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Treatment of Sexual Assault Patients
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5/22/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/22/2020. The Town of Wappinger is at 68 active cases.
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5/21/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/21/2020. The Town of Wappinger is at 70 active cases.
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5/20/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/20/2020. The Town of Wappinger is at 72 active cases.
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5/19/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/19/2020. The Town of Wappinger is at 72 active cases.
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5/18/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/18/2020. The Town of Wappinger is at 98 active cases.
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5/16/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/16/2020. The Town of Wappinger remains at 104 active cases.
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5/15/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/15/2020. The Town of Wappinger now has 104 active cases.
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5/14/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for 5/14/2020. The Town of Wappinger now has 111 active cases.
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5/13/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The Town of Wappinger now has 124 active cases.
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5/12/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for Tuesday, May 12, 2020. The Town of Wappinger now has 129 active cases.
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5/11/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for Monday, May 11, 2020. The Town of Wappinger has 132 active cases.

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5/9/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for Saturday, May 9, 2020. The Town of Wappinger has less active cases of COVID-19 today with 133 cases.

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5/6/2020-

Dutchess County COVID-19 Dashboard update for Wednesday, May 6, 2020. The Town of Wappinger continues to have 157 active cases.
County-wide hospitalizations are down to 64 people

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5/4/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 161 active cases.

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5/2/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 163 active cases.

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5/1/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 162 active cases.

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4/30/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 156 active cases.

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4/29/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 152 active cases.

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4/28/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 155 active cases.

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4/27/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 157 active cases.

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4/26/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is at 150 active cases.

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4/25/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is down to 145 active cases.

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4/24/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger is down to 149 active cases.

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4/23/2020-

Dutchess County Dashboard Update- Wappinger has increased by 4 active cases to 157.

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4/20/2020-

Wappinger is currently at 153 cases


4/17/2020-

Covid-19 reflections by Supervisor Thurston


4/15/2020-

Here is today’s Dutchess County Dashboard –

Wappinger is now at 140, a small increase over yesterday’s report.


4/14/2020-

Please see the revised graphic below showing how to make a cloth facemask :


4/13/2020-

The following is the current Dutchess County Dashboard summary:


4/9/2020-

Today’s Dutchess County Covid19 Dashboard identifies Wappinger as having 97 confirmed cases. We continue to hope for their quick and full recovery.

Following is the Dashboard summary:


The Dutchess County Executive is advising that face coverings should be worn by everyone outside of their homes to help protect against Coronavirus, including essential workers in the retail, service and other industries.

This directive comes after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released official guidance recommending people wear cloth face SCREENSHOT MASKcoverings in settings where ample social distancing may not be adequate to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Also please read the following article – How NOT to Wear a Mask – New York Times

 


4/8/2020-


4/7/2020- Today the Town of Wappinger remains flat with 81 cases of Covid-19


4/6/2020-
Please be advised:

· NY Governor Cuomo announced this
Morning that non-essential businesses and schools will continue to be closed at least through April 29th.

· Dutchess County has suspended issuing camp/campground permits at this time, this will be evaluated on an ongoing basis as the situation evolves. Because of this and the social distancing requirement, the Town Has suspended its 2020summer camp program.

· Face Coverings:

The CDC is recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain such as grocery stores and pharmacies to slow the spread of Coronavirus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Local non-profit Unshattered has been making masks and has some great how-to directions on their website for making masks here: https://www.unshattered.org/pages/surgical-mask-instructions. Other make-your-own masks instructions are available from the The New York Times and CNN. We have a number of residents who are also sewing masks. Thank you!

The cloth face coverings recommended to slow spread of COVID-19 are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.

Those latter critical supplies must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

· All disposal of personal use PPE should be done in a proper manner, eliminating litter. The Town Of Wappinger has a no-littering ordinance. We are sending out reminder notices to residents and local businesses. Tickets will be issued to anyone caught littering.

· Dutchess County has established a working group assisting nursing homes and assisted living facilities within the Town and other communities.


Today’s Dutchess County Update – Looks like this week will be a tough one – the latest report shows 81 persons infected in Wappinger Town. Let’s hope for a speedy recovery

4/3/2020
Urgent Request of Supervisor Thurston


In light of the dire shortages of supplies for our healthcare workers and first responders, Town Supervisor Richard Thurston requests that if any of our residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations may have any surplus medical supplies such as masks, goggles, gloves, and isolation gowns (commonly referred to as “PPE”), please take them in their original envelope/box to Wappinger Town Hall locates at 20 Middlebush Road. Place and them in a marked box located under the outside alcove at the north end of Town Hall (facing the junior high school).

Also, if you should have any friends or relatives with access to N95 or K95 masks from reputable suppliers, please seek those as well.

We will be sure to get them to The Office of the County Executive, Marcus Molinaro.

Your donations will help save lives both in The Town of Wappinger and in Dutchess County.

We thank you so very much!

4/1/2020-

Supervisor Thurston advises all Wappinger residents of a Dutchess County Town Hall Meeting on April 2d:

“Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro will host a Tele-Town Hall tomorrow, Thursday, April 2nd, beginning at 5:30 p.m., providing residents the latest update on the Coronavirus pandemic and its impact on our community; the County’s response to the evolving situation, including the Dutchess Responds relief effort; and answering residents’ questions.
The Director of Community Services from Greystone Programs, Inc. will join Thursday’s conversation to support callers who have questions about the challenges they are facing in supporting family members with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities during this difficult time.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, residents are invited to call in to (845) 765-7121 to join the Telephone Town Hall; callers will then be prompted how to submit questions for County Executive Molinaro. The conversation will also be broadcast live on Dutchess County Government’s Facebook page, and viewers can submit their questions in the comments. We hope you can join this important conversation.
For the most current Dutchess County Covid19 information and guidance, please either turn to the Dutchess County website, @ http://www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus, or call its Coronavirus hotline, (845) 486-3555, and its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Also, you may log in to the Town of Wappinger website @ https://www.townofwappingerny.gov

or our social media accounts.

dailyvoice.com – COVID-19: State Orders Schools To Cancel Spring Recess, Continue Remote Learning

 

3/29/2020 – Information from Ron Hicks – Assistant County Executive

As we go into our third week of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am summarizing our ACTIONS TAKEN as it relates to the business community, providing an attachment with the  LATEST EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE AND CONSUMER LINKS, as well as two pdfs detailing the federal  PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM and the CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES).

Keep safe -RON  #WEWILLWIN

 

ACTIONS TAKEN

03/13 

  • Activated our Rapid Response Team to develop a strategy to address the needs of the business community including its employees.
  • Requested the state waive the seven-day waiting period for affected workers applying for Unemployment Insurance (UI).
  • Consolidated the databases of Think Dutchess (IDA and LDC), Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Workforce Investment Board, Women’s Enterprise Development Center, Council of Industry, and Dutchess Tourism to create one e-mail list to communicate one voice to the business community daily.

 03/15

  • Anticipating layoffs in the coming week(s) and the volume, we called on state to waive the in-person required UI visit.
  • Offered the NYS DOL our Alliance for Business infrastructure to assist with communicating with employers and employees.
  • Asked the governor to submit a disaster declaration to the feds to make New York businesses eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • We asked the state to correct broken links on ESD’s website for businesses related to COVID-19, which was resolved same day.

 03/16

  • Launched the Dutchess Business Notification Network (DBNN) and released the first daily update for the business community—more than 9,000 are receiving the daily information.
  • Launched a website to host news and information for the business community www.Dutchessbnn.com
  • Developed a survey for the business community to determine their individual needs and their resources that could be used to assist the community.
  • Requested the state suspend the collection of businesses sales tax receipts (due 03/20) to help businesses with cash flow and allow them to continue to pay employees in part or whole.
  • SBA included Dutchess County in Connecticut’s disaster declaration allowing businesses in Dutchess County to apply for SBA EIDL.  Only Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester were included until the state submitted their disaster declaration, which happened later in the week. 

 03/17 

  • Requested the state expand eligibility for UI permitting to include part-time employees
  • Began promoting the Shared Work Program to connect essential businesses hiring with nonessential businesses forced to reduce their workforce, and to use the NYSDOL program to receive a UI subsidy to maintain employees pay and hours vs. a layoff.

 03/18

  • Launched a Facebook page for the DBNN.

03/20 

  • County Executive Molinaro hosted a tele-town-hall for the business community—2,700 participants.

 03/23 

  • Announced an emergency express loan service (up to $10k) by Think Dutchess Alliance for Business member Community Capital New York.
  • Began developing a plan to assist the employers and employees in the hospitality, food and beverage and service industry—the industry most affected by COVID-19.

 03/25

  • Began analyzing data from the small business survey to help develop the Business Restoration Program.

 03/27

  • DBNN hosted a webinar for employers to guide them through employment, HR and executive orders from the state.

Covid-19 Update from Supervisor Thurston 3/24/2020

Effective 8pm Monday, March 16, the Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced they will limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people; restaurants and bars will close for on-premises service and move to take-out and delivery only; and movie theaters, gyms, and casinos will temporarily close.

****Dutchess County Announces State of Emergency****

Based on an increase of confirmed cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 with three confirmed and an escalation of residents in mandatory and precautionary quarantine, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro declared a State of Emergency for Dutchess County, effective at 2 p.m. today. The State of Emergency expedites the County’s sharing of resources and ability to better respond to this rapidly evolving situation.

The State of Emergency is issued pursuant to Section 24 of New York State Executive Law and is enforceable by local, county and state law enforcement agencies. Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties have each issued emergency orders since confirming multiple cases of Coronavirus/COVID-19 over the past several days.

County Executive Molinaro said, “As Coronavirus has emerged as a pandemic, reaching countries on each hemisphere, we in Dutchess County have prepared for the inevitability we would be touched by this emerging health situation. Today’s declaration is the next step in providing Dutchess County the resources necessary to best respond. This declaration does not limit travel, but we urge residents to limit contact with those who are sick and stay home if sick.”

County Executive Molinaro is taking the following steps:

Suspending all large social and community gatherings, including County-sponsored events, to allow adequate social distancing, effective March 13th;
Suspending all visitation at Dutchess County Jail, effective March 13th;
Postponing all Civil Service Exams, effective March 13th;
Suspending all classroom and extracurricular functions for 14 days, including extra-curricular activities, effective March 16th. Schools may remain open to administration, staff, and staff functions. This order does not include private daycare facilities, Head Start or other daycare programs, unless there is a direct need based on school facility logistics; and
Closing the Dutchess County Office for the Aging’s eight Senior Friendship Centers, effective March 16th.
DBCH Commissioner Dr. Anil Vaidian, an infectious disease specialist with more than 20 years’ experience, said, “We have long predicted Dutchess County would be affected by COVID-19, and we have put into practice our weeks of planning. We are dealing with an unprecedented situation, but I am confident that steps we are taking today will keep our community healthy and safe. Closing schools and limiting large community gatherings is a preventative measure that is intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We continue to ask residents for their cooperation – practicing proper hygiene, disinfection, social distancing and the like – to help mitigate the spread of this virus.”

Dutchess County has established a website, www.dutchessny.gov/coronavirus, as well as a hotline, (845) 486-3555, to provide residents the most current information regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19.

This is an evolving situation, and County leaders will continue to work to inform residents with the most current information and ongoing updates.


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