Message from the Town Supervisor: COVID-19 Update 5.8.2020

From the Desk of Supervisor Fulgenzi

The Town of Mount Pleasant's State of Emergency remains in effect through May 15, 2020 as is NYS on PAUSE. COVID-19 numbers continue to decrease in Westchester County. As of May 7th, Westchester County* had 30,708 positive cases, 4,749 of which were active. This number is close to 3,000 less than last week’s active case count. In Mount Pleasant we have 527 positive cases, with 338 in the Village of Sleepy Hollow and 108 in the Village of Pleasantville. In Westchester County, approx 105,242 residents have been tested, or 10.5%.

This week, the County in conjunction with Westchester Medical Center has begun antibody testing for First Responders. The Town of Mount Pleasant is also offering antibody testing to the Police Department and Town employees. The Town regularly disinfects its buildings and vehicles. This will become a routine procedure for the future as well. 

A big thank you to Hanes Brands for donating face masks to the Town of Mount Pleasant through an agreement with the County. The Town has distributed masks to local businesses, schools and emergency personnel. Additionally, we are proud to be offer masks to Town residents on Wednesday, May 13th, from 11am to 1pm, and again from 4pm to 6pm at Town Hall located at 1 Town Hall Plaza, Valhalla, NY 10595. A drive thru operation will be in place and masks will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Residents are asked to stay in their cars and follow instructions to properly obtain their masks.

We encourage all residents to continue to follow the CDC, Federal, State and County recommendations to stay home in order to keep everyone safe.

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Reminders:

  • Recreation and Parks Department must delay registration for the pool and day camp programs until further information from the State is released. These programs will be provided based on the CDC guidelines and the New York State Health Department regulations and guidelines. Please contact the Recreation Department with questions/updates at 914-742-2310. 
  • According to a directive from Governor Cuomo on April 15, 2020, it is mandatory to wear a mask in public places that do not allow for 6 ft. social distancing. Masks are mandatory on public transportation.​​​​
  • Do not hoard items, especially medical supplies. If we all buy what we normally do, there will be plenty for everyone.
  • TMP will NOT let our own go hungry. If you or someone you know is struggling to put food on the table, call (914) 773-4280 and leave your name and telephone number. We will return your call as quickly as possible to assist you. For those interested in donating or volunteering to help those in need, this same number may be used. Please leave your name and phone number and someone will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your generosity in helping your neighbors.
  • TMP is asking those individuals and families who have tested positive for COVID-19 to voluntarily self-report to the MPPD. All information will be kept confidential. Please click here for more details. 
  • Active parks are closed (i.e. playgrounds).
  • DO NOT congregate and practice social distancing at all times.
  • We understand the need to be out and walking. Please use caution in the roadways. Avoid close contact with others, walk facing oncoming traffic and wear bright/reflective clothing, especially at night.
  • Town offices remain closed to the public. Essential offices are open and Department Heads and staff are prepared to address residents’ needs via phone and/or email ONLY. This includes the Police Department. For non-emergency questions, call (914) 769-1941. DO NOT GO TO THE POLICE DEPT FOR NON-EMERGENCIES.
  • The Town Board and related boards continue to meet remotely to ensure Town services run as smoothly as possible during this unprecedented time.
  • All U.S. flags on Town property were ordered to be at half-mast. This is to honor those who lost in the battle against COVID-19.
  • The United States Postal Service continues its normal operation.
  • CRP sanitation continues its normal operation and schedule.
  • The Recreation & Parks Department have cancelled all programs and closed all buildings. Please contact the Recreation Department with any questions at 914-742-2310.
  • The Office of Elder Americans and volunteers are continuing to provide meals to our seniors and those in need.

Please share this information with seniors and those who may not have access to the internet.

We understand this is a very challenging time. Our residents are in our thoughts and we hope you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these extraordinary times.

*Information obtained from Westchester County