Breakdown of positive cases by towns in Putnam County 7/31/2020

7-31 WEEKLY DASHBOARD

Breakdown of positive cases by towns in Putnam County 7/17/2020

7-17 WEEKLY DASHBOARD

If you worked at or visited Salsa Fresca in Carmel NY on You may have been exposed to COVID- 19

HEALTH ALERT

If you worked at or visited Salsa Fresca in Carmel, NY on July 7 from 7pm-8pm

You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited the restaurant during this time.

Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.

Please visit our website for testing information www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus/

If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

HEALTH ALERT | If you worked at or visited Tom & Jerry’s Bar & Grill in Brewster, NY on July 6 from 1:30pm-3pm  You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

If you worked at or visited Tom & Jerry’s Bar & Grill

in Brewster, NY on July 6 from 1:30pm-3pm

 You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 visited the Bar & Grill during this time.

Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Contact your physician with any concerns.

Please visit our website for testing information www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus/

If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

 

Breakdown of positive cases by towns in Putnam County 7/10/2020

7-10 WEEKLY DASHBOARD

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 Department of Health and other health experts at the CDC are among those sounding a nationwide alert for a significant decline in the number of all children who received routine childhood immunizations.  

“We can look at two sets of numbers and see there has been a large decrease in the number of children receiving their routine vaccinations for all the preventable childhood illnesses,” said Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD, Putnam County’s Commissioner of Health. “The first relates to vaccines being ordered by physicians through the Vaccines for Children program, and the second set of data is the number of vaccines given by eight large U.S. health care organizations.” The Vaccines for Children program administers vaccines to approximately 50 percent of U.S. children aged 0 to 18 years. The decline in orders and administration began the week after the national emergency declaration.    

Parents of children who have fallen behind in childhood immunizations should contact their child’s physician to get back on track. If your child does not have a physician, PCDOH will be resuming vaccination clinics three times a month. Appointments are required and clinics will be conducted following all the required safety protocols, including social and physical distancing, face coverings or masks, and heightened disinfecting routines. To schedule an appointment, call 845-808-1332. Clients will be instructed on the newest safety procedures, which will include calling from their car upon arrival. A member of the immunization team will greet them and take their temperature. A COVID health screening will be conducted and the client will be escorted to the interview area, since the waiting area has been closed. With these new protocols in place, it is not too early to start thinking about any necessary vaccines that children may need for the upcoming school year. 

For more information about childhood immunizations, visit www.putnamcountyny.com/health/immunization/. 

The mission of the Putnam County Department of Health, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is to improve and protect the health of the Putnam County community, composed of nearly 100,000 residents. Core services, provided directly and through collaboration, include community health assessment, disease surveillance and control, emergency preparedness, environmental health protection, family health promotion and health education. For more information, please visit our county website at www.putnamcountyny.com/coronavirus; or visit our social media sites @PutnamHealthNY on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    

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 no more than two spectators.

“We are thrilled to have social gatherings, kids’ sports and our Main Street businesses almost fully back again,” Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said. “Under the guidance of our Department of Health, we have proceeded with caution throughout this pandemic and our vigilance has paid off. We can now shop Putnam and patronize the businesses that belong to our friends and neighbors, while also maintaining the health and safety of our communities.”

Malls in the Mid-Hudson region, and other areas of the state that have reached Phase 4, will reopen Friday July 10. Malls must have air filtration systems that can remove coronavirus particles from the air. Shoppers will also have to follow social distancing rules and stores will be restricted to 50 percent occupancy.

“We are happy to see that the malls will reopen,” County Executive Odell said. “With nearby states allowing mall shopping, this will level the playing field for New York State.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not permit gyms, indoor fitness centers and movie theaters to reopen as part of Phase 4, instead they must remain closed through August 5.

“We feel the pain of those small business owners, and we are disappointed with the delay,” said Kathleen Abels, president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation. “Now, at least, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Barring a change, the governor’s Executive Order gives gyms, indoor fitness centers and movie theaters a projected reopening date of August 6.”

The same cannot be said for much of the rest of the country, 38 states are seeing large increases in infection rates. A travel advisory has now been expanded to 19 states, with travelers from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma added to the list of those who must quarantine for 14 days when they come to New York State.

In New York, the Mid-Hudson region has been getting back to normal, or the new normal, since the first phase of the reopening started at the end of May. Over the past six weeks, jobs came back, restaurants opened — first for outdoor dining and then for indoor dining — and now low-risk entertainment is returning.

In Phase 4, colleges and other institutions of higher education can reopen, as can zoos, botanical gardens, nature parks, historic sites and cultural sites. Media production companies, including film, television, music and website producers, can also get back to business.

In addition to Putnam, the Mid-Hudson region includes Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties.

For the latest information, check the county’s website at putnamcountyny.gov and the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation’s website at putnamedc.org.

For help determining whether or not your business is eligible to reopen, use the state’s reopen lookup tool.

NY FORWARD BUSINESS REOPEN LOOKUP TOOL

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 body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

 

Contact your physician with any concerns.

Please visit our website for testing information www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus/

If you have any questions, please contact the Putnam County Department of Health at 845-808-1390.

Break down of positive cases by Towns in Putnam County 7/6/2020

7-4 WEEKLY DASHBOARD CORRECTED

Break down of positive cases by Towns in Putnam County 6/26/2020

6-25 WEEKLY DASHBOARD