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Unincorporated Greenburgh - 130 tests positive for coronavirus...Westchester 19 deaths...more info in full textBee line bus schedule changes...County Exec to discuss w/ Legislators possibility of granting those with hardships extension to pay taxes
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 belowCurrent Westchester DataWestchester Cases: 9,326Westchester Tested: 34,108sadly - 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 508New Rochelle 346Mount Vernon 224White Plains 154Ossining Village 132Greenburgh 130Port Chester 109Yorktown 89Cortlandt 85Eastchester 70Mount Pleasant 70Peekskill 63Scarsdale 59Harrison 52Mount Kisco 50Dobbs Ferry 42New Castle 35Tarrytown 35Sleepy Hollow 34Rye City 32Rye Brook 31Mamaroneck Town 31Mamaroneck Village 30Bedford 28North Castle 27Pleasantville 27Somers 24Pelham 22Pelham Manor 21Bronxville 20Ardsley 19Hastings-on-Hudson 19Ossining Town 18Tuckahoe 17Croton-on-Hudson 16Larchmont 16Lewisboro 16Briarcliff Manor 14Irvington 14Elmsford 13Buchanan 4North Salem 4Pound 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 WEDNESDAYThe 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 PROTOCOLThe 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/alertsCOUNTY CENTER WILL BE USED FOR NON COVID 19 PATIENTSThe 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