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Local Rise in COVID Cases

Last week, we saw an increase in new COVID-19 cases in Putnam County. Along with the alarming increases in Orange and Rockland Counties in our region, we need to be aware and double-down on our efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus: Only go out when necessary. Wear your mask when you must […]

Rabies Vaccination Clinic Set for November 7th

Attention Putnam Residents! Bring your dogs, cats, and ferrets to a FREE rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, November 7th from 10am-12pm. Sponsored by the Putnam County Department of Health, the clinic is being held at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park (Upper Park), 201 Gipsy Trail Road, Carmel, and is open to all Putnam County residents. […]

HEALTH ALERT | If you worked at or visited the ShopRite at 184 Route 52, Carmel on Wednesday, September 16 from 7pm to 8pm, you may have been exposed to COVID-19

HEALTH ALERT   If you worked at or visited the ShopRite at 184 Route 52, Carmel on   Wednesday, September 16 from 7pm to 8pm   You may have been exposed to COVID-19. A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at the store during this time.   Please watch for […]

Prevent Heat Related Illnesses

Temperatures are expected to be close to 90°F several days this week. Prevent heat-related illnesses by: Staying cool Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing Stay in air-conditioned places as much as possible Take a cool bath or shower Limit outdoor activity to the morning and evening when it is cooler Take frequent breaks if you […]

Putnam County Department of Health Recommends Postponing Out-of-State Travel

Phase Four Expected July 7 BREWSTER, NY–As Putnam County and the Mid-Hudson region prepare for Phase Four of reopening slated for July 7, “snow-bird” residents are returning and an increase in summer visitors is anticipated. While much is still unknown and many questions remain for communities and businesses, such as when gyms will reopen or if indoor dining will remain a part […]

Swimming Safely Takes on New Meaning as Putnam Pools Begin to Reopen

Drowning Risk Returns in Summer Brewster, NY—Gathering with friends for swimming and other activities are great ways to enjoy the summer and cool off. These activities provide relaxation, recreation, and exercise, and thousands of Putnam County families and visitors enjoy them every year. The summer of 2020 is of course different. While drowning remains a risk in any body of water, people in Putnam and around the country, have another concern to contend with now. The coronavirus, which causes […]

Calling All Parents and Child Advocates…

Living through a pandemic such as COVID-19 takes an emotional toll on children and families alike. In many ways this has never before been experienced. Social and physical distancing have changed our family, social and work environments. These changes impact children now and will continue to do so into the future. To provide resources available […]

96 Putnam Residents Tested for COVID-19 at Drive-Thru Clinic

PCDOH nurses tested 96 Putnam residents for COVID-19 today, finishing the most recent delivery of testing kits from NYSDOH. Environmental Health staff members were on hand to help direct traffic and check-in residents. Although PCDOH will not be able to test until more supplies are delivered, Putnam residents with symptoms can still be tested by […]