Roslyn villages shift operations as coronavirus cases hit 35

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Roslyn Village Hall has ceased most operations due to the coronavirus. (Photo by Teri West)

Thirty-five cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed in the Roslyn area as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Nassau County statistics.

Four cases have so far been identified in the Village of Roslyn, five in the Village of Old Westbury, 10 in the Village of East Hills, 10 in the Village of Flower Hill and 16 in the Village of North Hills.

Roslyn Village Hall has ceased most operations for the forseeable future due to the virus, with departments including the Building Department, Tax Department and Village Court closed through March 31.

Roslyn’s Department of Public Works is an exception, as it will be working daily with a limited crew. In an emergency, the department can be reached by calling 516-621-1960.

The village has also suspended all downtown parking meter requirements  through March 31.

Services at Old Westbury Village Hall will be conducted over the phone at 516-626-0800 or through email, with the village’s Building Department, Department of Public Works, and Water Department all continuing to operate.

The village said the Old Westbury Police Department “has been working closely” with the county’s Office of Emergency Management and Department of Health.

In East Hills, the village has closed its park and facilities and is encouraging residents to restrict their activities and to practice social distancing.

Also closed to the public is Flower Hill Village Hall, effective March 20. The village website said appointments are available at (516) 627-5000.

The village said it is operating with reduced staff and advises those dropping off plans or applications to use the mail slot at the village hall. All future meetings of the Architectural Review Committee, Zoning Board and Board of Trustees are “subject to cancellation or alternative meeting formats.”

In North Hills, the village has suspended all open permits and village shuttle service, and while Village Hall is closed to the public, staff is available by phone and email.

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