The Hunter Public Library
Will Be Closed Until April 29

 

April 11, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE
(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

Confirmed
Positive Cases

Active
Positive Cases

Resolved
Positive Cases

Hospitalized
Cases

Residents on Quarantine

Discharged from Quarantine

43

17

26

5

108

123

 

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.

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

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The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the last week of April and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.

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

DEC Closures Map

To View All NYS DEC Closures in Greene County, Visit the Virtual Map

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced the temporary closure of Kaaterskill Falls, the viewing platform, and connecting trails beginning Monday, April 6. The Kaaterskill Wild Forest will remain open to the public. The closure of the Kaaterskill Falls site is part of DEC’s statewide efforts to reduce the community spread of COVID-19. DEC is temporarily closing public access to the falls due to its unique features that do not provide for appropriate social distancing during the ongoing 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:

  • Try to keep at least six feet of distance between you and others;
  • Avoid close contact such as shaking hands, hugging, or sharing binoculars;
  • Wash hands often or use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available; and
  • Avoid surfaces that are touched often such as handrails, doorknobs, and playground equipment.

To View All NYS DEC Closures in Greene County, Visit the Virtual Map