Entries by Brian K. Austin

Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Routine Vaccination, Putting Children at Risk;

Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Routine Vaccination, Putting Children at Risk;   Important to Get Kids Back on Track   BREWSTER, NY—Health officials have a new concern resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. While the practice of social or physical distancing has been quite effective in slowing the spread of that disease, there has been a significant decline in vaccination rates for the 14 preventable childhood diseases. The Putnam County […]

Phase 4 reopening | UPDATED TO REFLECT THAT MALLS WILL OPEN FRIDAY IN REGIONS THAT HAVE REACHED PHASE 4

Museums, exhibitions, historical sites and low-risk entertainment venues are now allowed to reopen in Putnam County as the Mid-Hudson region enters Phase 4 of the state’s reopening plan. Social gatherings of up to 50 people will also be allowed as will low-risk youth sports including baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country and track, with […]

HEALTH ALERT – If you worked at or visited TOPS Friendly Markets in Carmel, NY on July 2 from 5:30am-10:30am July 5 from 5:30am-8am You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

HEALTH ALERT If you worked at or visited the deli counter at TOPS Friendly Markets in Carmel, NY on   July 2 from 5:30am-10:30am July 5 from 5:30am-8am   You may have been exposed to COVID-19. Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or […]

Putnam Looks to Phase 3: Indoor Dining, Bigger Gatherings and Personal Care Businesses Allowed

BREWSTER, NY— Phase III in Putnam and the Mid-Hudson region is upon us. The region is moving forward after 14 days of meeting the benchmark numbers required in current phase. As this stage gets into full swing residents can expect inside dining, larger gatherings, and personal care businesses coming back with some specified restrictions. Personal care businesses, beyond hair-related businesses, now will include tanning and nail salons, spas, massage therapy, and tattoo and piercing facilities. Along with inside dining, these new services will limit capacity to optimize social or […]

Preparing for phase 3 on Tuesday June 23rd

Restaurants are set to offer indoor dining and personal care businesses are preparing to open on Tuesday June 23, when the county is expected to enter Phase 3 of the state’s reopening schedule. “Team Putnam” is on hand to help businesses plan their restarts and adapt to new requirements. “Since the very beginning of the […]