GREENCASTLE, PA. -- The Borough of Greencastle will not send volunteers door-to-door in town with information about H1N1, or the swine flu virus, as it originally planned.
Emergency Management Coordinator Ben Thomas Jr. said he decided against his plan to take information around to residents because daylight is rapidly fading. He said he plans instead to have the information available around town.
"I am canceling the door-to-door campaign for H1N1 handout distribution due to the fall season's arrival and lack of daylight for the safety of the young people who would be volunteering," he said. "Their well-being is very important to me, as they would be on and along the streets after dark."
Thomas proposed disseminating the information in September to the borough council, asking for its approval.
Not every borough household has access to daily media or Internet resources on H1N1, Thomas said in September.
Even with an overwhelming amount of information available, Thomas said he feared that some borough residents could still be in the dark about the virus.