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Town of Huntington, NY - News Details

3/12/2020 - Lupinacci Declares Emergency, Huntington Closing Some Town Facilities, Asks Residents to Utilize Online Services

Huntington – 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 remains open however additional signage and a more thorough screening of visitors will be implemented starting Friday, March 13; visitors who appear symptomatic will be denied entry to Town facilities. Residents are urged to use all available online services offered by the Town to avoid making an unnecessary visit to Town Hall. 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.




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 is scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 16.




The Town of Huntington Senior Center, located at 423 Park Avenue, Huntington, and Senior Division facilities will be closed indefinitely beginning Friday, March 13, 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 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.




The Parks & Recreation Department has cancelled Saturday programs serving special needs individuals. The Dix Hills Ice Rink remains open and we have reached out to the leagues that use the facilities to ask for their assistance in coordinating preventive measures.


Earlier this 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, 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: