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Posted on: January 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] updated info on vaccination process--72 Westchester residents died of Covid during past 2 weeks

Check out the Covid dashboard for updated info...info on vaccination process...and on another unrelated matter link to tree inventory management plan


 

Many residents have contacted me about the vaccination process. NYS, not local governments, oversees the vaccination process. I will share updated info with residents as soon as I receive reports from the county or state.  This is the latest info I have: 

Vaccine info; We are in phase 1A. Before receiving vaccination, eligible New Yorker must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form; more information is available at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ 

·         New Yorkers who are presently eligible for the vaccine include:

o   High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)

o   Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities

o   Federally Qualified Health Center employees

o   EMS workers

o   Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers

o   Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities

o   Urgent Care providers

o   Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff

o   All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care

o   All staff who are in direct contact with patients (ie, intake staff)

o   All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID tests, and handling COVID specimens or vaccinations, including but not limited to:

§  Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff

§  Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff

§  Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff

§  Registered nurses

§  Specialty medical practices of all types

§  Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff

§  Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff

§  Physical Therapists and their staff

§  Optometrists and their staff

§  Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides

·         Beginning on January 11, the following will be additionally eligible for vaccination:

o   Home care workers

o   Hospice workers

o   Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program


 

Westchester COVID Data (12/7)

 

Westchester Cases: 72,762 (+544 overnight) 
Westchester Tests: 1,459,017 (+7,180 overnight) 
Westchester Fatalities: 1,683 (+72 over the last two weeks)

 

New York State Cases: 1,028,362 (+11,209 overnight) 
New York State Tests: 25,983,464 (+134,360 overnight) 
New York State Fatalities: 30,648 (+1,939 over the last two weeks)

 

·         Westchester County re-introduced its dashboard of local coronavirus cases. The new dashboard provides additional data including ‘active’ cases, cumulative cases, and a test site finder. The dashboard is updated daily. The updated dashboard is available at the below link:

o   https://wcgis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/280339d96db14efd9cc304dba0f3a71d

o   Westchester County has requested additional data, including deaths and hospitalizations, from New York State. If granted this data, we will include it on the dashboard.



Supervisor Feiner:

 

The Department of Public Works has prepared a page on the Town website with information for residents and business owners concerning the Town's recently completed Street Tree Inventory and Community Forest Management Plan. A link to this information can be found below.

 


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