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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Cancellations and Postponements

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Due to the state of emergency declared by Suffolk County yesterday, the Town of Smithtown and Smithtown Central School District have enacted a number of closures, adjournments and scheduling adjustments out of an abundance of caution to further prevent the potential for community spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19.

Smithtown Senior Center: To protect the health and safety of those most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, the Town of Smithtown will be closing the Senior Center for two weeks starting Monday, March 16th through March 30th, 2020. We understand this inconvenience and are taking every measure to ensure your quality of life remains optimal during this current health crisis.

For those residents who come to the Senior Center for lunch, we can make arrangements to deliver those meals during the building closure. The Meals on Wheels program will continue to operate to homebound seniors.

Smithtown Central School District: Schools will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 16th, through Sunday, March 22, 2020. All activities and building use is cancelled for the week. The School District will continue to monitor the public health situation and reevaluate whether or not to extend this closure towards the end of the week. For a list of frequently asked questions please visit the School District Website at www.smithtown.k12.ny.us/district/faq_closing

The next week away from school should not be viewed as a typical vacation. Families should consider restricting travel and avoiding large gatherings.

Limit Community Spread: The Town Board meeting scheduled for March 19th, 2020 at 7PM has been moved to 2 PM in the Victor T. Liss Board Room. In an effort to protect the health of all residents from risk of exposure to the coronavirus, the Town of Smithtown will suspend the public portion of this Town Board meeting. Residents wishing to be heard on the record, should email: townclerk@smithtownny.gov prior to the meeting time. All written public comments will be added to the record.

The Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Board will be making adjustments to limit the number of individuals in the room at one particular time. We will update the public on those scheduling adjustments in real time.

Residents wishing to watch Town Board, Planning and Board of Zoning meetings can do so via live stream by logging into www.SmithtownNY.gov

Currently there are two confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Town of Smithtown. Suffolk County Health experts have said that as of present, each confirmed COVID-19 case had been contracted through community spread. As such, many parades, events and races have been postponed already. If you are planning on holding a large event, you may wish to consider rescheduling it to a later date, to help protect the safety of our residents.

For up to the minute announcements on cancellations, please download the Town of Smithtown Mobile App.

If you are planning on coming to Town Hall or other official town buildings for permits, services or assistance, please call ahead or attempt to speak with department staff over the phone instead if possible. Many Smithtown functions can be found or completed online at www.SmithtownNY.gov as opposed to in person.

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1. if you believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, call your doctor immediately and be vigilant in limiting your exposure to others. It is vital for all residents to continue washing and sanitizing hands frequently.

While we understand that residents may be temporarily inconvenienced by these changes, our top priority is ensuring that each member of this community remains safe and healthy during this time.

Thank you for your continued patience as we attempt to limit any further risk for community spread of the Coronavirus.

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