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Posted on: April 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] update tonight from dept heads-COVID 19---34% of EMS calls COVID related; important phone numbers

Town dept heads to provide Town Board with updates on how departments operating during COVID-19 tonight at 6 PM Fairview, Hartsdale Fire Chiefs will participate- waiting to hear from Greenville;
34% of EMS calls COVID-19; important phone #s re: COVID019



WEEKLY UPDATES FROM DEPARTMENT HEADS AND TOWN BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD TONIGHT AT 6 PM INSTEAD OF TOMORROW

FIRE CHIEFS FROM HARTSDALE, FAIRVIEW AND GREENVILLE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE

34% OF GREENBURGH EMS CALLS ARE NOW COVID RELATED

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS THAT CAN HELP YOU NAVIGATE COVID 19 


  Every week the Town Board hears from department heads who share info on how their departments are operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many employees are working from home. Have employees tested positive? How are departments managing?  We will hold our weekly department head update tonight at 6 PM. Meeting will be streamed live on the website: www.greenburghny.com and broadcast on channel 75 and verizon channel 35.  I will post a link to the discussion later this week.

   We invited the three paid fire Chiefs to participate.  Have received confirmations from Hartsdale Fire Chief Ray Maseda and from Fairview Fire Chief Howard Reiss that they will participate. Waiting to hear back from the Greenville Fire department.  Last week Chiefs Maseda and Reiss provided residents with useful information.


227 KNOWN COVID 19 CALLS---34% OF total EMS CALL VOLUME

Jared Rosenberg who is the EMS Supervisor for the Greenburgh Police department provided me with some interesting statistics:


Since we started tracking COVID 19 mid-March, we have seen mostly medical related calls, ranging from cardiac events, strokes, respiratory distress, and diabetes.  These medical calls also have consisted of 227  known COVID 19 calls, which has consumed 34 % of the total EMS Call Volume .  

In regards to trauma, What’s important , residents are staying safer, there’s less trauma, although  we have had calls for back pain, lacerations, extremity pain,  and other  documented injuries, residents should use extra caution when driving, biking, hiking, or jogging to prevent any unnecessary trips to the emergency room. 




In the meantime, here is some information which we hope may be helpful to you:

 

For Coronavirus testing inquiries or to schedule an appointment at the Glen Island drive-through site, please call the New York State hotline at (1-888) 364-3065.

 

For appointments at the Westchester Medical Center’s drive-through testing site, please call (914) 202-4530.

 

For Coronavirus inquiries, you can reach the New York State Department of Health’s hotline at (1-833) 626-7662 and (1-855) 626-7662.

 

You can also call the Westchester County Department of Health Coronavirus hotline at (1-866) 588-0195.

 

General Coronavirus questions can be answered by the United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Helpline at 211.

 

If you would like to offer medical supplies, please write to icanhelp@westchestergov.com

 

If you are a retired health care professional who would like to volunteer, please write to lajc@westchestergov.com

 

For other coronavirus related volunteer opportunities, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.health/get-involved-how-you-can-help

 

For general volunteer opportunities, you can contact Volunteer Center of United Way 914-948-4452

 

To file a price-gouging complaint, please visit consumer.westchestergov.com.

 

For New York State unemployment benefits application issues, please contact your state senator or assembly member.

 

If you are a non-essential employee and being asked to report to work, please call the New York State attorney General’s office at (212) 416-8700.

 

If you need assistance in determining if your business is deemed essential under the governor’s executive order or want to apply for an essential business designation please go to esd.ny.gov

 

To apply for social services benefits, please visit mybenefits.gov or call (914) 995-3333.

 

All New York State Department of Motor Vehicles offices are closed but many services are available online at dmv.ny.gov

 

Bee-Line buses are running on a Saturday schedule.  For information please visit westchestergov.com/beeline bus

 

For information on the New York State paid leave program, please visit governor.ny.gov/programs/paid-sick-leave-covid19-impacted-new-yorkers

 

For information on assistance for small businesses, please visit westchestercatalyst.com/coronavirus-updates

 

For Coronavirus updates from Westchester County: health.westchestergov.com/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

For Coronavirus updates from New York State: coronavirus.health.ny.gov

PAUL FEINER


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