FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2020
MEDIA CONTACTS: Gordon Tepper, Rebecca Cheng, Matthew Leonenko and Michael Anderson | (516) 869-7794
Town of North Hempstead Facilities Temporarily Closed
Essential Services will still be provided
North Hempstead, NY - In the interest of preventing the spread of coronavirus, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth has announced that all Town facilities will remain closed to the public until Monday, March 30. Essential services, such as 311, the Clerk's office, and sanitation, will continue to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government.
“Nothing is more important than the safety and well being of you and your loved ones,” said Supervisor Bosworth. “We care deeply about our residents and employees, and we will continue taking all necessary precautionary measures to protect the health and welfare of everyone in our Town.”
Given the unprecedented nature of the current situation, Supervisor Bosworth has ordered vital Town employees to work remotely so they can help protect themselves and others.
“It is absolutely critical that we heed the advice of medical professionals,” Bosworth stated. “Avoid crowds, wash your hands religiously, and most importantly, remain in your home if at all possible. I cannot be emphatic enough: the only way to maintain public health right now is by staying apart, this includes social distancing – even for children. While this may serve as a temporary inconvenience, understand that the decisions we are making can literally save lives.”
The Town's 311 Call Center will remain open to callers on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.