Update: Friday, April 16, 2021.
As of 4/16/21, there are 45,884 positive cases of COVID 19 reported in Orange County. This is an increase of 129 since 4/15/21. The Town of Montgomery has a total of 3,004 COVID-19 cases as of 4/16/21 since the pandemic started. There are 94 ACTIVE cases in the Town of Montgomery as of 4/16/21. A total of 1,489 active cases in Orange County as of 4/16/21.
799 deaths reported. Fatalities by County https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov/views/NYS-COVID19-Tracker/NYSDOHCOVID-19Tracker-Fatalities?%3Aembed=yes&%3Atoolbar=no&%3Atabs=n
109 people are hospitalized.
108 people hospitalized tested POSITIVE with COVID 19.
1 person hospitalized has SYMPTOMS of COVID 19.
Performing arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity today. Venues can host up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of completed vaccination or recent negative test result prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors or up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing, face coverings, health screening and other health protocols will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Small_and_Medium_Performing_Arts_Detailed_Guidance.pdf
Get Back to Your Favorite Businesses and Venues with Digital Proof of Your COVID-19 Vaccination or Negative Test Results Attend sporting events, arts performances and more! Excelsior Pass supports a safe reopening of New York by providing a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Think of it as a mobile airline boarding pass, but for proving you received a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test.
You can store your Pass digitally on your smartphone with the Excelsior Pass Wallet app, available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. You can also print your Pass from the Excelsior Pass website and bring it with you.
Businesses and venues can scan and validate your pass to ensure you meet any COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for entry. Along with your Pass, you’ll be asked to show a photo ID that shows your name and birth date to verify that the Pass belongs to you. Adults may hold passes for accompanying minors.
Once you and your party enter an establishment, you will still be asked to follow State and CDC guidance regarding social distancing, face coverings and hand hygiene.
Participation in Excelsior Pass is voluntary. New Yorkers can always show alternate proof of vaccination or testing, like another mobile application or paper form, directly at a business or venue.
New York State Department of Health Revisions to Nursing Homes Visitation Guidelines https://health.ny.gov/press/releases/2020/2020-09-15_revisions_to_nursing_homes_visitation_guidelines.htm
Orange County Vaccination Information https://www.orangecountygov.com/2038/Vaccine
Vaccination Information Request Form https://vaccination.orangecountygov.com/
Beware of COVID vaccine fraud. To help root out vaccination fraud or scams across the State, New York established a hotline that New Yorkers can call to report suspected fraud. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To make a report, call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov
New York State Get the Facts on COVID-19 Vaccinehttps://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/?fbclid=IwAR16jOqI6UEHmecm4Um70ZJ27HSnfHGxwBe2RHhgTN8fZIQXDwPIKlVgEQQ
New York State COVID-19 Tracker https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-tracker
SUNY COVID-19 Tracker https://www.suny.edu/covid19-tracker/
New York state COVID-19 Travel Advisory https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
Governor Cuomo Annouces new guidance for schools reopening! https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-data-driven-guidance-reopening-schools
COVID-19 Testing is now FREE! Call 888-364-3065 to make an appointment.
Childhood Inflammatory Disease Related to COVID-19 https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/childhood-inflammatory-disease-related-covid-19
COVID-19 Hot Spot Zones by Address https://covidhotspotlookup.health.ny.gov/#/home
County Executive Steve Neuhaus Daily update video: https://www.orangecountygov.com/1936/Coronavirus
COVID-19 Daily Numbers in Orange County, NY
As of March 16th, 2021, over 25,000 people will have been vaccinated in Orange County.
March 1, 2021 marked the 1 year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in New York State.
New York Forward – Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard https://forward.ny.gov/percentage-positive-results-county-dashboard
Phased Distribution of the Vaccine https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/phased-distribution-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR1MleuzQzK9l8DRsuJSyNRmh_3K-ta42z7Buj4nXezVCNAsMUU-UmIhzKA
Eligibility to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/?fbclid=IwAR2WfRIdHUgKGb-3G88aAjK0iS_X8uznAQMZjztNVlTEgINIYLXxEfkHeXY
On the site, you can check your eligibility to receive the vaccine and the availability of appointments. Or, you can call the State’s vaccine hotline at: 1-833-NYS-4VAX (833-697-4829).
If you know of individuals who do not have access to a computer and require assistance, please have them call the County’s Office for the Aging at 845-615-3700 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
The Orange County COVID-19 Dashboard is now updated daily. Click on the link below for more information;
On a positive note, ICU beds and hospital bed stats have been removed because there is a safe amount available.
As Orange County begins the process of rebooting the economy and commencing the reopening phases, the County has created a resource page to assist business owners in their efforts to reopen efficiently, effectively, and safely. visit https://www.orangecountygov.com/1961/ReopenOrange
Orange County is working with local Law Enforcement and Code Enforcement to address COVID 19 “Hot Spots” in the County.Social Distancing Complaints call: 1-833-789-0470
Please keep in mind COVID 19 is being monitored by NY State, Counties, Towns and Villages daily. We will continue to evaluate one day at a time and keep everyone posted on any new developments.The Orange County Healthcare App is available now. Go to “Orange County NY Health” and receive updates to your cell phone.
Orange County COVID 19 Cases by Town. Click on the link below for additional information;https://ocnygis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/21de1fb5ce0c480f95dc0cf2b8b83b71
New York State COVID 19 update https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Governor Cuomo Announces New Cluster Action Initiativehttps://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-cluster-action-initiative?fbclid=IwAR185KNeIsLKutMQYBb3lA6tL1Qkpct0ka2ii29yqID8zh3xTpSeavuj4oU
COVID hospitalizations in New York State dropped to 3,884, the lowest since November 30. Of the 232,929 tests reported yesterday, 6,555, or 2.81 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.04 percent. There were 868 patients in ICU yesterday, down 18 from the previous day. Of them, 543 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 43 New Yorkers to the virus.
As you may have read, today the CDC and the FDA issued statementhttps://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0413-JJ-vaccine.html recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. New York State will follow the CDC and FDA recommendation and pause the use of the J&J vaccine statewide while the federal government evaluates next steps. As the CDC and FDA stated, these adverse events “appear to be extremely rare.” Six people who have received the J&J vaccine in the U.S. developed blood clots, and the reason for the pause is to make sure all health care providers can identify the symptoms and treat patients with the correct medical protocol. But the context—six people reported with a problem out of 6.8 million who received the vaccine—is important to remember. While health care providers are notified and the federal government reviews the situation fully, New York State will continue to administer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are completely unaffected by this pause and which make up the vast majority of our supply. The State Department of Health is in constant contact with the federal government and will provide updates.
Starting March 30th , all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and all New Yorkers age 16 or older will be eligible on April 6, well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Residents may also visit the Orange County website to sign up for the COVID -19 Vaccine vaccination.orangecountygov.com or call 845-291-2330 for assistance to register.
Please continue wearing your personal protective equipment, washing your hands and continuing the practice of social distancing. Let’s hope for healthy and better days ahead! As always, I want to thank all of the residents of the Village of Maybrook for their cooperation.
Be safe and good health to all!
Mayor Dennis Leahy
A Happy and Healthy Easter to all!
For more information go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-alert-ny
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Mayor Dennis K. Leahy