Ryebrook's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook Sun, 12 Jul 2020 07:55:10 -0400 HamletHub.com An Evening with Dr. Andrew Solomon https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5330-an-evening-with-dr-andrew-solomon5330-an-evening-with-dr-andrew-solomon https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/events/5330-an-evening-with-dr-andrew-solomon5330-an-evening-with-dr-andrew-solomon

Join us for a very special conversation with Bedford Playhouse's Board Chairman Sarah Long and New York Times bestselling author, film producer and TED Talks Speaker, Dr. Andrew Solomon, as he examines the mental health crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Solomon’s book, Far From The Tree, has received the National Book Critics Circle award for nonfiction, the Wellcome Prize and 22 other national awards. His most famous and award-winning book, A Noonday Demon won the National Book Award and is translated into languages across the globe.  
 
Tickets $5.00. Proceeds from this program go towards the support of Bedford Playhouse’s Let’s Talk series. Once tickets have been purchased an email with login information will be sent in advance of the Q&A.
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kerry@ducey.org (Kerry Anne Ducey) Events Thu, 09 Jul 2020 12:06:59 -0400
Visiting NY State Parks This July 4th Weekend? Here's What You Need To Know https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5329-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know5329-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5329-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know5329-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

Summer is here and New York State Parks are open for fun and healthy outdoor recreation. If you’re planning to visit please know your experience will be different this year as we take steps to protect visitor and staff safety during this public health emergency. To encourage physical social distancing, capacity limits are in effect. We expect many parks to reach capacity early and close to incoming visitors. Please have a plan ready to visit a different park or consider postponing your visit for another day.
For park capacity updates and closure information visit parks.ny.gov.

 Play Smart * Play Safe * Play Local  State Parks and the Department of Environmental Conservation have launched the PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to recreate safely, responsibly, and locally this summer and to always treat fellow outdoor adventurers with respect. Take the pledge, and promise to use common sense to protect yourself and others when enjoying the outdoors.

Learn more: PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL pledge

 

Below are some specifics for State Park visitors:

Face Coverings: For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face covering when you cannot maintain social distance.

Pools: Pools are open, with density reduction measures in effect. Visitors will be asked to sign in with contact information to enable potential contact tracing measures. Visitors can check the individual park’s swimming hours of operation before they visit. Visit parks.ny.gov for a listing of State Parks with swimming pools.

Beaches: State Park beaches are open at 50% capacity or less and with heightened precautions. You must practice social distancing at a state beach. More details are available through our press release. Visit parks.ny.gov for a listing of State Parks with swimming beaches.

Restrooms: Public restrooms may be limited. Visitors should plan accordingly and call the park office for more information.

Travel Advisory: Please note New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut have implemented a tri-state travel advisory that requires any individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Visit health.ny.gov Covid-19 Travel Advisory for more information, including the daily updated list of affected states

NY State Parks Explorer App:  Download the free New York State Parks Explorer App, a user-friendly resource for park information, updates and alerts. Available for both iOS and Android devices. Google Play Store, AndroidApple App Store, iPhone

 

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kerry@ducey.org (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) Places Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:15:37 -0400
Playland Park Will Remain Closed For The 2020 Season https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5328-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season5328-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/places/5328-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season5328-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season

With the health of Westchester residents and regional visitors on the top of everyone’s mind amid the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the difficulties of social distancing and sanitizing in a crowded park, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced that the amusement park at Playland Park in Rye will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Playland’s beach is open to Westchester residents, Tuesdays through Sundays. The pool is closed.

Latimer said: “As we’ve gone through the spread of the contagion and we started going through phase 1, and phase 2, and phase 3 – which is what we’re in now, there was not enough significant improvement to justify what happens when 8,000 people go to one place at one time. It’s analogous to what we face at the Kensico Dam Plaza with the ethnic festivals. So with that thought in mind, we delayed this decision. We lost Memorial Day Weekend as a revenue, we announced originally that it would stay closed to mid-July hoping that things would get better and knowing that the Governor’s Executive Order still kept in closed, but you know if things got better we’d reach out and make a case for why it should open, but realistically we’re at a point right now where we couldn’t make that case any further.”

The park’s regular season opening would have been May 9 this year. Aside from the public-health concerns, the park faced other factors that impeded preparations for the season, including restrictions on in-person hiring and training due to NYS on PAUSE guidelines and supply-chain interruptions early on.

While the amusement park, pool and other attractions will be closed to the public this year, this pause in operations during the warm weather also gives park management and staff an opportunity to advance some maintenance projects. These projects are addition to staff’s regular duties of maintaining each ride as the attractions cannot sit idle for long periods. Maintenance will also include the usual seasonal breakdown and winterization of rides and grounds.

The park will host two drive-in movies this year on Friday nights, July 24 and August 7. Details to be announced soon.

For information about Playland go to playlandpark.org

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Places Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:26:00 -0400
Cuomo Announces Lowest COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations in New York Since the Pandemic Began https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5327-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began5327-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5327-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began5327-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began

  • 0.99% of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive
  • 5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday - Lowest Single Day Death Number Since March 15th
  • Hospitalizations Continue to Drop - Now below 900
  • Confirms 616 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 392,539; New Cases in 43 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State's lowest death toll and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Yesterday, there were five deaths and 869 hospitalizations in New York State. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

"As states across the country struggle with new outbreaks related to reopening, New York's numbers continue to go down to record lows," Governor Cuomo said.  "Our progress is a direct result of New Yorkers' discipline and hard work and an incremental, data-driven reopening. Yesterday, as our hospitalizations dropped below 900, New York had its lowest single-day death toll since March 15th.  While today's numbers are very encouraging, New Yorkers must remain vigilant or the numbers will shoot right back up.  Be smart, wear a mask, stay New York Tough!"

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 869 (-39)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 54 (-24)
  • Hospital Counties - 30
  • Number ICU - 229 (-1)
  • Number ICU that are intubated - 145 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 70,369 (+133)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 24,835

Of the 61,906 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 616, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:

REGION

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

New York City

1.40%

1.00%

1.10%

Capital Region

0.90%

0.80%

0.70%

Central New York

1.40%

0.50%

1.20%

Finger Lakes

1.60%

1.30%

0.70%

Long Island

1.10%

0.90%

0.80%

Hudson Valley

1.20%

1.00%

1.00%

Mohawk Valley

2.00%

2.40%

2.30%

North Country

0.20%

0.20%

0.30%

Southern Tier

1.20%

0.30%

0.30%

Western New York

1.40%

0.90%

0.80%

The Governor also confirmed 616 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 392,539 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 392,539 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:

County

Total Positive

New Positive

Albany

2,097

6

Allegany

59

1

Broome

703

2

Cattaraugus

123

0

Cayuga

113

2

Chautauqua

123

0

Chemung

140

1

Chenango

146

0

Clinton

101

0

Columbia

463

2

Cortland

46

2

Delaware

91

0

Dutchess

4,198

7

Erie

7,228

22

Essex

42

0

Franklin

29

0

Fulton

255

6

Genesee

238

1

Greene

260

0

Hamilton

6

0

Herkimer

158

4

Jefferson

85

0

Lewis

29

3

Livingston

128

2

Madison

352

1

Monroe

3,690

14

Montgomery

118

2

Nassau

41,754

29

Niagara

1226

3

NYC

214,750

316

Oneida

1586

39

Onondaga

2,816

25

Ontario

256

2

Orange

10,713

3

Orleans

281

1

Oswego

195

1

Otsego

84

0

Putnam

1,323

4

Rensselaer

551

1

Rockland

13,576

10

Saratoga

548

2

Schenectady

792

6

Schoharie

58

1

Schuyler

12

0

Seneca

69

0

St. Lawrence

218

0

Steuben

266

2

Suffolk

41,306

53

Sullivan

1,451

0

Tioga

142

0

Tompkins

176

1

Ulster

1,778

5

Warren

263

0

Washington

246

1

Wayne

162

1

Westchester

34,780

32

Wyoming

95

0

Yates

45

0

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kerry@ducey.org (Office of the Governor. ) Neighbors Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:59:45 -0400
Westchester County Congratulates the Graduating Class of 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5326-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-20205326-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5326-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-20205326-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-2020

A graduation ceremony is a rite of passage that occurs when scholars close the chapter on one part of their educational career, and embark upon another. It is a time of accomplishment, a time of reflection, a time of hope for a promising future – and a celebration for all who have worked so hard to earn their diploma. Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered traditional graduation ceremonies, Westchester County Government still wanted to make sure that every graduate felt recognized for achieving this important milestone.

Community leaders, elected officials, teachers, parents, grandparents, friends and siblings all submitted short congratulatory messages and photographs to the Westchester County Communications Department. They were compiled into a compilation video, Graduation Greetings 2020.

Watch the compilation video, “Graduation Greetings 2020” here.

As Westchester County’s Graduating Class of 2020 celebrates its commencement, we hope you know that we are proud of you, and we wish you the best of luck on your journey.  

 

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kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Neighbors Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:38:51 -0400
Westchester County Department Meetings Schedule for June 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5325-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-20205325-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/politics/5325-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-20205325-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-2020

Westchester County has the following department meetings scheduled for the month of June 2020. The public is encouraged to attend. Each meeting notice is followed by instructions on how to join each meeting virtually.

 ***MEETING NOTICES: JUNE 2020*** 

 

 

Westchester Urban County Council Public Hearing – Proposed Amendment of the FY 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Annual Action Plan

Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 161 851 1556

Meeting password: wucc

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef66bbc96adb7a4dd050194aae063c1c5

Westchester County Board of Acquisition & Contract

Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m.

https://events.westchestergov.com/eventdetail/50989/43/westchester-county-board-of-aquisition-contract

Event Number: 615 242 052

Event Password: This event requires registration. After your registration has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the event.

Video Address:615242052@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m.

https://events.westchestergov.com/eventdetail/51024/43/westchester-county-board-of-aquisition-contract

Event Number: 617 225 667

Event Password: PPt7aJPgW34

Video Address:617225667@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 18 at 11 a.m.

https://events.westchestergov.com/eventdetail/51026/43/westchester-county-board-of-aquisition-contract

Event Number: 619 586 728

Event Password: b96BJA6qbp2

Video Address:619586728@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m.

https://events.westchestergov.com/eventdetail/51029/43/westchester-county-board-of-aquisition-contract

Event Number: 613 277 486

Event Password: 9XsyfNggv27

Video Address:613277486@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number

 

Westchester County Planning Board

The regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday, June 2 has been CANCELLED

SPECIAL MEETING to be held Friday, June 5 at 8:30 a.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 619 709 411

Meeting password: wcplan

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=e23ff69f3f0d6d4db491bf6d615c68161

Westchester County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board

Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 161 163 8988

Meeting password: AFPB

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef66bbc96adb7a4dd050194aae063c1c5

Westchester County Industrial Development Agency

Thursday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Click here to join the meeting

Password: IDA2020

Westchester County Complete Count Committee

Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 161 333 4643

Meeting password: wccc

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4eb16d8d53e7da25af526aa2b080664b

Westchester County Local Development Corporation

Tuesday, June 16 8:30 a.m.

Click here to join the meeting

Password: LDC2020

Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission

Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 161 033 1951

Meeting password: K9QpzTwGY44 

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=mefbc14558d580a3f2bb0018acf12959a

Westchester County Historic Preservation Advisory Council

Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 161 141 6751

Meeting password: hpac

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ead0f5debfcefd06c0609f0c01ba313a0

Westchester County Board of Health

Thursday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m.

westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ee55ef76b8190c9799ad4b4a68f62e490

Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission

Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Meeting number (access code): 615 866 872

Meeting password: XpUFGMi2g76

Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
Meeting password: XpUFGMi2g76 

Friday, June 19 at 9 a.m.

WEBEX EVENT

Meeting number (access code): 611 737 720

Meeting password: 72TnX24E7Q6

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=mb51d6823ccc81772efd4e866d16dd2f7

Westchester County Solid Waste Commission

Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

Event Number: 614 379 666

Event Password: QXcdaRsk325

Video Address:614379666@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Panelist numeric password: 583886

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To join this online event

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1. Go to https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=e5a9525ef4387398ad59b609572d0aa5c

2. Enter the event password: QXcdaRsk325

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kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Politics Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:14:16 -0400
Governor Announces Dental Practices Permitted to Reopen https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5324-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen5324-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5324-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen5324-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen

Guidelines updated to ensure safety for patients and staff  


Governor Cuomo announced dentists can begin seeing patients for routine dental care starting on June 1. Originally slated to reopen in “Phase 2,” dentists have been given the green light sooner than expected with declining NYS coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, intubations and deaths. 

“Our dental health care providers in Putnam have been team players from the start of this pandemic,” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Some donated masks and gloves to our frontline workers and all have now invested time and resources to ensure safety for their patients and staff as they return to their offices.” 

From physical distancing to personal protective equipment, New York State has shared a twelve-page document which includes a link for providers to affirm their receipt of and agreement to follow the guidance set forth.  

For dental health care providers, proper use of personal protective equipment is nothing new. While dental settings are traditionally designed with patient and provider safety in mind, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dentistry in the time of the novel coronavirus goes further to balance the need to provide necessary services while minimizing risk to patients and dental health care personnel. 

On March 16, the American Dental Association (ADA) was one of the first national professional health associations to recommend postponement of all but urgent or emergency procedures. Just over two months later, the ADA designed an interim return to work toolkit for dental practitioners. Together with documents from the CDC, and now New York State, the comprehensive guidance addresses ways dentists and hygienists can reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission before, during and after visits.  

Dr. Daniel Doyle, of Doyle Dental and president of the Putnam County Board of Health says, “The dentists of Putnam County are thrilled to be back seeing their patients. They are now seeing all patients for routine procedures, not just for emergencies.”  

As dental offices begin planning to reopen their doors they may be adapting their offices to meet new safety state and federal guidelines. Doyle Dental’s website and patient correspondence describes new safety protocols. Some changes patients can expect as they return to their dentist’s office include plexiglass partitions at reception, waiting room modifications including chair spacing, removal of magazines and mask requirements as well as screening for symptoms of illness. Additionally, because many dentists donated their personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers and closed their doors for over two months, some may have had to rebuild their PPE stock. 

Modifications to dental care will impact everything from pre-appointment communication to provider and patient interactions. According to the ADA, dental office staff may call patients for a preliminary health screening prior to an appointment. Patients may notice their dentist or dental hygienist wearing additional protective gear such as a face shield and gown. While the state allows offices to begin reopening as of June 1, Dr. Doyle recommends residents check with their local dentist regarding specific safety measures and exact reopening dates. 


 

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kerry@ducey.org (Putnam County) Life Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:40:20 -0400
Two Westchester County Beaches Open Tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5322-two-westchester-county-beaches-open-tomorrow5322-two-westchester-county-beaches-open-tomorrow https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5322-two-westchester-county-beaches-open-tomorrow5322-two-westchester-county-beaches-open-tomorrow

TWO OF THE WESTCHESTER COUNTY-OWNED BEACHES TO OPEN TO RESIDENTS

(White Plains, NY) The beaches at Playland and Croton Point Park will be open for the season and at reduced capacity on Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25. The two beaches and the parks where they are located -- Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson and Playland Park in Rye -- will be available only to Westchester residents.

Those entering either park will be required to verify their Westchester residency with their Westchester County Park Pass or driver’s license with a Westchester address. All beachgoers are required to follow park staff’s instructions and posted signs regarding social distancing protocols and everyone must have a mask. The beaches will be open weather permitting.

The beaches will be open from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with no admittance after 6 p.m. Parking at Playland and Croton Point Park is $5 per car with the park pass and $10 per car without. Admission to the beaches is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for children age 5 and under.

No food concessions will be open. Bathrooms will be open; showers and locker rooms will be closed.

The beach at Glen Island Park in New Rochelle remains closed due to the COVID-19 testing facility at the park.

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aseward100@aol.com (Village of Croton on Hudson Government) Life Thu, 21 May 2020 10:49:45 -0400
Greenwich Stores and Restaurants Opened on May 20th https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5323-reopening-of-greenwich-stores-and-restaurants-on-may-20th-victory5323-reopening-of-greenwich-stores-and-restaurants-on-may-20th-victory https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5323-reopening-of-greenwich-stores-and-restaurants-on-may-20th-victory5323-reopening-of-greenwich-stores-and-restaurants-on-may-20th-victory

Greenwich Chamber of Commerce congratulates those stores and restaurants who have fully opened today. It’s been a long journey but you made it. We are proud to support you!
 
We urge you to shop and dine local.
Greenwich Restaurant, Retail and Service Provider Updates
 
 
 
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kerry@ducey.org (Greenwich Chamber of Commerce) Neighbors Wed, 20 May 2020 11:39:45 -0400
Phased Re-opening of New York and Essential Benchmarks https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5321-phased-re-opening-of-new-york-and-essential-benchmarks5321-phased-re-opening-of-new-york-and-essential-benchmarks https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5321-phased-re-opening-of-new-york-and-essential-benchmarks5321-phased-re-opening-of-new-york-and-essential-benchmarks

Re-opening New York

Governor Cuomo has outlined a process for exiting NYS on PAUSE. To begin the process, 8 benchmarks must first be met; after which businesses may reopen in four separate phases; each phase is comprised of different categories of business. 

Benchmarks

  1. 14-day decline in hospitalizations OR under 15 new hospitalizations (3-day avg) 
  2. 14-day decline in hospital deaths OR fewer than 5 deaths (3-day avg) 
  3. New Hospitalizations (under 2 per 100k residents – 3 day rolling avg) 
  4. Share of total beds available (threshold at 30%) 
  5. Share of ICU beds available (threshold of 30%) 
  6. 30 tests per 1k residents (7-day average of new tests per day) 
  7. At least 30 contact tracers per 100k residents 
  8. Metrics met across the region, and risk/reward analysis completed.

The following table shows where regions currently stand. Note: Westchester County is in the Mid-Hudson region.

Phased Reopening:

Once the Mid-Hudson region has met these benchmarks then we can begin a phased reopening. It is important to emphasize that all metrics must be met to begin the re-opening process.

 

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Life Sat, 09 May 2020 02:59:00 -0400
Latimer Kicks Off Distribution Of Masks Around The County https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5319-latimer-kicks-off-distribution-of-masks-around-the-county5319-latimer-kicks-off-distribution-of-masks-around-the-county https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/publicsafety/5319-latimer-kicks-off-distribution-of-masks-around-the-county5319-latimer-kicks-off-distribution-of-masks-around-the-county

In observance of National Day of Prayer, County Executive Latimer was joined by Faith Leaders today from the Town of Greenburgh kicking-off a program to distribute masks to religious communities in need.

Latimer said: “Greenburgh residents need to know that society at large will make extra efforts to stop the contagion. The County has been able to receive masks that are intended for use by the community and these will be donated to three major houses of worship in the Fairview section of Greenburgh for distribution to their congregants. Thanks to the leadership of Legislator Alfreda Williams and Councilwoman Gina Jackson, we are here with them to make this distribution happen.”

In Greenburgh, Latimer was joined by Bishop Wilbert Preston from Christ Temple Greater International, Reverend Dr. Verlin D. Williams from Union Baptist Church, Pastor Leroy Richards from First Community Church of the Nazarene, Greenburgh Town Councilwoman Gina Jackson, and Greenburgh Department of Community Resources Commissioner Andre Early, Deputy Commissioner Terrance Jackson and Assistant Commissioner David Reggina.

Previously, Latimer has personally delivered thousands of masks donated by Hanes Brands Inc. to the Town/Village of Ossining, City of Peekskill, Rye City, Village of Larchmont, Village of Pleasantville, Town of Mount Pleasant, Town of Mamaroneck, Village of Port Chester and the Village of Rye Brook. Latimer will continue to make these deliveries around the County.

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commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Public safety Fri, 08 May 2020 16:16:23 -0400
Westchester COVID-19 Update https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5320-westchester-covid-19-update5320-westchester-covid-19-update https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5320-westchester-covid-19-update5320-westchester-covid-19-update

COVID-19 by the Numbers

Westchester Cases: 30,905 (+197)
Westchester Tests: 107,466 (+2,224)
Westchester Fatalities: 1,191
New Castle Cases: 165; 13 Active (ie: positive result in last two weeks)
New York State Cases: 330,407 (+2,938)
New York State Tests: 1,121,543 (+31,627)
New York State Fatalities: 21,045
 
Hospitalizations: 716 (as of 5/5)
 
More information: https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/

 

Apply to Work as a Contact Tracer

Westchester County is piloting one of New York State’s first contact tracing initiatives. Individuals interested in working as contact tracers can apply at this linkhttps://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help
 

Expansion of Antibody Testing

Antibody testing is currently being conducted by the County at the Westchester County Center for First Responders. Over 1500 tests have been administered to date. In addition, Northwell Health is launching a new antibody testing program with two locations: Northern Westchester Hospital and Center for Health and Wellness at Chappaqua Crossing. Testing will occur in phases, beginning with first responders and essential workers, and eventually expanding to include public testing. More information, as it becomes available, will be shared in the Town’s newsletter.
 
Note: Eagle-eyed readers will note that our numbers dropped from Wednesday’s newsletter to today. The New Castle number in the Wednesday newsletter included some bad data -- apparently some of the anitbody positive tests got reported with the COIVD positive tests.  As a result, our numbers dropped from 216 to 165. 

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kerry@ducey.org (Town of New Castle) Life Fri, 08 May 2020 14:55:14 -0400
What Connecticut Businesses Get OK to Open on May 20? https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5318-what-connecticut-businesses-get-ok-to-open-on-may-205318-what-connecticut-businesses-get-ok-to-open-on-may-20 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5318-what-connecticut-businesses-get-ok-to-open-on-may-205318-what-connecticut-businesses-get-ok-to-open-on-may-20

Governor Lamont outlines a phased-in approach to reopening Connecticut’s economy

During his daily news briefing yesterday, Governor Lamont presented an approach his administration is considering to reopen Connecticut’s economy in phases beginning May 20, 2020.

This opening date is contingent upon meeting the reopening criteria being established by the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board (see image #2).

To watch the full video of the governor’s news briefing, click here.

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kerry@ducey.org (HH) Neighbors Fri, 01 May 2020 07:02:46 -0400
New York Botanical Gardens Virtual Journey Through Spring on May 1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5317-new-york-botanical-gardens-virtual-journey-through-spring-on-may-15317-new-york-botanical-gardens-virtual-journey-through-spring-on-may-1 https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/life/5317-new-york-botanical-gardens-virtual-journey-through-spring-on-may-15317-new-york-botanical-gardens-virtual-journey-through-spring-on-may-1

Journey Through Spring Facebook Watch Party on Friday, May 1 from noon to 12:30 pm

Take a virtual walk through The New York Botanical Garden’s spectacular spring highlights. Todd Forrest, Arthur Ross Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections, narrates a mesmerizing montage of video footage from throughout the Garden’s historic landscape as the season unfolded in March and April.

From colorful early spring ephemerals and cheerful daffodils to breathtaking magnolias and stunning cherry trees, enjoy the splendor of NYBG’s beloved gardens and collections during this Facebook Watch Party.

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kerry@ducey.org (NYBG) Life Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:51:30 -0400
Thunderbirds, Blue Angels to Salute New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania COVID-19 Responders https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5316-thunderbirds-blue-angels-to-salute-new-york-new-jersey-and-pennsylvania-covid-19-responders5316-thunderbirds-blue-angels-to-salute-new-york-new-jersey-and-pennsylvania-covid-19-responders https://news.hamlethub.com/ryebrook/neighbors/5316-thunderbirds-blue-angels-to-salute-new-york-new-jersey-and-pennsylvania-covid-19-responders5316-thunderbirds-blue-angels-to-salute-new-york-new-jersey-and-pennsylvania-covid-19-responders

 

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28.

“We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nation-wide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander for the flyover. “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”

A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Flacon and 6 F-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these flyovers as a collaborative salute from the Air Force and Navy to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “Thank you to all of those in essential industries keeping our nation moving forward. We will get through this. We are all in this together.”

This mission, the first of several planned over the coming weeks, is the culmination of more than a month of planning and coordination between the two teams and numerous city and government offices.

Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 12 high-performance aircraft flying close in precise formation.

Flyovers in Newark, New York City and surrounding boroughs will start at noon (EST) and last approximately 35 minutes. Flyovers in Trenton will start at 1:45 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 10 minutes. Flyovers in Philadelphia will start at 2 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 20 minutes.

Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home- quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover. A detailed flight route will be released on the day prior to the flyover.

The teams welcome and encourage viewers to tag the flyover on social media with the hashtag #AmericaStrong.

For photos and video for Operation America Strong, visit,
https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/americastrong

For more information on the Blue Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com.

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, and the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over New York City, Newark, Trenton and Philadelphia April 28.

“We are truly excited to take to the skies with our Navy counterparts for a nation-wide tribute to the men and women keeping our communities safe.” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbird 1 and mission commander for the flyover. “We hope to give Americans a touching display of American resolve that honors those serving on the frontline of our fight with COVID-19.”

A formation of 6 F-16C/D Fighting Flacon and 6 F-18C/D Hornet aircraft will conduct these flyovers as a collaborative salute from the Air Force and Navy to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to salute those working on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, we are in awe of your strength and resilience,” said Cmdr. Brian Kesselring, U.S. Navy Blue Angels commanding officer and flight leader. “Thank you to all of those in essential industries keeping our nation moving forward. We will get through this. We are all in this together.”

This mission, the first of several planned over the coming weeks, is the culmination of more than a month of planning and coordination between the two teams and numerous city and government offices.

Residents along the flight path can expect a few seconds of jet noise as the aircraft pass overhead, along with the sight of 12 high-performance aircraft flying close in precise formation.

Flyovers in Newark, New York City and surrounding boroughs will start at noon (EST) and last approximately 35 minutes. Flyovers in Trenton will start at 1:45 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 10 minutes. Flyovers in Philadelphia will start at 2 p.m. (EST) and last approximately 20 minutes.

Residents in these areas will be able to see the flyover from the safety of their home- quarantine and should maintain all social distancing guidelines during this event. They should also refrain from traveling to landmarks, hospitals and gathering in large groups to view the flyover. A detailed flight route will be released on the day prior to the flyover.

The teams welcome and encourage viewers to tag the flyover on social media with the hashtag #AmericaStrong.

For more information on the Blue Angels, visit www.blueangels.navy.mil.

For more information on the Thunderbirds, visit www.afthunderbirds.com.

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kerry@ducey.org (US Air Force Thunderbirds) Neighbors Mon, 27 Apr 2020 09:40:10 -0400