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NYS Department of Health Update

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 24, 2020 AT 2:33 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • Based on each region’s infection rate, schools across New York State are permitted to open this fall but each school district must have a testing and tracing plan and will decide if an in-person v. hybrid model works best for them while following strict Department of Health Guidance.
  • Beginning September 21, lower-risk school sports may begin statewide; with travel for practice or play prohibited outside of the school’s region or contiguous regions until October 19.
  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through September 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

NYS Dept. of Health Update

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 13, 2020 AT 10:45 AM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • Based on each region’s infection rate, schools across New York State are permitted to open this fall but each school district must have a testing and tracing plan and will decide if an in-person v. hybrid model works best for them while following strict Department of Health Guidance.
  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 9, 2020 AT 1:22 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • Based on each region’s infection rate, schools across New York State are permitted to open this fall but each school district must have a testing and tracing plan and will decide if an in-person v. hybrid model works best for them while following strict Department of Health Guidance.
  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 2, 2020 AT 3:29 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Pandemic EBT Benefits

All kids who get free/reduced-price school meals – even those whose school provides free meals to all – will receive $420 in P-EBT food benefits to purchase food from participating stores. No application is needed. Click here to read more.

NYS Dept of Health Update

LAST UPDATED: JULY 26, 2020 AT 1:30 PM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • Following a significant rise in COVID-19 cases among 21 to 30-year-olds, New York State has launched a new ad campaign targeted towards young people to emphasize the risk and severity of COVID-19.
  • The State Police and State Liquor Authority are leading a task force to investigate and shut down establishments not complying with the safety standards of the state.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JULY 19, 2020 AT 10:00 AM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • New York City has been cleared by global health experts to enter Phase Four of reopening without any additional indoor activity, such as malls and cultural institutions, beginning Monday, July 20th.
  • New regulations for bars and restaurants in New York City will ensure compliance with social distancing and face covering orders.
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through August 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Safety Precautions

The Kirkland Town Library building is now reopened with limited access and strict measures to ensure the safety and wellness of our staff and patrons. We will open for browsing and checking out of materials. Reference, tech support, copying, faxing and notary services available as well.

What to expect when you come into the library:

  • Everyone who enters must wear a face covering the entire time they are in the building.
  • The building’s capacity will be limited to 25%; once capacity is reached, patrons can wait for a turn in a line outside the main entrance following physical distancing protocols.
  • Library restrooms will be closed to the public.
  • All seating has been removed.

Safety precautions:

  • Plexiglas shields have been installed at the check-out and reference desks.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building.
  • An enhanced cleaning of the building will be done each evening.
  • Staff are required to complete a health screening before entering the building.
  • All returned materials are quarantined for 72 hours before being removed from a patron’s card and returned to circulation.

For patrons needing disability accommodations while the library is operating under conditions to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, please call 315-853-2038, or write clinton@midyork.org. The library is committed to safe access for all.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JULY 12, 2020 AT 11:00 AM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
  • New York State will decide the first week of August whether schools will reopen in the fall.
  • An uptick in COVID-19 cases in Rensselaer County is being closely monitored, a number of which are being investigated as being linked to several individuals who tested positive after traveling back to New York from Georgia.
  • Beginning Sunday, July 12th, limited concessions will be allowed to open at state beaches.
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • The deadline for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

NYS DOH Update

LAST UPDATED: JULY 5, 2020 AT 9:15 AM
What You Need to Know
  • Governor Cuomo has partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.
  • To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below.
    File a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community.
    File a complaint against your employer or place of work.
  • Outdoor pools in State Parks across NYS will open for July 4th weekend at reduced capacity with social distancing guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. For other guidance on July 4th weekend activities read DOH interim guidance.
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find out: Which phase of reopening your region is in; the industry guidance for each phase; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through July 15, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.
  • Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
  • The deadline for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.