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Closure of HHH Facilities

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by John Middlebrook/CSM/Shutterstock (8721014c) A 4x100 sprinter from HHH West from Dix Hills, NY competes during the 123rd games of the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Prep Track Penn Relays, Philadelphia, USA - 27 Apr 2017

On March 26, Half Hollow Hills School District released a statement regarding the spread of Covid-19. In an effort to help with ‘flattening the curve’ of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety and well being of the HHH Community, HHH outdoor facilities (such as playgrounds, fields and tracks) are closed for the meantime. The closure is a pivotal part in decreasing social gatherings by closing recreational areas. 

During this emergency period, they advise residents to not use these facilities, stating to “please exercise good judgment and do not visit any of these facilities while our schools are closed during this emergency period.”

Yet, despite the urgency from the District, many HHH residents continue to use the track to pass time during social distancing. 

Likewise, on March 12th 2020, the District Administration was a part of a county-wide conference hosted by the County Executive Steve Bellone and the Commissioner of Suffolk County Department of Health. Along with HHH there were representatives from government offices. During the web call, Suffolk County school districts were advised to put into place certain protocols as soon as possible to limit Covid -19. For the meantime, many events and recreational areas have been banned such as Adult Education classes and facilities used for outside organization. 

Hopefully, if all residents abide by the strict protocols set by the County, we can soon all be back at school and quit social distancing!