Miscellaneous News - 7/3/2020

At the current time there are 5 active COVID cases in the Village. We have not had a report of a new positive test since June 24. Please do not allow this good news to create a false sense of security. We saw this week that two individuals returning from Florida created a local outbreak in a neighboring community. This was largely due to young adults not distancing, not wearing face coverings, not being cautious. We are seeing increasing cases across the county, which has led to the Governor requiring a 14 day quarantine for all those coming from multiple states including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.
Please do not let all of our hard work and effort go to waste. It is vital that we remind our children and particularly our teens that we must all do our part to limit the spread of this virus and keep the infection rate low.
If we can proceed on the current course we will be on target to move to Phase 4 of reopening on Tuesday July 7. This will include reopening of Higher Education, Low-Risk Indoor and Outdoor Arts and Entertainment, Media Production and Professional Sports Competitions with no fans. Phase 4 will also permit socially distant gatherings up to 50 people, and religious organizations can operate at 1/3 of building capacity. Full information and guidance is available at forward.ny.gov
Our Memorial Pool Complex is open. Pool permits and description of new processes are available at Mountkiscony.gov under QuickLinks. We are on target to being Camp Iroquois on Monday July 6.
We have removed the gates which limited access to the playground at Leonard Park. We have posted signs to indicate the equipment is not sanitized. It is essential that parents are accountable for managing their children and ensuring they are washing their hands if they chose to use the equipment.
Baseball and soccer fields will be open as of July 6. Basketball and volleyball courts remain closed.
Milling and paving for a number of residential streets throughout the Village will begin on July 8. Streets include Grandview, Lafayette, Drake, Beverly, Willets, East Hyatt, Ward, High, Pine, Lawrence, St. Marks and Boltis. For a full schedule go to the Village website under news or look on Facebook.
In observance of the 4th of July holiday, Village Hall will be closed today. Friday garbage collection will be move to Monday July 6.
Enjoy the holiday weekend and please remember to be responsible for your actions.