North Hempstead offices to remain closed until April 20

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The Town of North Hempstead has extended its emergency declaration through Tuesday, May 12. (Photo by Rob Pelaez)

Due to concerns over the coronavirus, the Town of North Hempstead has closed its facilities until Monday, April 20, according to an email from Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

This includes most offices and all parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and bathrooms, as well as town-run beaches and the town dock, Bosworth said.

“While all Town buildings and parks are currently closed to the public, essential services are continuing to operate as the Town maintains the continuity of government with many of its employees working remotely,” Bosworth wrote.

Any programming originally scheduled by the Department of Community Services will remain canceled through May 16, with the closures “help[ing] to prevent the gathering of large groups and congregation of people in close proximity to each other.”

Programming originally scheduled by the Department of Services for the Aging is also canceled. That department is continuing to answer all services requests, and book taxi rides for food and medical transportation, Bosworth says.

Additionally, the Office of the Receiver of Taxes has “temporarily suspended in-person services in an abundance of caution.”

“Residents are asked to make tax payments through the online payment system or through mail. Additionally, there will be no local community tax collection sites this spring,” Bosworth wrote.

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