PUTNAM COUNTY PASSPORT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office is extremely proud to host Putnam County Passport Saturday this coming October; at its office located at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York on Saturday October 17, 2020 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.

Putnam County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti is holding this event as a convenience to our customers who need to obtain a passport.

Please note that this Passport Event is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!  Only the applicants and necessary parents/guardians will be permitted to enter the office for the appointment.  Masks must be worn and temperature checks will occur.

U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or re-entering the United States by air.  U.S. citizens entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book, passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U.S. government.

County Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti can be reached at 845-808-1142 X49301 for any questions or concerns regarding obtaining a U.S. Passport or traveling abroad.

  • Event: Passport Saturday-BY APPOINTMENT ONLY                        
  • Date:   Saturday October 17, 2020               
  • Time:  9:00 am until 1:00 pm                       
  • Where:  Putnam County Clerk’s Office 40 Gleneida Avenue Carmel, New York 10512

For information and necessary forms click here: https://www.putnamcountyny.com/county-clerk/passport/

 To make an appointment for Passport Saturday click here

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=19274888&appointmentType=17067625

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR From County Executive MaryEllen Odell and Health Commissioner Michael J. Nesheiwat, MD

Thank you, Putnam County. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, you have helped neighbors in need, supported food banks and food drives, delivered meals for seniors, made and donated masks and, of course, adapted to wearing masks in public and practicing safe social distancing measures. Because of your vigilance, our communities have been able to reopen safely.

Now that schools are back in session and more people are returning to work, things may appear to be going back to the “old normal.” But we aren’t going back, we are moving forward in a new way, and we must keep up our efforts in order to maintain the success we’ve achieved. The best way to support our businesses, schools, civic organizations and religious groups is by keeping our rates of COVID-19 low.

Students and teachers are returning to school wearing masks, and we can support them by setting the example — wearing a mask when we can’t socially distance, washing our hands frequently and staying home if we don’t feel well.

By continuing to do our part, we can be a model community that does not invite another spike in COVID-19 cases. A surge in cases could overstress our healthcare heroes, overwhelm our healthcare system and devastate more families and local businesses. We have risen to the moment before, and we can do it again now. There is no question these are still challenging times, but we are not only Putnam Strong, we are Putnam Supportive. We are fortunate to live in a community where friends, families and neighbors look out for one another.

Let’s support our businesses by dining and shopping locally. Let’s continue to offer help to those most in need. Let’s mask up and set the example for our children and young people. And let’s continue to do the right thing so we can help our friends, families and neighbors to thrive. We will be a stronger community for it.

Stay safe, stay strong, stay healthy.

MaryEllen Odell, County Executive
Michael J. Nesheiwat MD, Health Commissioner

HEALTH ALERT If you worked at or visited Eveready Diner in Brewster on September 19 and September 22 You may have been exposed to COVID-19

If you worked at or visited Eveready Diner at 90 Independent Way, Brewster on

  • Saturday, September 19 from 6pm to 7:30pm (indoor)
  • Tuesday, September 22 from 7pm to 8:30pm (indoor)

You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at the restaurant during these times.
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 9/25/2020

Putnam County 9-25 WEEKLY DASHBOARD

Register for Putnam County Police Policy Review Panel on September 29, 2020 10:00 AM

Please register for Putnam County Police Policy Review Panel on Sep 29, 2020 10:00 AM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/218787830635667982

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

HEALTH ALERT: If you worked at or visited Arturo’s Tavern on Monday, September 21 You may have been exposed to COVID-19

HEALTH ALERT

If you worked at or visited Arturo’s Tavern at 878 Route 6, Mahopac on

Monday, September 21 from 4pm to 11pm

You may have been exposed to COVID-19.

A member of the public who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at 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.

Flu vaccination season has officially arrived!

The first ever, public drive-thru vaccination clinic was conducted by the Putnam County Department of Health at the main office at 1 Geneva Road. Nearly 200 residents rolled down their windows and bared their sleeveless arms to public health nurses to protect themselves, their families, friends and co-workers from the flu. Getting your shot early against the flu offers the best protection, because a person builds up immunity about two weeks after the shot. The Civil Air Patrol was on site to help with logistics and crowd control.

As we continue to “Mask, Distance, Wash” our hands to protect against COVID, it is even more important to limit one’s risk of becoming ill with any respiratory illness.

The next public flu clinic is in Garrison on Wednesday, October 7, at the Garrison Fire Department, 1616 Route 9 (not drive-thru). On Friday, October 16, another drive-thru clinic will be held at the health department’s main office at 1 Geneva Road. Both clinics are scheduled from 1 to 6:30 pm.

Remember, appointments are necessary for the drive-thru event. And short sleeves, masks, and signed consent forms, available online at  www.putnamcountyny.com/immunization, are required for ALL clinics.

All photos are courtesy of Major Peter Milano, CAP, public affairs officer, Civil Air Patrol, New York Wing.

 

Hazard Mitigation Plan – We Need Your Input!

Putnam County, along with its towns and villages, are in the process of updating the County’s 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The update of this plan allows the county and participating jurisdictions to continue to be eligible for future pre-disaster mitigation funding from FEMA. Ultimately, these actions reduce vulnerability, and communities are able to recover more quickly from disasters.

To learn more about the project and submit input, please visit https://www.putnamcountynyhmp.com/

Breakdown of positive cases by towns in Putnam County 9/18/2020

Putnam County 9-18 WEEKLY DASHBOARD

Putnam County Announces New Website Where the Public Can Access Resources Regarding Police Reform and Reinvention

Carmel, NY— September 18, 2020 — Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced today that a new website has been created where the public can review the County’s process on Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative (PRRC)

“Public Service Agencies, including police agencies, should always be transparent” said County Executive MaryEllen Odell, “this site along with our regular PRRC Meetings will allow the public to better understand the policies in place as well as the training mandated for all our police officers”.

Site Information

The site can be accessed at: https://www.putnamcountyny.gov/policereviewpanel

The site will include:

  • Upcoming meeting dates and agendas
  • List of panel members for the PRRC
  • Minutes to previous meetings including links to audio archives
  • A Q & A section including a link to our email address (policereviewpanel@putnamcountyny.gov) where the public can submit questions

and provide comments

  • Links to resources

The panel was formed on August 13, 2020 to conform to New York State Executive Order No. 203 – New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative signed by Governor Cuomo on June 12th, 2020. Among other things it mandates that

  • Local governments must perform a comprehensive review of current police force deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and
  • Develop a plan to improve such deployments, strategies, policies, procedures and practices for the purposes of addressing the particular needs of the communities served by such police agency
  • Promote community engagement to foster trust, fairness and legitimacy and to address any racial bias and disproportionate policing of communities of color

County Executive Odell convened the first meeting on August 13, 2020 and brought together the heads of our local police agencies along with community stakeholders to begin the process of developing a plan that focuses on evidence based policing strategies. “From mental health to legal aid to law enforcement and everything in between, the panel will provide a diverse look at our current practices and provide direction to future practices”, said County Executive Odell. Due to temporary emergency orders public attendance is not permissible however the meetings are accessible via an audio webinar. The site will provide a link to the next meeting scheduled for September 29, 2020 at 10:00 am.