A “Commissioner’s Standing Isolation Order” for mandatory isolation related to COVID-19 has been issued by the Putnam County Commissioner of Health to separate sick people from healthy people and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This Standing Order directs any person who tests positive for COVID-19 to isolate themselves at home (or other places as ordered by the Putnam County Department of Health). The Order also dictates how long the person, depending on symptoms, […]
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The Row of Honor that has lined the shore of Lake Gleneida in Carmel every Memorial Day and Veterans Day for nearly a decade was installed Wednesday to recognize and give thanks to our everyday heroes – the healthcare workers and first responders who put themselves at risk to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak, Putnam […]
Putnam County and Putnam Hospital are working together to produce a daily COVID-19 dashboard with complete local data about the epidemic, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced. “Our daily dashboard already includes the number of positive COVID-19 tests in Putnam, by town, gender and age of those affected,” Odell said. “Now that Putnam Hospital is […]
Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) provides payment to workers not traditionally eligible for unemployment benefits (self-employed, independent contractors, workers with limited work history, and others) who are unable to work as a direct result of the coronavirus public health emergency. Click below to download informational 1 sheets. pandemic-unemployment-assistance UI flowchart
To help those who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency, Putnam County Government and the United Way of Westchester of Putnam have organized for food to be available for pick up on from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020 in the parking lot of Putnam County’s Donald […]
BREWSTER—The coronavirus pandemic has created a highly stressful and anxiety-provoking situation on multiple fronts, but support is available. Putnam mental health providers are using video platforms and online meeting software like Facetime, Duo and GoToMeetings to stay connected with clients. Additionally, a NYS COVID Emotional Support Helpline is launched with more than 10,000 volunteer therapists. […]
The actual number of lab confirmed COVID-19 cases will be reported on the Putnam County website each morning. There will be no more 4:00 p.m. updates. Please keep in mind that now is the time to focus on slowing the spread and flattening the curve. By staying home you can be part of the solution. For […]
Putnam county wants our residents to know that in addition to the Putnam County Crisis Line at 225-1222 New York state is offering an Emotional Support Line for those that would like a little extra support during this very unusual time.
As warm spring days begin, County Executive MaryEllen Odell wants to remind residents to practice safe social distancing while enjoying Putnam County Golf Course. Putnam’s public golf course, like public courses in Westchester County, Orange County and the New York State parks, will remain open during the COVID-19 outbreak, with some activities curtailed to promote […]
With the number of local cases of COVID-19 increasing daily, it is essential that county residents continue to stay at home, stay safe and practice social distancing, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. “We need to do our best to slow the spread of the outbreak, to flatten the curve, and protect our healthcare system […]