What You Need to Know

LAST UPDATED: APRIL 13, 2020 AT 11:40AM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo directed schools and nonessential businesses to stay closed for an additional two weeks through April 29th.
  • An Executive Order will direct employers to provide essential workers with masks free of charge to wear when interacting with the public.
  • A bipartisan effort is being made with Maryland Governor Hogan to call for $500 billion in state aid.
  • Governor Cuomo sent a letter to the US Treasury to ensure that New Yorkers’ stimulus checks do not get frozen or seized by creditors.
  • An additional $200M in emergency food assistance will be available for low-income households enrolled in SNAP.
  • New COVID-19 testing facilities are opening downstate, primarily in minority communities. Find testing site locations and hours or operation.
  • $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits will be made available to all New Yorkers; and the period covered by unemployment benefits is being extended for another 13 weeks, for total of 39 weeks.
  • New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID-19 are encouraged to donate blood. Here’s information on how to donate.
  • NYS is increasing the maximum fine for violations of the state’s social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through May 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

Source:

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

"Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)". Department Of Health, 2020, https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home. Accessed 13 Apr 2020.

COVID-19: 4.2

Please read the letter below explaining Governor Cuomo’s executive order. We do realize that JCS staff, students and their families have been working very hard during this difficult time. Families may need to regroup and take some downtime during the week that would have been Spring Break. Stay healthy and be well.

 

 

April 2, 2020

  • We are headed to the time of year where campgrounds are scheduled to open, and Warren County has dozens of valued private and state campgrounds. But under the governor’s COVID-related executive orders, campgrounds publicly and privately owned are not considered essential services and they can not legally open. State campground openings have been postponed indefinitely. 

(for the full article please visit:<https://www.warrencountyny.gov/covid/news.php>)

 

 

   

 

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the State Department of Health has approved Northwell’s protocol allowing BiPAP machines to be converted into ventilators. The State has purchased 3,000 BiPAP machines from Philips in Pittsburgh, and 750 machines are already in stock and will be distributed to hospitals. The State has already taken a number of extraordinary measures to acquire more ventilators and build the State’s stockpile, including tracking where all the ventilators are located in New York and shifting their locations to meet the highest need and ending elective surgeries. If necessary, hospitals may also use anesthesia machine ventilators or use a “splitting” protocol where one ventilator is used for two patients using separate tubes.

(for the full article visit: www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-department-health-has-approved.)

Source:

“Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces State Department of Health Has Approved New Protocol to Allow BiPAP Machines to Be Converted Into Ventilators.” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, 2 Apr. 2020, www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-department-health-has-approved.

 

COVID-19: 4.1

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The census can be completed online at https://my2020census.gov or over the phone by calling toll-free 844-330-2020.

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  • Announces New York City Playgrounds Will Close to Address Lack of Adherence to Social Distancing Protocols; Open Spaces Will Remain Open

For the full article please visit:  www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-regeneron-creating-500000-test-kits.

 

 


Thank you to Springbrook Hollow Farm Distillery for helping out our Warren County Sheriff’s Office with some free hand sanitizer! Warren County Sheriff Jim LaFarr was happy to accept!

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Census 2020

Responding to the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

 

Your Invitation To Respond

The time is now. Help shape your future, and your community’s future, by responding to the 2020 Census.

Most households received their invitation to respond to the 2020 Census between March 12 – 20. These official Census Bureau mailings will include detailed information and a Census ID for completing the Census online.

In addition to an invitation to respond, some households will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). You do not need to wait for your paper questionnaire to respond to the Census. Please complete your census form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives.

The 2020 Census is for everyone.

During this time frame, some homes will receive a paper questionnaire (sometimes known as the census form). Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.

How To Respond

The 2020 Census will ask a few simple questions about you and everyone who is or will be living with you on April 1, 2020.

For the first time, you can choose to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. Find out more about each of these methods below:

Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don’t have the ability to save your progress. See the questions the census asks here.

If you do not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit our Contact Us page to call our phone line.

Who Should Respond

The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

One person should respond for each home. That person must be at least 15 years old. They should live in the home or place of residence themselves and know general information about each person living there. (For more information, visit Questions Asked.)

Please note: If you live in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, the process for completing the census will be 100% paper-based and led by Census takers. Visit Counting the Island Areas for more information.

Everyone Counts

The Census Bureau has specific operations and processes in place to count everyone, including those in group living situations such as college dorms, nursing homes, military barracks, and prisons.

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Who Should Be Counted and Where?

You should be counted where you are living and sleeping most of the time as of April 1, 2020. If you are responding for your home, count everyone who lives and sleeps there most of the time as of April 1, 2020. This includes young children, foster children, roommates, and any family members or friends who are living with you, even temporarily.

Please note that if someone is staying with you temporarily on April 1 due to the COVID-19 situation, they should be counted where they usually live. This includes college students, who should still be counted at school, even if they are home early because of the COVID-19 situation. If they live in student housing, the college will count them. If they live off-campus, they should respond for the off-campus address and include any roommates or other people living there.

If someone is staying with you on April 1 who doesn’t have a usual home elsewhere, please include them in your response.

People in some living situations—including students, service members, and people in health care facilities—may have questions about how to respond or where they should count themselves. You may also have questions if you are moving, have multiple residences, or have no permanent address.

For more information, please visit Who to Count.

Language Support

You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.

In addition, bilingual invitations and paper questionnaires in English and Spanish will be sent to select areas of the country.

To help you respond, the Census Bureau also offers webpages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in Braille and large print. Visit Language Support to learn more.

Source:

US Census Bureau. “Responding to the Census.” 2020Census.Gov, 2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html.

COVID-19: 3.31

Central Coordinating Team Will Help Implement Statewide Public-Private Hospital Plan to Share Information, Supplies, Staff and Patients Among Hospitals Across the State

New Online Portal Will Launch Today to Connect Hospitals to Volunteer Healthcare Workers and Help Prioritize Deployment to Hospitals with the Greatest Need

Confirms 9,298 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State – Bringing Statewide Total to 75,795; New Cases in 44 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new hospital network Central Coordinating Team that will help facilitate a more coordinated and strategic approach among the state’s healthcare system in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

The coordinating team will help implement the statewide public-private hospital plan, which the Governor announced yesterday, to share information, supplies, staff and patients among hospitals across the State. The team will be responsible for organizing upstate to downstate staffing; assisting Elmhurst Hospital and other stressed hospitals; setting patient thresholds for hospitals; organizing patient transfers to other hospitals and the USNS Comfort; coordinating State-City stockpiles and individual hospital stockpiles; and facilitating staffing recruitment.

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The team will be led by the State Department of Health and includes the Westchester, New York City and Long Island healthcare systems, the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State. The team will also work with FEMA and the federal government.

This virus does not discriminate — no one is immune to it — and people must continue to be cautious.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo also announced the State is launching an online portal that will help connect hospitals and healthcare facilities across the state with the nearly 80,000 healthcare workers who have volunteered to work on a temporary basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The portal will prioritize the deployment of workers to hospitals with the greatest need; volunteers are expected to be deployed as early as this Thursday.

“As we continue to battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have two missions – preparing our hospital system so it is not overwhelmed when the apex of the curve hits and ensuring people stay home so they don’t get the virus in the first place,” Governor Cuomo said. “We are following the mathematical projections of the experts and preparing for the main battle at the apex by procuring as much equipment as we can, increasing our hospital capacity and supporting hospital staff. We met with the entire state hospital system for the first time ever and established an unprecedented new approach to work cooperatively as one unified, statewide healthcare system to defeat this virus. This virus does not discriminate — no one is immune to it — and people must continue to be cautious, think of others and not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary.”

Finally, the Governor confirmed 9,298 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 75,795 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 75,795 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

226

9

Allegany

7

0

Broome

38

3

Cattaraugus

6

0

Cayuga

3

0

Chautauqua

6

1

Chemung

20

5

Chenango

19

2

Clinton

21

4

Columbia

30

4

Cortland

8

0

Delaware

16

5

Dutchess

484

92

Erie

438

62

Essex

4

0

Franklin

9

3

Fulton

1

0

Genesee

10

1

Greene

16

6

Hamilton

2

0

Herkimer

12

0

Jefferson

12

1

Lewis

2

0

Livingston

13

1

Madison

41

7

Monroe

292

50

Montgomery

7

1

Nassau

8,544

1,200

Niagara

42

1

NYC

43,139

5,686

Oneida

40

6

Onondaga

194

14

Ontario

22

2

Orange

1,556

121

Orleans

6

2

Oswego

15

1

Otsego

18

1

Putnam

186

19

Rensselaer

41

1

Rockland

2,863

352

Saratoga

108

3

Schenectady

85

5

Schoharie

6

0

Schuyler

2

0

Seneca

2

2

St. Lawrence

30

17

Steuben

24

5

Suffolk

6,713

922

Sullivan

109

8

Tioga

7

3

Tompkins

66

0

Ulster

211

21

Warren

18

0

Washington

10

3

Wayne

19

4

Westchester

9,967

641

Wyoming

9

1

Source:

“Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Cuomo Announces New Hospital Network Central Coordinating Team.” Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, 31 Mar. 2020, www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-new-hospital-network-central.

 

WARREN COUNTY HAS A TASTE OF OPTIMISM FOR OUR LOCAL RESTAURANTS!

Take time for takeout!

The Warren County Board of Supervisors has launched an effort to promote the local restaurants that are working to keep everyone fed and their staffs employed as we wait out the COVID-19 outbreak by staying safe at home.

Our Warren County Tourism Department, with the assistance of Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, has put together an exhaustive list of all of the region’s eateries that remain open (believe us, it was not easy!)

It includes everything from burgers and pizza-and-wings to some rather refined cuisine in Warren County and adjacent communities.

Local institutions such as The Bullpen in Glens Falls, The Log Jam in Queensbury, The Garrison in Lake George and George Henry’s in Warrensburg are ready to cook you a hot meal tonight to enjoy at home.

While state social distancing rules have closed dining rooms around the state and country, nearly 90 restaurants and stores remain open around Warren County to provide meals for those who are hard at work, or a nice change-of-pace from the humdrum days of staying safe at home.

They have changed practices to ensure safe cooking, delivery and pickup.

The Board of Supervisors would love to see government workers, including our fine county workers in particular, support your favorite eateries to keep them going and the economy churning as best we can.

We ask that you share your visit on social media if possible, including social media tagging of the restaurant(s) you visit and the hashtag #TakeTimeForTakeout, to show your friends and neighbors which of our great eateries are open for business!

The full list can be found on the Warren County Tourism Department’s website.

Enjoy!

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