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Dear neighbors in Lansdowne,On March 13th, Mayor Tony Campuzano signed a Declaration of Emergency. This Declaration was signed to allow Lansdowne Borough to be reimbursed by the County, State, and/or Federal governments during the current emergency caused by the Coronavirus. Also, the Declaration of Emergency allows the Borough to spend money on necessary supplies and allows the Mayor and Borough Council to meet on special notice without violating the Sunshine Act. Lansdowne Borough Council will still meet on Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 PM for an abbreviated meeting to conduct essential and necessary business; however, the reports normal for a General Business meeting will be postponed until the next General Business Meeting.In recognition of the quickly changing circumstances caused by the Coronavirus, ALL nonessential Borough facilities will be cancelled or postponed, including all boards, commissions, and extra library programming until further notice. The Twentieth Century Club and 20/20 House will be closed during this time.Borough Offices and the Lansdowne Public Library will also be closed until further notice. Essential personnel will still be working in the Borough. Sanitation will continue to operate as normal. Lansdowne Police and the Lansdowne Fire Company will continue to preserve the safety of the community.Please be assured that we take these actions in conjunction with the County and State government and hope for the well-being of our neighbors. The Mayor and Council Members of Lansdowne Borough take the health and wellness of our team members, residents, and community members very seriously. As the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) changes, we are closely looking over and following the steps issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the County and State government.Healthy Guidance:Health officials advise that everyone take the same steps to protect against COVID-19 (coronavirus) that should be used to prevent the spread of everyday illness such as the common cold or flu.Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds: • Before eating, fixing dinner, making baby bottles• After going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.• Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick. If you have a fever, please stay home until you are fever-free for 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. It is best to CALL your family doctor or and urgent care center and speak to them before going in to the office. This will keep you and others safe from spreading any virus.Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze, or use a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using disinfectant cleaning spray or disinfectant wipes.All community places are open for business during normal hours of operation. You may see new signs posted around the community that remind us of some of the basic steps we should all be taking. Please do your part to keep yourself and those around you as healthy as possible by washing hands and staying home if you are sick or have symptoms. Health Guidance was prepared by the Chair of Public Safety, Sinoe Naji-Taylor for steps to help protect against COVID-19 (coronavirus). For updates and more safety tips regarding COVID-19, we encourage you to visit the CDC website.