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COVID-19-IMPACTED TOWN SERVICES | BUSINESS REOPENING RESOURCES
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LATEST UPDATE:

Please report any unsafe behavior observed on Town property directly to Public Safety's 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (631) 351-3234 so our patrols can respond.

  • 3/3/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: The Department of Building & Engineering is closed today for a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. A building inspector tested positive for COVID-19 from a test administered on Tuesday, March 2 for which the results came back today, Wednesday, March 3; while the affected employee did not have any interactions at Town Hall, he has been in the field inspecting various residential projects; the Town is in the process of directly notifying the potentially exposed residents individually.
  • 2/26/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: The Town Clerk's Office and the Dix Hills Ice Rink Office will be closed today (the Ice Rink itself is open) for contact tracing and disinfecting/cleaning after one employee in each office tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us last night.
  • 1/14/2021 - Automatic Renewal Process for Senior/Disability Low Income Exemptions in 2021
  • 1/13/2020 - Bureau of Administrative Adjudication January 14 Court Appearances Postponed
  • 1/12/2021 - NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center; Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
  • Town Hall Open by Appointment Only for your convenience and safety (to ensure distancing can be maintained), Contact Departments Directly or Call (631) 351-3000 to be Connected

Town of Huntington COVID-19 Preparedness & Recovery (last updated 3/3/2021, unless specified below)

Receive text alerts from the Town of Huntington by texting HuntingtonNY to 99411.

TOWN HALL

Huntington Town Hall is open by appointment only for your safety and convenience. Please contact Departments directly or call (631) 351-3000 to be connected to a department.

Residents are urged to use all available online services offered by the Town; email Departments directly with questions about services, applications or forms that are available online; responses may be delayed due to Town facility closures to employees.

Mail/Documents/Payments to be Delivered to Town Hall:

  • Send mail to: Huntington Town Hall, Department Name/Room #, 100 Main Street, Huntington NY 11743
  • Residents may utilize the while mailbox to the left of the main entrance to Town Hall labeled “Town Hall Mail Only” to drop off mail for Town Hall. 

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ONLINE SERVICES

There are many Town services available online; Many questions can be answered over the phone, by email or online:

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BOARD MEETINGS

All scheduled meetings are being held remotely with audio live-streaming on TV channels Optimum 18, FIOS 38 and online until further notice; meeting video feeds will be available for replay after the meeting takes place. The Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) have each created an online hearing process for meetings held remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous meeting postponements:

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ACCESSORY APARTMENTS/RENTALS

  • Accessory apartment and rental inspections have resumed; please bear with us as Code Enforcement is working through the backlog created by the months-long COVID-19 postponement of inspections. Questions? Please call (631) 351-3008.

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ANIMAL SHELTER

Town of Huntington Animal Shelter, located at 106 Deposit Road, East Northport, is open by appointment; staffing is limited to the minimum required to be on duty to maintain the care and feeding of the dogs.

  • ADOPTIONS BY APPOINTMENT: Call ahead to make an appointment at (631) 754-8722. During your appointment, Animal Shelter staff will bring dogs to the parking lot for adoption evaluation purposes.
  • Staff will continue to take in new dogs to the facility, greeting drop-offs at the front entrance to the shelter during normal hours of operation; calling the shelter ahead of your visit at (631) 754-8722 is suggested but not required.

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ASSESSOR

On January 12, 2021, the Town Board established procedures allowing the automatic renewal of the Senior/Disability Low Income Exemptions for applicants who received these real property tax exemptions in 2020; those who received the exemption in 2020 will receive the same exemption in 2021 automatically without an application, as long as their eligibility for these exemptions is maintained.

In early December 2020, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci joined with his fellow Suffolk County Supervisor colleagues in urging Governor Cuomo to intervene on behalf of municipalities across the State to assist those most in need allowing for the creation of an automatic renewal process for Senior/Disability Low Income Exemptions for 2021. The New York State COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2020, enacted on December 28, 2020, provided for the renewal of such exemptions.

If the applicant believes their income has changed, making them eligible for a greater benefit, they can request a new application from the Assessor, which will not be required to be filed in person. Applicants may call the Assessor’s Office at (631) 351-3226 or email AssessorInfo@huntingtonny.gov to request a new application, which can also be downloaded on the Town website.

The Assessor may require a renewal application to be filed if she has reason to believe that an owner who qualified in 2020 may have since changed his or her primary residence, added another owner to the deed, transferred the property to a new owner, or died. Call the Assessor's Office for information at (631) 351-3226 or email AssessorInfo@huntingtonny.gov.

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BUILDING/ENGINEERING

  • 3/3/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: The Department of Building & Engineering is closed today for a thorough cleaning and disinfecting. A building inspector tested positive for COVID-19 from a test administered on Tuesday, March 2 for which the results came back today, Wednesday, March 3; while the affected employee did not have any interactions at Town Hall, he has been in the field inspecting various residential projects; the Town is in the process of directly notifying the potentially exposed residents individually.

Building Permit Updates:

  • Construction permits expiring from March 12, 2020 through July 31, 2020 have been extended for a period of six months from the original expiration date, except in cases where the Department of Engineering revokes a previously issued permit due to Building Code violations.
  • All building permit fees will be temporarily waived for the construction, installation or repair of outdoor accessory structures to a home or other building, such as sheds, porches, decks, swimming pools, fences, retaining walls, and other similar outdoor structures and projects, pursuant to Town Board action on April 21, 2020 through the end of business on September 1, 2020.
  • Proper permit applications will continue to be required, even for permits with waived fees, before the work is commenced and all necessary inspections of the work will continue to be required in accordance with standard procedure, so that the Town has a record of the construction and repairs. Residents with questions may contact the Building Permits Department at (631) 351-2821 between 8:30am and 3:30pm.

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BUREAU OF ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION

  • Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, court appearances scheduled for December 31, 2020, January 7, 2021 and January 14, 2021 have been postponed; respondents will receive notice of a new appearance date by mail.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

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DIX HILLS WATER DISTRICT

As COVID-19 continues to impact our communities, the Dix Hills Water District, along with other public water suppliers, want to let you know the tap water remains safe to drink. The World Health Organization and the CDC have stated that since public water suppliers chlorinate the water supply, the virus will not affect the water; at the present time, our water suppliers have checked with all the chemical suppliers that provide this chlorine disinfectant and no shortages are expected.

  • COVID-19 & Your Water Service (March 17, 2020)
  • Information on Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use: Building and business closures for weeks or months reduce water usage, potentially leading to stagnant water inside building plumbing. New guidance from the EPA, Maintaining or Restoring Water Quality in Buildings with Low or No Use, describes steps that building owners, building managers, and businesses can take to maintain the water quality in their building while it is closed and unoccupied.
  • RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS: COVID-19 Deferred Payment Agreement Notice & COVID-19 State Of Emergency Change In Financial Circumstances Self-Certification Form
    • The Town will not terminate or discontinue your residential service for the nonpayment of bills, taxes, or fees for the duration of the state COVID-19 disaster emergency. Residential customers who have experienced a change in financial circumstances since March 7, 2020 due to the COVID-19 state of emergency will have the right, upon the completion of a financial statement and submission of supporting documentation, to enter into a deferred payment agreement without the requirement of a down payment, late fees, or penalties.
    • If you are a residential customer and you have experienced a change in financial circumstances since March 7, 2020 due to the COVID-19 disaster emergency and wish to enter into a deferred payment agreement, please fill out the COVID-19 State Of Emergency Change In Financial Circumstances Self-Certification Form and submit to the Dix Hills Water District as set forth in the certification’s instructions. Following receipt of the signed certification, the Dix Hills Water District will contact you about the possibility of a deferred payment agreement.

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HART BUS/TRAFFIC SAFETY

  • 2/1/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: A driver for the H10 Route of the HART Bus Fixed Route Service began showing symptoms this past Friday, January 29th and tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, January 31st. The driver works the H10 Route Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM-2:30 PM and follows all preventive protocols, including wearing a mask at all times. The driver, who was operating a bus that is equipped with a plexiglass enclosure surrounding the driver’s area, did not work last Thursday, January 28th or Monday, January 18th. The bus in question has been thoroughly sanitized daily, along with our entire fleet of buses.
  • HART Bus Passengers Mandated by Governor to Wear Face Masks, DIY Instructions on How to Make a Mask

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HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Report road issues and emergencies, such as potholes, downed trees, flooding, and downed stop signs online or by phone at (631) 499-0444.

  • The Huntington Highway Department office, located at 30 Rofay Drive, East Northport, has been closed to the public since Friday, March 13.
  • We ask that residents remain in their homes while our crews are performing work nearby. Should you need to speak with our crews in the field, please contact our office at: (631) 499-0444.

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MARITIME SERVICES

MARITIME FACILITY RULES

  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more while visiting/utilizing Maritime facilities.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask when distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

 Affected Services/Facilities:

  • BOAT RAMPS & MARINAS are open.
  • GOLD STAR MOTORIZED BOAT LAUNCH SERVICE: The motorized boat launch service is accessible at Golf Star Battalion Beach; each person who will be on the boat must wear a face mask and they are strongly advised to wear gloves.
  • SHELLFISHING: Commercial baymen may continue to operate using their 2019 permits, until Town Hall reopens and is able to process 2020 permits.

The Harbormaster’s Office is closed to the public until further notice; staff is working remotely, in the field, and on patrol. Please call (631) 351-3255 or email harbormaster@huntingtonny.gov with any inquiries and leave a phone number or email to ensure we can respond in a timely manner.

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PARKING

Huntington Village Parking:

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PARKS & RECREATION

  • 2/26/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: The Dix Hills Ice Rink Office will be closed today (the Ice Rink itself is open) for contact tracing and disinfecting/cleaning after one office employee tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us last night.

PARK RULES

  • Practice social distancing of 6 feet or more while visiting town parks and beaches.
  • Visitors must wear a face mask when distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

Please report any unsafe behavior observed on Town property directly to Public Safety's 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (631) 351-3234 so our patrols can respond.

OPEN TO PUBLIC WHILE SAFE DISTANCING & WEARING FACE MASKS

Questions? Call (631) 351-3089 or email ParksandRec@HuntingtonNY.gov.

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PURCHASING

Purchasing Procedure Modifications while Town Hall is closed to the Public:

  • Bid/RFP openings will be conducted as scheduled, however there will not be any public openings due to the precautions related to the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Bids/RFP’s: The majority of the Town Bids/RFP’s can be downloaded online. Please submit your proposals to be received by Purchasing at Huntington Town Hall no later than the date and time indicated in the bid specifications. Additionally, there will be a special mailbox set up in front of Town Hall labeled "Town Hall" for vendors who wish to drop off their bids, which must be delivered in accordance with the date and time specified in the Bid /RFP.
  • Bid Specification CD Purchases: Vendors wishing to pay for the purchase of a CD by credit card should email purchasing@huntingtonny.gov requesting to use this means of payment and a member of the purchasing staff will contact you to take your credit card information. There will be a $10.00 charge for the CD plus $5.00 for shipping and handling to send the CD return receipt requested to the address provided in your email. Please make sure you provide a current phone number and indicate which bid you are referring to. Vendors wishing to pay for the CD by check should send their $10.00 check with the requested bid they are interesting in purchasing along with their Federal Express Account number and we will mail out the CD via FedEx.

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SENIOR DIVISION

The Town of Huntington Senior Center, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, and Senior Division facilities have been closed since Friday, March 13, including the Adult Day Care facility, the Senior Beach House, located at 239 Little Neck Road, Centerport, and all Senior Clubs.

  • Home Delivered Meal Delivery: five (5) frozen meals will be delivered on Mondays only; please call the Senior Center for registration information.
  • Congregate Meal (Frozen Meal) pick up: five (5) frozen meals will be available for pickup on Mondays only between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM at the Senior Center facility for registered seniors only (employees will bring the frozen meals outside); there will be a car line-up for registered seniors to be checked in and to give voluntary contribution before picking up frozen meals; please call the Senior Center for information.
  • Adult Day Care Frozen Meal pick up: five (5) frozen meals will be available for pickup on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM for Adult Day Care meal recipients.
  • Residential Repair Services have resumed.
  • Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP) has resumed.
SENIOR CENTER HOURS: Employees will be on-hand to answer calls from residents:
  • Monday-Friday: (631) 351-3253 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Alternate phone: (631) 351-3304.

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TAX PAYMENTS

  • 2/10/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: A full-time employee who last worked at the cashier's window in the Receiver of Taxes' Office this past Friday, February 5, has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee left work after exhibiting headache symptoms on Friday and was administered a COVID-19 test on Saturday, February 6, which came back positive. The office was thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Staff who worked in close contact with the employee are quarantining until Monday, February 15.

Tax payments for the 2020/2021 tax year made after June 1, 2021 must be remitted to the Suffolk County Comptroller, 330 Center Drive, Riverhead NY 11901-3311.

Questions? Contact the Receiver of Taxes Office at (631) 351-3217 or email JGuthman@huntingtonny.gov

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TOWN CLERK

  • 2/26/2021 - NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE: The Town Clerk's Office will be closed today for contact tracing and disinfecting/cleaning after one office employee tested positive for COVID-19, as reported to us last night.
  • All permit and license applications are available online.
  • The most commonly requested permit/transcript/license application forms are listed online.
  • In light of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders regarding service of process, and the fact that Town Hall is currently closed to visitors, we have established an email address where the Town of Huntington is temporarily accepting service. The newly established email address for service in this period is serviceofprocess@huntingtonny.gov. Please note that service will be temporarily accepted via this method only for the Town of Huntington; service of process on individuals should continue to proceed in manner required by applicable law.

Questions? Contact the Town Clerk's Office at (631) 351-3206 or email ARaia@huntingtonny.gov

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TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS BUREAU

  • UPDATE December 9, 2020: Due to new gathering limitations at Town Hall:
    • All Traffic Court conferences will be held virtually (by telephone, Zoom, Facetime, etc.) until further notice. Any person requesting an in-person conference will be contacted once conditions warrant.
    • There will be no in-person traffic court hearings until further notice.
  • Please email trafficviolations@huntingtonny.gov if you have any questions.

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TRASH/RECYCLING

Regular residential and commercial trash collection, as well as residential recycling collection has continued as normally scheduled.

  • RECYCLING COLLECTION UPDATE: Please be mindful to include only acceptable recyclables in your recycling container. Inclusion of unacceptable curbside recyclables will result in your recycling not being collected. For more information please visit: Bottles, cans and plastic recycling & Recycling Contamination
  • During this difficult time, we are asking all residents to be mindful and comply with the limits on placing garbage at the curb. With so many families staying home at the same time, our garbage collection crews are picking up a lot more trash than usual. This is physically straining on the people that pick up your garbage.
  • As a reminder Town Code permits that each home place up to 6 cans or bags of garbage (weighing 50 lbs. or less each) out on their first collection day of the week. On the second garbage day of the week each home is allowed six cans or bags of garbage and up to 4 bulk items which are items that are heavier than 50 pounds or longer than 4 feet. To preserve the health and safety of our garbage workers if you could refrain or reduce putting out heavy bulk items on your second garbage day of the week until this crisis is over it would be greatly appreciated.

Other services:

  • YARD WASTE: Please limit yard waste to ten (10) bags curbside per week until further notice. There has been a significant increase in curbside yard waste due to the 24 hour, 7 day a week occupancy at almost every residence in the Town. Not only are residents performing yard clean-up projects but we have seen a proliferation of landscapers leaving their yard waste clean-up materials curbside rather than carting it away as most had previously done. The yard waste increase will result in significant financial over-runs for the Department of Environmental Waste Management; therefore a 10-bag limit of yard waste per week has been implemented. If a residence has more than 10 bags curbside a Town Sanitation Inspector will issue a Notice instructing the resident to move (or have their landscaper move) any volume in excess of 10 bags behind their property line until the next collection week.
  • Appointment-based curbside collection of appliances and certain televisions has been reinstated as of June 1, 2020.
  • The Town of Huntington Recycling Center, located at 641 New York Avenue, Huntington is open (normal hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM). In order to limit exposure of Town personnel to residents using the drop off facility residents are requested to follow both the posted instructions as well as the directives from facility staff on when they are permitted access to the drop off areas.
  • The bagged grass drop-off program has been reinstated as of June 1, 2020 at the Recycling Center. The cost is $2.00 per bag with a five bag limit. Proof of residency is required to participate in the drop off program. Alternatively residents are advised to mulch their grass clippings.
  • SERVICE REQUESTS: Due to limited staffing at Town Hall residents are encouraged to report any sanitation related questions, service requests, and complaints online.

Questions? Contact the Recycling Center at (631) 427-6377, the main Town switchboard at (631) 351-3000 or EWM@huntingtonNY.gov

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YOUTH BUREAU

The Huntington Youth Bureau, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, is closed to the public until further notice but the following services have resumed:

  • Huntington Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center (HDACC): Huntington Drug and Alcohol Counseling Center (HDACC) is providing Telehealth services, including assessment, counseling, education, and referral via telephone. These services are confidential, and designed to help individuals as well as family members recover from alcohol and other drug related problems. The staff of HDACC is well regarded for providing high quality client care. Our new reception number is (631) 738-5481 and will be answered 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
  • Limited youth will be transported to Dix Hills Pool. Please call (631) 351-3061 for registration.
  • Food distribution continues to take place for families affected by the pandemic. Pick up takes place every Monday from 11-4 at the Big H location.
  • Tri CYA is now open to youth on Tues, Wed Thurs 2-5 PM. Only registered youth can attend (limited to 30 participants).
  • Youth Bureau programs taking place at various school district and library facilities have been limited to reflect state guidelines. Please check with the Youth Bureau directly should you have an questions regarding current programs or services

Questions? Call (631) 351-3061 or email info@HuntingtonYouthBureau.org

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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RESOURCES FOR UNEMPLOYED/QUARANTINED INDIVIDUALS

EMERGENCY COVID-19 PAID SICK LEAVE

  • Emergency COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave guarantees workers job protection and provides financial compensation while they are on a mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to the Coronavirus.

OTHER OPTIONS FOR UNEMPLOYED/QUARANTINED INDIVIDUALS

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RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

TOWN SERVICES

NEW YORK STATE REOPENING GUIDANCE

IMPORTANT: All businesses eligible to open in Phase One need to read the guidelines for their industry and submit an affirmation. In addition, they should print and complete the safety plan and display in their business.

WHAT QUALIFIES AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS?

  • If you are uncertain about the designation of your business type as essential/non-essential, contact NYS Empire State Development Corp. to receive guidance.
  • If you believe your business should be designated as essential AND your business type is not listed as essential at the above link you must apply for permission from NYS Empire State Development Corp. Complete this form and follow the instructions on the form to submit your application.

GETTING INVOLVED IN THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

New York State Department of Health instructions for offers of assistance from:

Suffolk County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Drive

  • Drop off PPE supplies (gloves, masks, gowns, etc.) between 10am-2pm at the Suffolk County Fire Academy, 103 East Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Suffolk County contact information for offers of supplies, real estate, offers to adapt existing business to produce supplies:

BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

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HOW TO HELP

New York State Department of Health has instructions for all offers of assistance from:

Suffolk County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Supply Drive

  • Drop off PPE supplies (gloves, masks, gowns, etc.) between 10am-2pm at the Suffolk County Fire Academy, 103 East Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980.

Suffolk County contact information for offers of supplies, real estate, offers to adapt existing business to produce supplies:

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OTHER STATE, COUNTY, HEALTH RESOURCES

NEW YORK STATE

SUFFOLK COUNTY

HEALTH RESOURCES

You can find information and resources for communities, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals and individuals:

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PREVENTION TIPS

As mentioned, we are sticking to the common advice during cold and flu season:

  • Stay home, stop the spread and save lives.
  • Wash your hands frequently and lather for at least 20 seconds before rinsing.
  • Keep yourself at least 6 feet away from others. Avoid shaking hands or greeting people with a hug. Please maintain a safe distance when grocery shopping and try to avoid shopping as a group, leave your family home if possible.
  • Wear a face mask when distancing is not possible. Download DIY instructions for making your own face mask (no-sew instructions included).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as the virus can enter your body this way. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with your inner elbow or a tissue. Sanitize commonly used household items, your cell phone and high touch surfaces daily.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, please call your doctor or medical facility in advance of seeking medical attention to avoid possibly spreading the virus.

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