FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town Alerts Residents of Necessary Precautionary Measures
North Hempstead, NY - Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board would like to remind residents about proper recycling procedures. Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and metal items need to be properly cleaned Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board remind residents to practice general hand washing procedures when handling food deliveries, food packaging, and anything received by mail.
According to the CDC, coronaviruses have a lower risk of spreading from food products or shipped packages than they do from close contact with individuals through respiratory droplets. However, the Town wishes to remind residents to take every precaution possible, including washing their hands for at least 20 seconds when returning from the grocery store, after removing packaging from food, and after handling packages and mail. It is also advisable to remove food that is delivered from its container, dispose of its packaging, and then heat before eating.
Residents are also reminded to properly dispose of used latex gloves, antibacterial wipes, and face masks directly in the trash and not in shopping carts or on the ground. This is absolutely critical in preventing the spread of coronavirus, and it helps prevent these materials from ending up in our waterways and storm drains which could cause damage to our environment and ecosystem.
Additionally, the Town is urging residents and landscapers who are doing yard work to please refrain from using leaf blowers whenever possible during this public health crisis.
For the latest updates visit: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or for North Hempstead updates, visit: