COVID-19: 3.30

Warren County

March 30, 2020

Warren County Public Health Services has confirmed 2 (two) additional positive cases via testing as of Monday, March 30. That's 19 positive Warren County residents cumulatively since the first case was confirmed.

Public Health Services has identified and quarantined all exposures.

Of the 19 cumulative cases, we are pleased to report we have had 9 (nine) full recoveries.

Warren County Public Health Director Ginelle Jones said those who have been quarantined have been receptive to the directives from Public Health personnel, and her staff has been appreciative of that.

"Every family has been incredibly cooperative," she said.

Warren County COVID-19 Statistics

Also:

*Warren County residents are asked to remain vigilant about staying home, washing hands and using hand sanitizer when you do have to go to stores or any other public places that remain open.

We are finding that cooperation with the request to stay home and avoid groups has not been met with the support that we hoped, and ask that the public please not underestimate the gravity of this health emergency.

If you want to go outside, recreate alone or with your household members only. Go to the grocery store or other businesses that remain open by yourself, stay only as long as needed andmake sure to wash your hands afterward.

*We are also continuing to request that seasonal homeowners in Warren County who have come to the county in recent days contact Warren County Public Health Services to discuss local protocols and assistance that is available. Also, contractors who assist seasonal homeowners in re-opening their properties are aked to pass this message to their clients. Health Services can be reached at 518-761-6580.

For up-to-date Warren County COVID news, go to www.warrencountyny.gov/covid/ and click on the "news" tab. A link is also available on that page to subscribe to COVID updates from county leaders.

We also have information below from Warren County Social Services Commissioner Chris Hanchett about changes to public assistance deadlines in light of the COVID outbreak:

Public assistance deadlines extended for families in need

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance is automatically extending certain public assistance recertifications scheduled to expire in March, April and May for a period of three months. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented some households from submitting recertification forms in a timely manner.

The temporary changes affect Temporary Assistance (TA) including Medicaid (MA) on a TA case, and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).

For the certification periods ending on 3/31/20, 4/30/20 and 5/31/20, a three-month extension of SNAP or TA/MA/SNAP benefits has been approved for cases throughout the state.

For March Recertifications: Only cases whose certification periods were scheduled to end in March 2020 and were NOT processed for recertification have been extended.

If your recertification was processed and the district determined your case to be no longer eligible for SNAP or TA/MA/SNAP benefits due to excess income, failure to provide required documentation or another reason, your household was not eligible for an extension. Those cases eligible for the extension will automatically be authorized for three additional months of SNAP or TA/MA/SNAP benefits, allowing time for a recertification determination to be made.

If your case was scheduled to recertify by March 31, 2020, and did not get processed, your case must now be recertified by June 30, 2020. Your benefits WILL END if you do not recertify.

If your case was scheduled to recertify by April 30, 2020, and did not get processed, your case must now be recertified by July 31, 2020. Your benefits WILL END if you do not recertify.

If your case was scheduled to recertify by May 31, 2020, and did not get processed, your case must now be recertified by August 31, 2020. Your benefits WILL END if you do not recertify.

If your case was scheduled to recertify by May 31, 2020, and did not get processed, your case must now be recertified by August 31, 2020. Your benefits WILL END if you do not recertify.

Anyone with questions was asked to call Warren County Department of Social Services at 518-761-6300

From <https://www.warrencountyny.gov/covid/news.php>

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Johnsburg

 

To second homeowners and rental property owners -

As we are all part of the state of New York, please know that we are sympathetic to the toll the rapid spread of COVID-19 is taking on the people of counties downstate. Your pain and loss is ours as well.

It seems odd to have to say this as you are a vital part of our community, yet we wish to be clear. To those of you who are planning to seek refuge in your second homes in Johnsburg, you are welcome just in case you have any doubts. With your arrival, there are several important things you must know. As the unfolding of COVID-19 is so rapid, guidance is fluid and frequently updated, so it is imperative that you follow the steps below.

Here is how to plan for and execute a safe re-entry here:

Bring all the food and supplies you will need for two weeks.

Plan to sequester yourselves in your home for two weeks.

Contact the Warren County Public Health Department for guidance on what to do/not do based on the current circumstances.

When your sequestration period is over, adhere to the restrictions placed on all New Yorkers at that time: Currently, it is to shop solo, don't visit, don't congregate.
Respect social distancing recommendations.

Here are items we are asking you NOT to do:

Do not visit convenience or grocery stores until after your two-week period and ONLY if you are symptom-free.

If you own a property in Johnsburg that you rent out, please block out the next few weeks and don’t rent. We know this is asking a lot; we take the loss of income seriously.

What to do if you are already here, and not prepared for the two weeks of isolation:
Call a friend to shop for you
Call Town Hall, we'll help you.

You are our neighbors, our family, and part of our community. We are asking every single citizen of Johnsburg to do our part to slow the spread of coronavirus. Facing our collective challenges with calm, courage, and compassion will ensure that together we will prevail.

We are here for you if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thank you,
The Town Board
Town of Johnsburg, NY

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