Yorktown goes digital to keep employees working, residents informed

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While many local government offices have been closed to the public for two weeks, that doesn't mean work isn't getting done.

 

Yorktown Town Supervisor Matt Slater says it's still business as usual, despite half of his staff working from home, and those who are at Town Hall aren't meeting face-to-face with residents.

Yorktown had been hit hard by the coronavirus with approximately three dozen residents contracting the virus.

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However, pandemic or not, residents are still expecting the services they rely on to be completed.

With many eager for updates, Slater is using innovative ways to talk directly to his residents, as he often does by phone and through social media.

Nearly every night he's held a cyber town hall meeting, at times from his kitchen table, as he brings civilians up to speed.

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“We have an increase of a thousand people that are following us on our social media channels and we have an increase of 2,000 people engaging us or asking questions,” confirmed Slater. “It's a safe way for us to get the information out to people and a safe way to answer questions and provide services to them.”

The Yorktown Town Hall will stay closed for the foreseeable future.

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