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Greene County Launches Local Take 5 For NY 


A County-wide initiative encourages residents to call and check on one another 

Greene County, New York (March 31, 2020) – Take 5 for New York is a new county-wide campaign that is being launched to encourage Greene County residents to take five minutes out of each day to call a friend, loved one, or acquaintance who may be alone and feeling isolated during this period of social distancing. It is part of a state-wide effort promoted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). 

Participating county officials are calling on their residents to take just five minutes of everyday to call on a loved one, friend, neighbor, acquaintance to say hi, check on them, see if they need anything, lift their spirits, and tell them they are not alone, “ said NYSAC Executive Director, Stephen Acquario. “It doesn’t matter what you talk about. You can talk about this crisis or the latest show you are watching. The point is connecting with people in our community who could use it the most.” 

This statewide campaign is being launched with the hashtag #Take5ForNY. 


About NYSAC: 

The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all the counties of New York State, including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate, serve and advocate for member counties and the elected and appointed county officials who serve the public. 


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April 5, 2020

(Johns Hopkins, CDC, NYSDOH)

  • Cases worldwide total 1,252,885 / total deaths 68,149 / total recovered 257,139
  • Cases in 208 countries
  • Sustained community spread with level 2 & 3 travel warnings
  • Travelers to these areas are at increased risk of exposure
  • It is important to note that at this time due to limited testing capability, the number of positive cases may not fully reflect current illness.
  • USA: 327,848 cases / 9,325 deaths
  • New York State has 122,031 cases / 4,159 deaths
  • Greene County has 27 accumulative positive cases located in Windham, Durham, Greenville, Hunter, Cairo, Catskill, Athens, Coxsackie and Halcott.
    • 12 cases tested positive have been cleared and given the status of “discharged”, leaving 15 active positive cases.
    • Currently 79 individuals are being self-monitored for possible exposure with 60 additional cases that have been released from quarantine status.

Greene County Public Health is taking every measure to manage exposure to County residents including monitoring people post travel and those that have been exposed. We are monitoring people in both precautionary and mandatory quarantine daily. We have 27 accumulative positive cases and most are convalescing at home with 2 hospitalizations. Currently, testing is limited to those with symptoms and positive exposure.

GREENE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE As of 4/5/20 at 1:15pm

Positive Cases
Positive Cases
Positive Cases
Residents on Quarantine Discharged from Quarantine
27 15 12 2 79 60

For general information including testing please call the Greene County Call Center at 518-635-5165 or visit the COVID-19 Response page on our website.


  • Get a flu vaccine
  • Wash your hands, don’t shake hands
  • Stay 6 feet away; can go outside to bike, walk. If you must wait in line, distance self
  • Practice cough and sneeze etiquette
  • Wipe high touch surfaces
  • Stay home when ill

  NYS Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065  

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Library Kindred Spirits

Written for those who are just discovering the library or are still to discover it, this story is a Hunter Public Library adventure. Libraries are a place of discovery and community, a crucial link to information in today’s society, especially for people who are lifelong learners, need access to computers and Internet, and those who are seeking kindred spirits. Come visit the Hunter Public Library!

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The library has expanded services with a new digital collection website experience just for kids. The main MHLS Digital Download Collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for kids.

Libraries recognize the need to provide a safe environment for kids to browse library materials. Just as the children’s section of the physical library has its own place, the same experience is now available in the digital collection for kids eBooks and audiobooks. Browsing can be done by subject, reading level or interest level. Check out the Kid’s eReading Room.

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