East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc will offer an update on the COVID-19 situation at the town board work session on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast live on LTV channel 22, but as part of the town's emergency efforts to contain the spread of the virus, public attendance will not be allowed.
The town declared a state of emergency on Friday and has closed all town buildings to the public. "Employees in certain departments performing tasks deemed essential during the current state of emergency will remain on duty, while the staff workforce in other departments will be reduced by half, with some employees, as possible, working from home," according to a Monday evening press release from the town. The town has also prohibited athletic recreation and social gatherings at its parks and playing fields.
As of Monday evening, there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in East Hampton Town, one of them in East Hampton Village.
Mr. Van Scoyoc will share important information for residents at Tuesday's meeting. Those who wish to submit comments for submission to the record can do so by emailing the Carole Brennan, the town clerk, at [email protected]. Those who need essential services, can contact town departments by email, mail, or phone.
The town board has canceled its Thursday evening meeting and meetings of all appointed boards.