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Posted on: September 8, 2020

COVID-19 Info & Resources

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Message from the Babylon Town Board

Dear Neighbors, 

We hope that you and your loved ones are doing well and staying healthy during this difficult time. We have come a long way since the beginning of this pandemic and we thank you all for your continued patience and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters. While we certainly have made great strides in combating COVID-19 in our area, we are not in the clear yet. Please continue to maintain social distancing and wear a face covering in public places, as these are the easiest effective methods to reduce transmission of the virus. By doing these small steps and using common sense, you will be doing your part to help get things back to normal.

The Town of Babylon is a strong community and we have stood together to face great adversity before. Please be mindful of those around you and show the same compassion for your neighbors that you have shown when we have gone through tough times in the past. With patience and empathy, we will all emerge from this challenging situation stronger and more united - just as we did before.

Sincerely, 

Supervisor Rich Schaffer

Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez

Councilman Terry McSweeney

Councilman Anthony Manetta

Councilman DuWayne Gregory

Town Clerk Gerry Compitello

Receiver of Taxes Jennifer Montiglio

Town Status Update

All regions of New York state, including the Town of Babylon and the rest of Long Island, are in the final stage of reopening: Phase 4. For a full list of what is allowed to reopen as part of this phase and the guidance they must follow, please visit the NY Forward website.

The Town of Babylon remains under a State of Emergency as declared by Supervisor Schaffer on March 13th and town buildings remain partially closed. However, all essential Town services are available. You can submit a request online here to the appropriate department, who will contact you in response to your inquiry. Click here to find forms, applications and other documents.

If you do need to visit either Town Hall or the Town Hall Annex to drop off or pick-up anything related to a necessary service, there will be one entrance available to speak with a Public Safety officer. We ask that you contact the department that you need prior to your visit. To be connected with a specific department, please call (631) 957-3000.

If you are looking to obtain a Marriage License, please email marriageinfo@townofbabylon.com to schedule your appointment.  Please include the date of your wedding and contact information in your request.

Board Meetings

Some board meetings are still being held remotely until further notice due to COVID-19. Please see the below list for information regarding the current status of upcoming meetings.

Remote Meetings

  • Accessory Apartment Review Board
  • Babylon Town Board

In-Person Meetings

  • Planning Board
  • Zoning Board of Appeals

Click here to learn how to participate in any of these meetings. For information on previously held meetings, please visit this page. Previous board meetings can be viewed here.

Download the NYS COVID Alert App

To stop the spread of COVID-19, New York needs each of us to do our part. One way you can help yourself and your community is by participating in our newly launched mobile contact tracing app COVID Alert NY. Click here to learn more.

Business Assistance 

Knowing full well how important local business is to our community, the Town of Babylon and Babylon IDA have unveiled a variety of programs designed to lend assistance and provide necessary resources to these establishments and organizations during this difficult time. To learn more about these programs, please visit our COVID-19 Business Assistance page.

COVID-19 Heroes

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Town of Babylon residents and essential workers have gone above and beyond to lend a helping hand to their neighbors during this difficult time. Learn their stories here.

Resources


General Information & Services

Coronavirus Information from New York State - 1-888-364-3065

COVID-19 Guidance and Isolation Information Specific to Suffolk County

Suffolk County Resources and Services

CDC - How to Protect Yourself and Others

NYS Email Updates

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Information

World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Information

Case Number Tracking

Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Tracker

Suffolk County Health Bulletins

Testing Information

Find a Testing Site – New York State

New York State Contact Tracing

Reopening

NY Forward – Guidance from New York State on Phased Reopening

New York Forward Business Reopening Lookup Wizard

File a Complaint with Suffolk County about a Non-COVID Compliant Business

Suffolk County Bureau of Public Health Protection

Travel

New York State Travel Guidance and Restrictions

Unemployment & Financial Services 

NYS Department of Labor

NYS Comptroller: COVID-19 Financial Survival Toolkit for New Yorkers

PPE

Long Island Personal Protective Equipment Provider Platform

Mental Health Services & Family Support

Red Cross Family Assistance Center for New York State Families - 585-957-8187

L.I. Against Domestic Violence - 631-666-8833

NYS Emotional Support/Mental Health: 1-844-863-9314

Food & Nutrition Services

Island Harvest - 631-873-4775 


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