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A Message from Supervisor Bosworth: Coronavirus Update

Last Updated 3/29/21:

Every day, it seems there’s some news about the COVID-19 vaccine, and that’s a good thing. I just want to make sure that we’re keeping you informed about any of the updates that we’ve received.

Earlier this week, Governor Cuomo announced that individuals over 60 are now eligible to receive the vaccine, and teachers can now be vaccinated at pharmacies.

The CDC has also released new guidelines for those who have been fully vaccinated. The good news is that once people are fully vaccinated, they can visit with other fully vaccinated people - indoors without wearing masks or social distancing. And they can also visit unvaccinated children and grandchildren – people who they may not have seen indoors in a year – as long as the people they’re visiting are from a single household and are at low risk for severe COVID-19 disease. Quarantining and testing are no longer necessary if a vaccinated person has been exposed to COVID-19 and shows no symptoms. For now, fully vaccinated people should continue to take precautions in public like wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.

We certainly recognize the difficulties many have experienced using Nassau County and New York State’s online portals to register. However, this is still the way to to do it, and we continue to encourage residents to visit www.ny.gov/vaccine or www.nassaucountyny.gov/vaccine to sign up or to receive the latest updates. Residents can also call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-697-4829.

There are now other ways to get appointments as well. Appointments to receive the vaccine are also being scheduled through Walgreens, CVS, and Northwell Health, online at Walgreens.com, CVS.com, and Northwell.edu.

County Executive Laura Curran recently announced that the Nassau Coliseum will be used as a mass COVID-19 vaccination site, starting later this month.

We've been trying to make it easier for our seniors and veterans to get to vaccination sites. We have expanded our free transportation initiative so Project Independence members and veterans can get taxis to vaccination sites in our area, such as LIU Post, Nassau Community College, Nassau University Medical Center, as well as the Northport VA Medical Center for our veterans. Project Independence members with vaccination appointments should call 311 to schedule a ride.

While the current supply still is not meeting the overwhelming demand, we must remain patient and cautious. It is so important to keep wearing masks and to practice social distancing. Not only will this protect you, but it will protect those around you who may not have been vaccinated.

This pandemic is an ongoing battle. It’s hard to believe that we started these calls over a year ago. We understand the challenges that all of us are facing while living through this pandemic, but, with the vaccine, we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We will get through this together.

As always, please be smart, and stay safe

COVID-19 Reports

TONH Positive Cases by Community (Source)
A listing of all TONH communities and the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported for the specific communities. There are also two columns following each date that shows the change from the prior reporting date in count and percentage.

Tracking NYS Metrics - LI Region (Source)
A report that includes a trend table tracking the 7 metrics required for the LI Region to enter phase 1 and future phases as part of the NY Forward initiative set forth by the Governor. This report also includes each date’s table as a comparative tool to view other regions.

Click here to see the updated reports.

Closures and Updates:

  • A local state of emergency for the Town of North Hempstead has been declared through April 7, 2021 due to the conditions produced by the rapid and continuing spread of coronavirus.

  • The Town Building Department reopened on May 28, 2020 as part of of Phase 1 from New York State. The Building Department will accept applications for minor work by US Mail or package delivery. Requests for the status of existing files and applications can be achieved through via email at Buildings@northhempsteadny.gov. Residents can also schedule an appointment via email for the submission of large Building Permit applications. There will be no walk-in service until further notice. Residents without email access can call 516-869-6311 for assistance. All other existing construction work comments or questions should be directed to the assigned inspector for that project.

  • The Town has announced that restaurants can apply for outdoor dining permits free of charge. Application information can be found by clicking here.

  •  Visit www.mynhtv.com to see the latest virtual programming from North Hempstead TV (NHTV)'s the Town's public access television station. In person Project Independence exercise classes are canceled until further notice, but virtual programming can be viewed on NHTV.

  • Project Independence's food shopping transportation program will be extending its hours to 7 a.m. to 2 p.m, 7 days a week. Riders will be picked up individually. Call 311 or 516-869-611, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Saturday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make an appointment. Taxi ride costs (including tips) are being waived.

  • The Clerk's Office is currently taking appointments for the processing of marriage licenses for Town of North Hempstead residents only. This process is done in person and by appointment ONLY on Monday, Wednesday, Friday mornings. Couples should call 311 or 516-869-6311, or email feedback@northhempsteadny.gov to make an appointment.

  • Supervisor Judi Bosworth and the Town Board unanimously approved various building permit extensions, policy modifications, and the waiver of certain permit fees, in an effort to assist residents during the current state of emergency. For more information click here.

  • Town facilities will remain closed to the public. Essential services, such as 311, the Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government. Please call 311 for updated information about the Office of the Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes.

  • The Town's 311 Call Center is open 7 days a week. Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 7:30pm; Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Town bid openings and RFP proposal deadlines are being rescheduled and extended. Please check the Bid (www.northhempsteadny.gov/bids) and RFP (www.northhempsteadny.gov/RFPs) pages of the Town's website for the updated dates. Any questions should be sent to contracts@northhmepsteadny.gov.

  • Community Services programming is canceled until further notice, please call 311 or 516-869-6311 for the latest updates.

  • The Port Washington Parking District 6 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Monday through Friday.

For more information, please visit:

Nassau County Department of Health COVID-19 Positive Tests Map: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/4946/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Nassau Count Senior Citizen Coronavirus Hotline: 516-227-9590
New York State Coronavirus Updates: now.ny.gov/page/s/coronavirus-updates
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
New York State Board of Health: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
Nassau County Board of Health: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/1652/Health-Department
New York State Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

New York State Coronavirus Price Gouging Complaint Form: https://ag.ny.gov/price-gouging-complaint-form
Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs: pricegouging@nassaucountyny.gov or call 516-571-2600

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