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Huntington – Huntington Town Hall and all Town facilities will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16th and until further notice, with the limited exception of Crab Meadow Golf Course, Dix Hills Golf Course, Town parks and playgrounds, which at this time will remain open.
New facilities added to the closure list include Huntington Town Hall, the Town’s Recycling Center, and the Youth Bureau.
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci issued an Executive Order Declaring a Disaster Emergency in the Town of Huntington on Thursday, March 12, authorizing the closure of some Town facilities as additional measures are being taken to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
“In an abundance of caution, the Town is temporarily closing some of our facilities to ensure vulnerable members of our community are not put at unnecessary risk,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci. “Declaring an Emergency allows us to suspend competitive bidding procedures for the purchase of critical supplies and services, deny entry at any Town facility to individuals presenting symptoms or meeting the criteria of exposure for Coronavirus, and appoint personnel to fill vacancies or perform emergency services and duties.”
HUNTINGTON TOWN HALL
Huntington Town Hall is closed to the public on Monday, March 16. Residents are urged to use all available online services offered by the Town. Residents should contact Departments directly with questions about services, applications or forms that are available online.
Residents may utilize the black mailbox outside the main entrance to Town Hall labeled “Town Hall Mail” to drop off mail for Town Hall, including payment of taxes.
ANIMAL SHELTER (DOG SHELTER ONLY)
The Town of Huntington Animal Shelter, located at 106 Deposit Road, East Northport, is closed to visitors and volunteers after an employee called in to report symptoms on Thursday, March 12; a thorough cleaning of the facility is underway. Staffing is limited to the minimum required to be on duty to maintain the care and feeding of the dogs. 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. The shelter will remain closed to the public until further notice.
The Town of Huntington Senior Center, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, and Senior Division facilities are closed until further notice, including the Adult Day Care facility, the Senior Beach House, located at 239 Little Neck Road, Centerport, and all Senior Clubs. Congregate Meals (frozen meals) will be available during normal hours for pickup at the Senior Center facility (employees will bring the frozen meals outside). There is no change to the Home Delivered Meal Program, Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP), or Residential Repair Services. Employees will be on-hand to answer calls from residents during normal hours at (631) 351-3253.
Michael Grosso, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Huntington Hospital stated: “Our infectious disease and emergency management experts strongly support every public health effort to protect our population. Discouraging large gatherings is one of these efforts. Closing the Town of Huntington Adult Day Care Center for the time being is a prudent step. Our elders are an especially vulnerable population who should be encouraged to avoid crowds, while practicing good hand washing and taking the other preventive steps recommended by the CDC and New York State Department of Health.”
HART BUS FIXED ROUTES & PARATRANSIT
HART Bus Fixed Route Service and Paratransit Service remain unaffected however residents are urged to avoid riding HART buses if presenting symptoms or if they meet any of the criteria for exposure. Healthy individuals should only use HART for essential travel.
Questions? Call HART at (631) 427-8287 or email HARTBus@HuntingtonNY.gov
HUNTINGTON HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
The Huntington Highway Department office, located at 30 Rofay Drive, East Northport, is closed to the public until further notice. Please report road issues and submit service requests online or to (631) 499-0444.
PARKS & RECREATION
Town parks and playgrounds are open but all permits for play on Town fields are cancelled through March 31.
The Dix Hills Ice Rink is closed until further notice; all Ice Rink programming is cancelled.
Registration for Project PLAY, originally scheduled for March 21, is postponed until further notice.
The following activities are cancelled due to Suffolk County or School District facility closures:
- Creative Arts Workshops: Silas Wood School (S. Huntington School District) Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM; Signal Hill School (Half Hollow Hills School District) Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Adult Community Education: Dance Social at John Glenn High School (Elwood School District) Friday nights from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
- Yoga: Harley Avenue School (Elwood School District) Monday nights from 7:45 PM to 8:45 PM
- Coindre Hall: Zumba, Fridays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM; Strength to Go, Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 to 10:30 AM; Pickleball, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM; Indoor Soccer League, Wednesdays from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM; Volleyball, Tuesdays from 5:30 PM to 7 PM
- Developmentally Disabled Programs: Maplewood School (S. Huntington School District) Saturday Recreation Program from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Tuesday Gym Program from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Teen and Young Adult Program Saturdays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Questions? Call Parks & Recreation at (631) 351-3089 or email ParksandRec@HuntingtonNY.gov
The Town of Huntington Recycling Center, located at 641 New York Avenue, Huntington, will be closed to the public until further notice.
Questions? Call the Recycling Center at (631) 427-6377 or contact the Department of Environmental Waste Management at (631) 351-3186 or EWM@huntingtonNY.gov
All Traffic Violations Bureau conferences scheduled for Traffic Court on Thursday, March 19 have been administratively adjourned until further notice; if your conference was scheduled for March 19, please wait until you are notified of a new date.
The Huntington Youth Bureau, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, is closed to the public until further notice.
- The Youth Board’s regularly scheduled March meeting has been cancelled. They will meet again in April.
- Project EXCEL's College Trip planned to Hofstra University has been cancelled due to the fact that Hofstra has cancelled classes.
- Project EXCEL has cancelled their Employment Program until April.
- Half Hollow Hills Library, in collaboration with REACH CYA, Drug and Alcohol Project and the Youth Bureau staff, have cancelled their "Save A Life Start A Conversation" event on March 25.
- Youth Bureau programs taking place at various school district and library facilities have been cancelled.
Questions? Call the Youth Bureau at (631) 351-3061 or email info@HuntingtonYouthBureau.org
Last week, Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci provided an update on preventive measures being taken at Town of Huntington facilities to prevent the possible exposure and spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including more frequent cleaning and disinfecting of Town facilities, reminding residents they can access many Town services online at HuntingtonNY.gov, by phone (631) 351-3000 and by email, and urged members of the public and Town employees who are sick, showing symptoms of Coronavirus or at-risk to stay home and call their doctor to schedule an appointment.
Information on services the Town of Huntington can provide over the phone, online or by email, as well as information and resources for communities, schools, businesses, healthcare professionals and individuals from the Red Cross, the CDC and Northwell Health Huntington Hospital, can be found at: http://www.huntingtonny.gov/COVID19