Today Governor Cuomo confirmed that the Finger Lakes region, including Monroe County, will be moving forward into Phase 2 of un-pausing New York.
For the Town of Penfield, that means all professional services within the Town Hall will be accessible to the public as of June 1 with these restrictions: APPOINTMENT ONLY, MASKS REQUIRED, NO WALK-INS.
Other Town facilities will remain inaccessible to visitors until further notice. However, you can continue to work remotely with staff in those departments. Although our doors may be closed we continue to work within guidelines.
In all cases, if you have business to conduct with the Town, please call ahead or send an email to the department you wish to contact. A lot of business can be done by phone, mail, or online. Staff will guide you through whatever it is you need to do. If you do need to visit us in person at the Town Hall, you MUST follow the above protocols. For the safety of all, we will limit the number of people in the building at any one time, so please be patient as we manage this process.
Town parks and trails remain open with physical distancing and use of face coverings when in proximity to others. All sports fields and courts remain closed with the exception of singles tennis. Groups of more than ten people exceed social distancing practices.
DPW brush drop-off on Jackson Road is available, as is the mulch pile at the Town Hall complex. Please maintain physical distancing and wear face coverings when using these services. Minimize the number of people you bring along, and please keep children or pets inside your vehicle.
Please refer to the Town of Penfield COVID-19 Facilities and Services Update chart for the status of what is, and what is not, currently accessible.
In the community of Penfield, individual businesses/organizations eligible for Phase 2 reopening will make their own decisions regarding their readiness and proceed with their plans according to New York State guidelines.
On today’s Monroe County municipal conference call, Dr. Mendoza cautioned that Phase 2 is a big step and we all need to develop judgment and common sense as we move forward. He counseled, “If you have to ask, you should wonder...just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.”
Let’s all be smart and mindful as we venture into Phase 2 territory: practice physical distancing, cover your face, wash your hands, sanitize where you can.
Find COVID-19 resources at www.penfield.org. Direct questions or concerns to the Monroe County COVID-19 hotline at (585) 753-5555 or COVID19@monroecounty.gov.
Stay home, stop the spread, save lives,
Penfield Supervisor R. Anthony (Tony) LaFountain