Entries by Brian K. Austin

In an effort to keep the public safe while continuing the work of county government, the Putnam County Legislature will hold all of its future meetings virtually

In an effort to keep the public safe while continuing the work of county government, the Putnam County Legislature will hold all of its future meetings virtually, by conference call or video conference, until further notice. The meetings will be livestreamed on the web so that the public can view them in real time. The […]

Request that the State health department establish a testing site

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell has formally requested that the state health department establish a COVID-19 testing site in Putnam County without delay. The lack of a state-run testing site within our county is putting Putnam County healthcare workers, first responders and residents at great risk Odell said. “We need our own testing site so we […]

THIRTY-SIX ADDITIONAL COVID-19 LAB CONFIRMED CASES IN PUTNAM

The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming thirty-six new positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents, bringing the total to eighty-two cases. Now is the time to focus on slowing the spread and flattening the curve. By staying home you can be part of the solution. The mission of the Putnam County Department of […]

HVEDC & Choice Words partner to bring you the latest information to help your business during the Covid-19 crisis

We realize your organization may have had to scale back or reduce workforce due to the ramifications of COVID-19. While we wait on the status of the federal stimulus package, we are committed to staying up-to-date on private and public funding relief for businesses and non-profits and will be updating the following list at:  http://choicewordspr.com/covid19 1. Facebook […]

United Way 2-1-1 Coronavirus info line comes to Putnam Important Coronavirus Questions – Call 2-1-1 Medical Emergencies – Call 9-1-1

Emergency Services and the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) are asking residents to help reduce the incoming call volume now and in the coming weeks. Putnam County residents can now call the easy-to-remember 2-1-1 number for updated, non-emergent Coronavirus information. As a timely reminder, 2-1-1 is a universally recognizable number that builds a critical […]

Eight Additional COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Cases in Putnam

The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming eight new positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents, bringing the total to thirty-nine cases. COVID-19 is now considered widespread in Putnam County and numbers have reached the point where the PCDOH can report that positive cases have been found in every town. “While this […]