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Posted on: March 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] update- coronavirus conference call with County Exec

Unincorporated Greenburgh - 13 tests positive for coronavirus...
Westchester 19 deaths...more info in full text
Bee line bus schedule changes...
County Exec to discuss w/ Legislators possibility of granting those with hardships extension to pay taxes

summary of conference call with County Exec on coronavirus

More sad news about coronavirus --increase in numbers of people from our town and villages who have the virus (see numbers below)...County Executive to discuss with Board of Legislators tomorrow possibility of providing those with hardships more time to pay county/town/village taxes. To brief town officials Wed. Then--Board of Legislators has to consider whether they want to act or not....summary of conference call below

Current Westchester Data
Westchester Cases: 9,326
Westchester Tested: 34,108
sadly - 19 died in Westchester (local officials are not advised when a local resident passes from corona virus but I do know that at least one unincorporated Greenburgh resident has died of the illness.

Yonkers 508
New Rochelle 346
Mount Vernon 224
White Plains 154
Ossining Village 132
Greenburgh 130
Port Chester 109
Yorktown 89
Cortlandt 85
Eastchester 70
Mount Pleasant 70
Peekskill 63
Scarsdale 59
Harrison 52
Mount Kisco 50
Dobbs Ferry 42
New Castle 35
Tarrytown 35
Sleepy Hollow 34
Rye City 32
Rye Brook 31
Mamaroneck Town 31
Mamaroneck Village 30
Bedford 28
North Castle 27
Pleasantville 27
Somers 24
Pelham 22
Pelham Manor 21
Bronxville 20
Ardsley 19
Hastings-on-Hudson 19
Ossining Town 18
Tuckahoe 17
Croton-on-Hudson 16
Larchmont 16
Lewisboro 16
Briarcliff Manor 14
Irvington 14
Elmsford 13
Buchanan 4
North Salem 4
Pound Ridge 3

 POLICY TO FIRST RESPONDERS...

Because the number of Covid-19 cases  are so high, the County Executive is advising to treat every emergency call as though responding to a home with a resident diagnosed as positive for COVID-19.
BEE LINE BUS SCHEDULES NOW USE ENHANCED SATURDAY SCHEDULE--RIDERSHIP DOWN
Bee Line buses will now operate on an enhanced Saturday schedule.  Schedules and any route changes will be reflected on the County website.
UPDATE - GRACE PERIOD --EXTENSION OF TIME PEOPLE CAN PAY COUNTY, TOWN, FIRE DISTRICT TAXES TO BE DISCUSSED WITH BOARD OF LEGISLATORS TUESDAY, WITH TOWN OFFICIALS WEDNESDAY
The County Executive and his staff will meet with the Board of Legislators to discuss how we will move forward on the issue of local property taxes. The results of this meeting will be discussed on Wednesday’s call with town officials and the County Executive.
STATE CHANGES ISOLATION PROTOCOL
The State changed the isolation protocol.  People may end isolation if they have met all THREE of the following criteria: It has been at least 7 days since first experiencing symptoms; they have had no fever for at least 72 hours without taking fever-reducing medication (such as Tylenol) AND any shortness of breath/coughing/difficulty breathing has improved. You can find FAQ on our website here: https://health.westchestergov.com/news/alerts
COUNTY CENTER WILL BE USED FOR NON COVID 19 PATIENTS
The County Center is under re-construction in order to convert it to a hospital facility for non-COVID-19 patients.  The interior and the west parking lot will be set up to accommodate approximately 100 patients. We will provide more details over the next couple of weeks.
emergency  
The County Executive reiterated his belief that parks should remain open BUT if people consistently violate the social distancing policy, he will shut them down selectively.  I continue to believe that public golf courses should be closed --feel that there are too many exceptions to the directives -creating mixed messages.  I also believe that pharmacies, supermarkets, big box stores should require masks, gloves, restrict number of people who can shop inside. I think temperature of employees should be taken before they start their work day. They interact with so many people. I worry that they could be getting more people infected.
PAUL FEINER

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