North Tonawanda Announces Closure of Parks and Other Public Places During State of Emergency

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North Tonawanda City Hall

 

By: Staff Reports

The City of North Tonawanda provided the following update regarding their State of Emergency that was declared by Mayor Pappas one week ago:

A State of Emergency for the City of North Tonawanda as was declared under Section 24 of New York State Executive Law which preserves public safety.  In line with this declaration effective Sunday March 22, 2020 at 7 pm all City Municipal playgrounds, pavilions, and athletic fields including tennis and basketball courts, disc golf, and softball fields will be closed.  Swings will be removed by the Parks Dept, and all facilities will be closed until further notice.  Walking/riding on trails is still permitted.  Working in conjunction with the schools, County Health dept. and the State we are trying to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

City Hall will remain closed to the public as well as the Youth Center and Senior Center.  The Keller Building remains closed also.  While the Federal Post Office remains open, please abide by the 6-foot distance rule and comply with social distancing when attending the City Market.  Trash pick-up will continue as usual but we are asking that all trash be put in plastic bags and the bags then deposited in the totes.  Please do not leave anything outside a tote.  Bulk pick up will remain on schedule as usual but please put out what is only necessary at this time and not prior to the scheduled date of pick up.

As the governor has stated the virus rate increases with density and for that reason we wish to keep everyone from joining together to infect others.  Therefore, no group activities may take place in NT City Parks.

It is paramount that everyone adhere seriously to these measures to prevent the spread of the virus as we already have confirmed cases locally and wish to curtail the rate of increase.   Thanks to our local responders and city employees for their work in helping to make our City as safe as we possibly are able at this critical time.

 

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