NOTICE OF CHANGE OF PUBLIC MEETING LOCATION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that effective immediately and until further notice, in accordance with the NYS Governor’s Executive Order 202.1 addressing the COVID-19 virus, Town of Rochester Town Board meetings will be held via video and teleconference as permitted under NYS Open Meetings Law.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, Due to public health concerns, in-person attendance will not be permitted, however the public will be fully able to observe the meetings via computer, smartphone, tablet, or other electronic device. The video and teleconference will be recorded, and a transcript of the meeting will be made of the meeting. Town Board meeting agendas will be available online in advance of the meeting at http://townofrochester.ny.gov/agendaminutes/town-board-agendas/
The public may send comments on until 4pm the day of the meeting by phone (845) 626-7384 or email to email@example.com
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, the April 2, 2020, 6:30pm regular session of the Town of Rochester Town Board will be livestream broadcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg7ykop50cWmqPFUpgDjRSQ
By order of the Supervisor
Below are a series of information and contact points for many frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The link below provides a clear and concise page of how people can help and where they should be directed.
ESD COVID-19 Related Resources
If you believe an employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders you can contact the NYS Attorney General’s Office at (212) 416-8700 or Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov
Guidance on Coronavirus Resources from AG’s Office
Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus.
If your question is not answered below, please contact ESD at our website at: https://esd.ny.gov/covid-19-help
DOL Complaint process related to COVID19
COVID-19 Sick Leave Application – https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/if-you-are-quarantined-yourself
To file a complaint with the NYS Department of Human Rights
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
If someone is looking for a procurement opportunity, direct them to the procurement form: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/procurement-form
If people want to make a donation (including essential goods, services, and/or spaces) please direct them here: https://apps.health.ny.gov/pubpal/builder/survey/nys-covid19-tracking-offers
Price Gouging hotline: 800-697-1220
24-Hour Coronavirus hotline: 1-888-364-3065
NYS DOH website regarding Coronavirus:
Assistance of Qualified Medical Professionals Survey:
Retired Health Professional Survey:
COVID-19 Application For Suspension Of Debt Collection Activity:
Here is the Dedicated ESD waiver email address: COVID19BusinessWaiver@ESD.ny.gov
Amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646 522-8477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov
Upper Hudson Valley Region
Memo – March 27, 2020
COVID Website and Phone
Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline:
Monday – Saturday | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
NYS Coronavirus Information Hotline:
Please share with anybody in need of meals the Project Resilience program information. The County has organized 3 day a week meal delivery. In 4 days of deliveries, the Town has delivered 250 meals to town residents. Our thanks to the 90+ restaurants who have signed up county-wide to provide these meals. The United Way has provided the funding and there are 13 programs operating throughout the county. Highway Supt. Frey and I are currently delivering the meals Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Town Office Schedule
All town offices will remain on the schedule of a 50% work reduction until further notice. Employees should continue to follow their department head directed schedules as we have followed thus far, with the following exceptions.
The Town Court offices are closed by NYS Department of Justice Courts directive. No workers should report at this time.
The Highway Dept., on advisement of Cornell Local Roads program, will be modifying to two days on/two days off schedule beginning March 30. Superintendent Frey will be setting that schedule.
The Transfer Station remains open on regularly scheduled days as this is an essential service. We have rotated a reduction of one worker at the facility each day. Those workers are maintaining COVID-19 safety practices for essential workers.
The Town Board, Planning Board, and Zoning Board of Appeals will be meeting remotely via video conferencing or teleconferencing with the public able to observe remotely. The information will be provided through the Town Clerk for public viewing information. Councilwoman Enouen and I are resolving the format for those meetings. A test will be run prior to the April 2 Town Board meeting.
Meetings of advisory boards and all recreation department activities continue to be cancelled. Unfortunately, that means cancellation of the April 5 Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day cleanup. We will attempt to reschedule Earth Day once this virus passes us.
Town of Rochester Supervisor
The Transfer Station remains open as an essential service to dispose of residential refuse and recycling.
We are there to serve the residents Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 8am until 4pm.
Please maintain social distancing protocol while disposing of your refuse and recycling. Please do so as quickly as is possible and then leave the facility. Please do not congregate with others at the facility.
The “Free Pile” is closed effective March 24 until further notice. The Town will not accept any new items and no items will be permitted to be taken.
The Girl Scout deposit bottle and can dropoff will continue. Bins to deposit your bottles and cans will be placed outside the trailer for convenience.
Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Town of Rochester Supervisor
As of Monday, March 23, 2020, Mohonk Preserve lands are temporarily closed to the public until further notice
– Our Visitor Center is closed to the public until further notice
– All programs are suspended until further notice
– Rock The Ridge, Bridge 2 Bridge and the NYC Spring Benefit are postponed
– We will be providing updated public information on this page and at
www.mohonkpreserve.org/covid-19 regarding any changes
COUNTY EXECUTIVE RYAN ANNOUNCES OPENING OF ULSTER COUNTY’S FIRST MOBILE TESTING SITE
County Executive Ryan announces the opening of first COVID-19 testing site at Tech City
Second location planned to open next week in Ellenville
KINGSTON, N.Y. – County Executive Pat Ryan today announced information about Ulster County’s first drive-through mobile COVID-19 testing site located at Tech City. County Executive Ryan plans for a second site to open in Ellenville next week. The site, operated in partnership with Nuvance Health, will add significant testing capacity and streamline the process for residents to be safely tested. In addition, the mobile site will reduce possible exposure to COVID-19 at hospitals and medical practices, which are preparing to handle an increasing number of patients affected by COVID-19. Save-On, a local business in Kingston, has donated $100,000 in tent supplies for the location.
“Adding this mobile testing site will save lives. It will provide a significant surge in testing capacity, which will enable us to better treat those affected and slow the spread of COVID-19,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said. “I want to thank Nuvance Health and Save-On for stepping up during this critical moment for our community. Our entire team will continue to work around the clock to keep every Ulster County resident safe and healthy.”
Individuals seeking a COVID-19 test at the testing site must meet all of the following criteria:
– You called your primary care physician’s office and had a phone consultation
– Based on your symptoms and other information you provided, your physician determined that you meet criteria for COVID-19 testing, and ordered a test for you
– You have a scheduled appointment at the collection site. Scheduling information will be provided by your physician.
Any individual who does not have a primary care physician, should contact the Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline at 845-443-8888.
Residents permitted by their physician to enter the site will be met by a trained provider who will collect a sample for lab testing. After leaving the test site, residents should drive home and limit interactions with others during this time. Those who are tested should plan to self-quarantine for up to 14 days and will receive self-quarantine guidelines at the collection site. It may take up to six days to receive test results back and individuals who receive tests will be notified by their doctor with the results. Both healthcare providers and law enforcement will be on site along with three clinicians from Ellenville Hospital.
Tech City is located at 300 Enterprise Drive, Kingston, NY 12401. The testing site is currently slated to be open Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM by appointment only. Traffic message boards have been placed along entry routes (both Enterprise Drive and Boices Lane) to direct individuals.
County Executive Ryan will be holding a virtual Facebook Live Town Hall tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. where he will be providing additional information about mobile testing sites and taking residents’ questions. Please tune-in here.
There are currently 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ulster County.
Rondout Valley Food Pantry Updates Food Distribution Schedule
Marbletown, NY— March 20, 2020 — Kids/ Emergency Food Bags for residents of the Rondout Valley School District will be distributed at the following locations today March 20, and tomorrow March 21, 2020.
Serving all Rondout Valley School District residents with food shortage issues. We’re taking extra precautions for our high-risk guests.
Friday, March 20, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Marbletown Community Center
3564 Main Street, Marbletown NY
– Please call 687-0800 to arrange pick-up.
Friday, March 20, 2020 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Rochester Community Center
15 GLF Road (Off Main Street), Accord, NY
– please call 626-2115 to arrange pick-up.
Friday, March 20, 2020 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stone Ridge Fire Department
525 Cottekill Road, Marbletown, NY
High Falls Fire House
7 Fire House Road, High Falls NY
Kerhonkson Fire Department
333 Main Street, Kerhonkson, NY
Neighborhood 209 (formerly SkateTime 209)
5164 Route 209, Accord, NY
There will also be pick up sites on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Times and locations to be announced.
Home delivery is available, especially for people who are elderly or who have underlying health issues that prevent them from going out to a distribution site.
– Call 687-4013 to arrange delivery.
For more information: Contact Susan Bruck or Charlotte Knapp: 687-4013
For more information: Visit Rondout Valley Food Pantry on Facebook
Town of Rochester Supervisor
The Town of Rochester has postponed the scheduled April 1st registration for the Youth Summer Program to a later date to be determined. The Town will post notification of the new registration date as soon has we have fuller information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Ulster County has a survey to see what the impact of COVID-19 is on business.
If you own or operate any kind of business in Ulster County, please take the time to complete this survey.
CCE UC Ag Team
From the Town of Rochester Supervisor
Effective 1:00pm on March 16, 2020 Town of Rochester Town Hall, the Harold Lipton Community Center, and Town Justice Court will be closed to public access, in order to protect the employees and other residents from possible COVID-19 exposure.
Town offices will continue to be available to serve resident’s needs by email, phone and by mail.
The Town Transfer Station will remain open Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Clerk to Justice Laflamme
Anne Marie Ogle
Clerk to Justice Shaheen
Building Dept./Code Enforcement
Planning and Zoning