LETTER FROM SUPERVISOR WHITNEY

FROM THE DESK OF 
SUPERVISOR JOHN C. WHITNEY, P.E.

COVID-19 UPDATE

March 20, 2020

 Fellow Islanders:

In accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders, the Town has reduced our staff to all but absolutely essential operations.  We have closed all the Public Buildings including Town Hall, Highway, Library, Golden Age Center and Recreation buildings.  With water bills being sent out, we’re asking that you mail a check or place one in the drop box located outside the lower level entrance to Town Hall.  On-line payment is another option.

We must remember that this virus is not to be taken lightly.  Please practice safe social distancing, wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer, wipe down surfaces with disinfecting wipes.  Work from home if possible and avoid large social gatherings.  In other words, please do everything possible to minimize the spread of this disease.

In these trying times, we need to try to stay positive.  Isolation can lead to depression.  If the weather allows, get outside, take a walk, go for a ride.  Make some phone calls, reach out to a friend or your neighbors.  We will get through this.  We can, we must.

Hopefully this will be over soon.  On a lighter note, Spring is here!

Stay Safe,
John C. Whitney, P.E.
Town Supervisor