December 2020 Town Board Press Release

The Town of Skaneateles is again reminding the residents in our community to remain diligent.  The virus is still with us and our numbers continue to increase.  It is important that everyone continue to take steps to protect themselves and others to stop the spread of COVID19.  Avoid close contact with people, especially those that are sick.  If you are sick, stay home and get tested.  Wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.  Stay at home as much as possible and when you do have to go out stay at least 6 feet away from others and wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible, especially in stores and on crowded sidewalks or when working and having direct contact with other employees and members of the public.  Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

The Town of Skaneateles has established guidelines for our employees and added barriers for their protection as well as yours.  Face masks are required at Town Hall when employees are waiting on residents or in close contact with other employees.  Employees are not allowed to ride together in a vehicle without both wearing masks and all departments who work with the public or other employees must wear face masks when they cannot socially distance. 

We are limiting the number of people who can come into Town Hall and have asked that the public either take care of their business by phone, mail, online or by email.  All our employees are working to making sure all your requests are handled on a timely manner.  If you find it necessary to enter Town Hall, you will be required to wear a mask.  

We need all our employees to remain healthy to continue the services you expect from your Town government.  And we need to stop the spread of COVID19 in our community. This responsibility does not fall on a few, it is the job of everyone to recover from this as a community to continue to take steps to protect themselves and others to stop the spread of COVID19.    If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms or may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID19 call Upstate University Triage Line at 315.464.3979. Let us bring in 2021 with renewed hope that with our continued diligence, this pandemic will become history and we can bring back the “normal” life that we have all missed.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Janet Aaron, Supervisor

Courtney Alexander, Councilor/Deputy Supervisor

Mark Tucker, Councilor

Kevin McCormack, Councilor

Chris Legg

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Testing for COVID-19
If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, stay home and call your doctor. If you are older, have severe underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early, even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911. Your doctor will determine if you have signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and order the test if needed.                               

If you do not have a doctor and have questions, symptoms, or may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, call Upstate University Hospital's Triage Line at 315.464.3979 and you will be advised about testing. The line is open 7am to 11pm each day.

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