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All village facilities, except parks, close indefinitely amid outbreak


All Valley Stream village facilities, except for parks and playgrounds, are closed until further notice amid the growing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, as federal, state, county and village officials seek to slow the spread of infection. Village trustee elections have been rescheduled to April 28 according to an executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 

According to notifications sent to residents on Monday, access to Village Hall will be limited to visits by appointment except for the delivery of absentee ballot applications for the village trustee elections due through Wednesday, March 18. Additionally, all village court dates are cancelled until further notice. Residents are advised to call (516) 825-4200 for questions and appointments.

Village facilities affected by the closures are:

— The Henry Waldinger Memorial Library

— The Pagan-Fletcher Restoration

— The Hendrickson Park Community Center

— The Firemen’s Field Clubhouse

— All basketball, tennis and handball courts

All village parks will remain open, however, access to park buildings and restrooms are closed until further notice. Playgrounds are also closed. All other services such as Fire Department, sanitation, public works, code enforcement and public safety will continue to operate.

The annoucement comes as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has topped 900 in New York state with three deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

-Scott Brinton contributed to this story.