From John Moffitt, Mendon Town Supervisor
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is a community challenge, and we, as a community, will face this challenge head-on. The Town of Mendon is taking extra precautions to protect our residents and help keep our community healthy and safe. We are in constant communication with the county, school, village, local churches and organizations, and we are participating in a coordinated effort. Changes to town policies and procedures are being updated daily, so please visit the Town website townofmendon.org/ for the most up-to-date information.
The Mendon Public Library, Mendon Community Center, Mendon Youth Center, and the Historical Society remain closed until further notice. Per New York State, the Mendon Town Court is also closed. If you have questions about a court appointment, please call (585)624-6064.
Our Town Hall and Highway Department are currently open and operational, however, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and abide by social distancing recommendations, please avoid coming into either facility in-person. Instead, please contact us by phone at (585) 624-6060, email, and fax (585) 624-6065 whenever possible.
Residents can also utilize our website www.townofmendon.org. Additionally, The Town of Mendon has a secure drop box outside the West Main Street Town Hall entrance that is checked multiple times per day. Please consider using this for tax payments or to drop-off any other communication that fits in a standard size envelope.
The Town of Mendon is following the recommendation of Monroe County’s Department of Public Health to cancel or postpone all Town-related gatherings with more than fifty people in attendance. The following events are canceled: Senior Citizen trip to Cartwrights Maple Tree Inn on Friday, March 20th, and the Planning Board meeting scheduled for March 18th. The cancellation of any future meetings or events will be handled on a week-by-week basis and announced on our website.
As we work through this challenging time, it is important to take care of one another, and to check-in with family and neighbors, especially if they are vulnerable to respiratory illnesses. And remember, each of us can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by calling a physician before going to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care if symptoms like a new cough, fever, or shortness of breath develop.
The safety and health of our residents is my top priority. These precautions are made out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
We have an incredibly caring community, and we will get through this by depending on one another, by sharing if we have more than we need, and by asking for help if we need it. There are resources available such as the local food cupboard, Visiting Nurse Service and Meals on Wheels that continue to operate and help our most vulnerable residents.
So please, take the necessary precautions to keep yourself, your family and your neighbors healthy and safe. Feel free to reach out to Town Hall by phone or email – we are here for you, and will continue to provide updates as needed.