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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.
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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Will Be Closed Until April 29
April 11, 2020
(Johns Hopkins, CDC, NYSDOH)
Cases worldwide total 1,771,558 / total deaths 108,334 / total recovered 401,488
Cases in 210 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: 528,992 cases / 20,456 deaths
New York State has 180,458 cases / 8,627 deaths
Greene County has 43 accumulative positive cases located in Windham, Durham, Greenville, Hunter, Cairo, Catskill, Athens, Coxsackie and Halcott.
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. Currently, testing is limited to those with symptoms and positive exposure.
|GREENE COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE||As of 4/9/20 at 12:45pm|
Residents on Quarantine
Discharged from Quarantine
TAKE AWAY MESSAGES:
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
April 7, 2020
Economic Impact Payments:
What You Need to Know
Check IRS.gov for the latest information:
No action needed by most people at this time
Who is eligible for the economic impact payment?
Tax filers with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for individuals and up to $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns will receive the full payment. For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000 and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible.
Eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will automatically receive an economic impact payment of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child.
How will the IRS know where to send my payment?
The vast majority of people do not need to take any action. The IRS will calculate and automatically send the economic impact payment to those eligible.
For people who have already filed their 2019 tax returns, the IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount. For those who have not yet filed their return for 2019, the IRS will use information from their 2018 tax filing to calculate the payment. The economic impact payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed.
The IRS does not have my direct deposit information. What can I do?
In the coming weeks, Treasury plans to develop a web-based portal for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS online, so that individuals can receive payments immediately as opposed to checks in the mail.
April 6, 2020
DEC Announces Temporary Closure
of Kaaterskill Falls
Part of Ongoing Efforts to Reduce Density
During New York State’s COVID-19 Response
Kaaterskill Falls is a popular destination that consists of several short-access trails leading from large parking areas to the falls and the viewing platform. The falls, viewing platform, and access trails are relatively small areas that are currently concentrating recreationists together, preventing safe social distancing at this site, as well as placing an unnecessary burden on and danger to State and local resources and emergency responders during the ongoing public health response. DEC will continue to evaluate the situation and will announce when these areas reopen to the recreating public.
DEC is closing parking areas at Molly Smith, Laurel House Road, and Scutt Road to public use. All access trails leading to the falls will be closed. Roadside parking in these areas is prohibited.
In addition, DEC is blocking roads leading to the North-South Lake Campground to encourage social distancing and reduce visitor density while providing access for hikers to visit trails that connect with the campground.
While enjoying time outdoors, New Yorkers should follow CDC/NYS Department of Health (DOH) guidelines for preventing the spread of disease:
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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.