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Posted on: April 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town Bd to discuss social distancing enforcement tonight at 6 PM

TOWN BD TO DISCUSS COVID-19 TONIGHT AT 6 PM..We will share info on steps we are taking to make sure that supermarkets/pharmacies are keeping you safe; how the Building & Police departments are enforcing Governor's directive
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TOWN BD TO DISCUSS COVID-19 TONIGHT AT 6 PM---NEW ACTION STEPS TO MAKE SURE THAT SUPERMARKETS/PHARMACIES KEEPING YOU SAFE...BUILDING DEPT AND POLICE ENFORCING GOVERNOR’S ORDERS...WHAT GAME ON GOLF RANGE IS DOING TO COMPLY WITH DIRECTIVE...LOCAL CASES AND DEATHS...MORGUES OVERWHELMED



The Greenburgh Town Board will hear from all department heads tonight at 6 PM at our work session.  Our meeting will be streamed live on the town website:www.greenburghny.com and televised on channel 76 or on Verizon’s channel 35.  Each department head will discuss how their department is functioning during the 


We will also announce major new action steps to to make sure that supermarkets and pharmacies are keeping people safe and more than six feet away from each other.  The Greenburgh Building Department will provide the Town Board with a summary of their inspections - making sure that contractors are in compliance with the Governor’s ban on non essential construction. The Police department will enforce the Governor’s directives that people who violate social distancing policies be fined. If you play a contact sport on a field --and are caught it could be expensive. The Governor increased fines to up to  $1000.  I conferred with the Police Chief this morning. Initially there will be warnings. Next week -summons.



QUESTION ABOUT GAME ON GOLF RANGE, DOBBS FERRY ROAD -WHY ARE THEY STILL OPEN?  This is their statement...(we have sent inspectors to check up on Game On--and have found that the social distancing is being complied with.  We will continue to check to make sure that they are in compliance)


  Currently we are operating at 50% capacity, having only every other mat available for customers.  Mats typically 10 ft apart are now 20 feet apart and we have had signage for about a month reminding people to distance themselves.  


We spoke to the Dept of Health several times and have made additional changes.  We have customers using CC directly at our ball machine, using the ball machine one at a time, and our shop is closed to customers.  Also, all clubs and ball baskets are sanitzed after each use.  Touch screens, bathrooms, door knobs, etc are sanitized throughout the day.  Additionally, The First Tee cancelled all kids programs at our facility as of March 10th.
Let me know if you have any other questions.  Stay safe!


 

Westchester Cases: 14,294 (+571)
NYS Cases: 130,684 (+8,658)
Westchester Hospitalized: 377
NYS Hospitalized: 16,837
Westchester Fatalities: 233
NYS Fatalities: 4,758

Greenburgh  positive cases as of yesterday: 291 (unincorporated) ---number is probably higher

I have heard of the passing of some local residents due to the virus. Each passing is devastating to the family and community and highlights how dangerous this pandemic is. Yesterday learned that Emilio,, owner of La Catena Restaurant in Ardsley. An employee at Trader Joe’s in Scarsdale also died. WE ALL NEED TO BE CAREFUL.

 

·         The Westchester County Center continues to be converted into an overflow facility. New York State has indicated that construction will complete by Friday, April 17th. We have not yet been advised as to when the facility would begin use.

o   On its completion, the County Center will add over 100 beds to Westchester’s capacity.

·         New York State increased penalties on violating social distancing from $500 to $1,000. Governor Cuomo indicated that enforcement of these violations would fall to local municipalities.

o   New York State extended its closure of schools and non-essential businesses to April 29th.

·         The county is  working with the State to develop a fatality management plan. Hospitals, funeral homes, nursing homes, and other facilities containing morgues are overwhelmed. Westchester County is working with New York State to resolve this issue.

·         Westchester County’s effort to connect small businesses with federal resources continues. Bridget Gibbons,  Director of Economic Development, is soliciting volunteers to help staff this program. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, more information is available here: https://www.westchestergov.com/home/all-press-releases/8366-county-seeking-volunteers-to-help-small-business-owners-complete-applications-for-assistance-programs

·         Westchester County Executive George Latimer, through the Office of Economic Development, is conducting a survey to assess the economic impacts related to COVID-19. We strongly encourage Westchester businesses to take the survey. The survey results will inform strategies to speed recovery and will shape emergency relief programs and support. The survey window closes April 10. The survey is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GP22SYY

·         New York State has released an additional advisory for persons being released from isolation. This document indicates when exposed persons can safely return to work. Westchester’s Department of Health has updated its coronavirus help page to include this advisory, as well as a series of frequently asked questions regarding isolation. These documents can be found here: https://health.westchestergov.com/

o   If a person exposed to or infected with coronavirus finds that their employer requires proof that they are eligible to return to work, letters may be requested here: https://covidreleaserequest.westchestergov.com/covidReleaseRequest/

·         Westchester County has developed a graphic for deaf or hard of hearing people needing support. Our office has prepared multiple versions, which are available below.

§  English: https://health.westchestergov.com/images/stories/PDF/COVIDCommunicationCard.pdf

§  Spanish: https://health.westchestergov.com/images/stories/PDF/COVIDCommunicationCardSP.pdf



PAUL FEINER

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