Coronavirus Update from Town of North Hempstead (March 9, 2020; 11:04pm ET)

Dear Mayors,

This morning, the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the Town of North Hempstead was announced by the Nassau County Department of Health. We want to reassure you that we are continuing to coordinate with all levels of government to ensure that every preventative measure is taken to protect the health and safety of our residents.

Out of an abundance of caution, and in the interest of prevention, the Town of North Hempstead cancelled all Town-run senior programs and social events through and including Friday, March 20. Additionally, our Spring Fling events slated for March 20 and March 27 are being rescheduled. Many senior groups have also cancelled their meetings and classes. For a full list of updates, please visit northhempsteadny.gov/coronavirus or call 311.

We are emphasizing that anyone who is exhibiting flu-like symptoms should not be frequenting any Town facilities. If you are unwell, please stay home. This message has been extended to our employees and residents, alike.

As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises the following to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like the coronavirus:

•                 Stay home when you are sick.

•                 Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizers when water is not available.

•                 Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

•                 If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.

•                 Avoid sharing personal household items such as glasses and eating utensils

•                 Clean all “high-touch” surfaces, including doorknobs, phones, and tabletops.

•                 Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

•                 Avoid large gatherings and maintain distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.

If you or anyone you know has additional questions or concerns, please visit cdc.gov or call the New York State Coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 where callers can speak to an actual medical expert.

We care about you and want to make sure we are all taking every precaution possible.

Warm Regards,

Judi

Judi Bosworth
Supervisor
Town of North Hempstead
220 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
(W) 516-869-6311
(F) 516-627-4204
bosworthj@northhempsteadny.gov

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