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MOST RECENT LOCAL COVID-19 UPDATES
CURRENT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE COUNTY & THE STATE
Update From County Executive Steve Neuhaus - Posted 1/18/2022
COVID-19 UPDATES FROM OUTREACH TUXEDO
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MOST RECENT COVID-19 UPDATES FROM THE VILLAGE OF TUXEDO PARK
Living in Tuxedo Park & COVID-19
Message from the Mayor.
One cannot understate the impact of the tragic loss of our loved ones during this pandemic. Our prayers go out to everyone who has lost a loved one. The pandemic has taken its toll on our economy as well. Unfortunately, some businesses will not recover. But we move forward, despite the adversity. As I sit here writing this message, the Olympics are playing in my living room. In the background, I hear the commentators discussing our athlete's road to the Olympics, American stories of grit and determination, and I am inspired.
We will come out of this pandemic, not the same, changed forever, but we will come out of it, and we will move forward.
Those of us who live in Tuxedo Park have much to be thankful for because our community provides the best in peacefulness, beauty, and the ability to enjoy the fresh air in all seasons. We are a gated community with exceptional security, and we were able to coexist with each other with no community spread through June of 2021. This is extraordinary.
During the COVID-19 "Stay-at-Home" order, we were at peak capacity, with over 100% occupancy of the majority of our 332 homes. Fresh air, road safety measures, and our geographic location each played a role in staying two steps ahead of this virus. I decided to get the vaccine in March 2021. I received both Moderna jabs.
Recently we are experiencing a slight uptick and have had our case of community spread. With quick and thoughtful disclosure, it has remained minimal.
Dear Tuxedo School Community,
I want to thank you for your patience and continued support, as the situation caused by the pandemic continues to deteriorate. It became clear on Tuesday, January 4th that we needed to continue on remote learning though Friday, January 7th, due to a lack of essential staff to open the buildings to in-person instruction.
Please be assured that the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are our primary concern. Our goal is to return to in-person instruction as soon as feasibly possible. Remote instruction is our back-up plan when we are unable to offer in-person.
Achieving our objective of a safe and healthy in-person instructional day is going to require the teamwork and cooperation of our entire school community; administrators, faculty, staff, parents and students. I am asking for your understanding as there are many moving parts to consider here including:
1. The ability to field an adequate number of essential employees to safely open the buildings.
2. To ensure there are enough non-infected/non-quarantined students to warrant in-person instruction. It is better to offer remote instruction to all students, than have a large number of students receiving no instruction while they are at home.
3. To implement multiple mitigation strategies to prevent the spread of the virus while in school and on the bus.
We have developed a plan to address each of these items individually. However, I cannot stress the point enough that since the number of people infected changes frequently, the guidance from federal, state and local health officials changes regularly and the virus itself mutates rapidly, we are operating in an environment of uncertainty. It is a fluid situation that may require all of us to pivot and modify our plans as needed (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly).
1. The plan to monitor adequate staffing is that each afternoon, I meet with certain members of the District’s COVID Committee to review and assess the availability of essential personnel to open school.
2. To determine the level of students available to attend in-person instruction I ask that parents contact our health office and inform our nursing staff of any positive cases, quarantining due to exposures, or anyone at home exhibiting possible COVID symptoms (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html) or any other possible transmittable illnesses. Our health office can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org (845) 351-4797 x 3106
Once we know how many students are available for in-person instruction we can plan on holding classes in school. Otherwise, we will offer remote instruction.
3. In addition to wearing masks, social distancing, quarantining, and vaccinating, testing and vigilance in looking out for symptoms is critical. We ask that parents contact our Health Office and inform our nursing staff whether their students are vaccinated or not. This information will be kept confidential and shall not become any part of student’s permanent records. This information is simply for the nursing staff’s information only. Governor Hochul has developed a test-to-stay (TTS) program for K-12 students. For more information about this program please see (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2021/12/testtostay-memo_12-23-21.pdf).
In essence the NY State TTS program provides an at-home antigen rapid test available to students who are not vaccinated and have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case in school. Students who test negative on a cadence of these tests can avoid quarantine. While we like the plan, we would like to do more to prevent the spread. However, the success of our enhanced plan depends on your cooperation.
The District is offering PCR testing to all students, administrators, faculty and staff. Unlike rapid tests, which are subject to false positive and false negative results, PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing is the gold standard in assessing the COVID infection. The test will be administered by the District’s professional nursing staff at the George Grant Mason (GGM) Cafeteria/Community Room. Test results are expected back within 24-48 hours and will be sent to the respective parties being tested (i.e. students parent(s), employee) with a copy going to the District’s Health Office. Each individual who elects to participate in this program will have to complete an online consent form. The consent form can either be completed at home or on site prior to the testing being performed. Staff will be available to assist with this process. If you have health insurance and that insurance will cover this testing, your carrier will be charged for the testing. If you either (a) do not have health insurance or (b) have health insurance that will not cover the testing, federal CARES Act funding will be utilized to cover the cost. As it very difficult to find available testing, as well as waiting lines at testing sites being extremely long, we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to get peace of mind with minimal inconvenience. The program will also provide the best assurance to our school community that we are doing our utmost to ensure a healthy and safe learning environment for all.
More information will be forthcoming tomorrow about the PCR testing and our plan for returning to in-person instruction. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Jeffrey T. White Superintendent of Schools
- Click here to visit the NYC Covid-19 Citywide Information Portal
- Click here for additional Orange County Covid-19 Health Information
- Click here for a full list of Orange County Community Resources during the Pandemic
- Click here for Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits and Community-Based Oranginzations
- Click here for the New York State Small Business Development Center Covid-19 Response Info
- Click here for the New York State Office of Mental Health
- Click here for New York State Education Department Covid resources for Families & Communities
Update From County Executive Steve Neuhaus - Posted 1/13/2022
I hope you are all safe, well, and taking good care as we finally enter spring. My top priority continues to be getting our district the access to vaccines it desperately needs. I’m delighted to share that a permanent, state-run vaccine site is coming to Orange County at the SUNY Orange campus in Middletown. It remains urgent that a state site be established in Rockland County, something I'm continuing to push for every day.
Simply put: I made it clear to state officials that I would not rest until west-of-Hudson was provided with an accessible rollout of the vaccine. As one of the highest impacted regions in the state, this announcement was a long time coming and the culmination of countless discussions with the state. I continue pushing feverishly for a state vaccine site to open in Rockland County, and recently co-sponsored a bill that would mandate the state to do so.
I know things continue to change rapidly and I will continue to keep everyone posted. Below you’ll find a comprehensive breakdown of the latest vaccine updates. Of course, my office is always here if you need our assistance. Call us at 845-567-1270 or send an email to email@example.com
- If you know or suspect someone despicably price gouging, please report it by calling 1-800-697-1220 or Local Consumer Affairs at 845-360-6700.
- The New York State Department of Health has set up a 24-Hour Hotline Number: 1-888-364-3065 and informational website.
- The CDC's Recommendations for vulnerable populations can be found here.
- The CDC Guidelines for Childcare Centers and K-12 Schools can be found here.
- Online Alcoholics-Anonymous Meetings can be found here.
- Legal Services of the Hudson Valley can help navigate housing/landlord issues: 877-574-8529.
- Orange County Department of Health: 845-291-2332
- Rockland County Department of Health: 845-364-2512
- Ulster County Department of Health: 845-340–3150
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