Entries by HEALTH DEPT

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 […]

United Way 2-1-1 Coronavirus info line comes to Putnam & SEVEN ADDITIONAL COVID-19 LAB CONFIRMED CASES IN PUTNAM

United Way 2-1-1 Coronavirus info line comes to Putnam: Important Coronavirus Questions – Call 2-1-1, Medical Questions – 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 […]

COVID-19 Update 3/20/20 @12 PM

At this time we have no case numbers to report, we anticipate having new numbers to release this afternoon. The first step in sharing this information with the public is to make sure the affected individual has been notified. At this time, not all residents with positive results have been notified. As soon as this […]

ONE Additional COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Case in Putnam

In addition to this morning’s announcement of three new positive coronavirus cases, the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) confirms an additional case, bringing the total count up to six confirmed positive cases in Putnam County. The individuals have been quarantined at home and will continue to be monitored carefully. Our communicable disease staff are […]

COVID-19 MITIGATION IN PUTNAM First Lab Confirmed Cases in Putnam, New Executive Orders

BREWSTER, NY— The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming two positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents. The individuals have been quarantined at home and will continue to be monitored carefully. Contact tracing is underway and those that are found to have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case will be notified […]