Updated information on receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine courtesy of State Senator Alessandra Biaggi & County Executive George Latimer:: Today Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers within Phase 1B can now begin scheduling appointments with individual providers, including pharmacies, local health departments, and hospitals, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. New Yorkers who fall into Phase 1A of the distribution plan will continue to be eligible for the vaccination. Those now eligible under Phase 1B to receive the vaccine include: Individuals 75 and olderFirst respondersPublic safety and corrections officersTeachers and other school staff; in-person college instructors Childcare workersPublic-facing grocery store workers Transit workersIndividuals living and working in homeless shelters Scheduled appointments are required to receive a vaccination. To determine your eligibility, access a list of nearby providers, and schedule your vaccination appointment, use New York State's new 'Am I Eligible" app. New Yorkers can also begin calling the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). Prior to receiving your scheduled vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online at forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine, and you will receive a submission ID. New York State has established a network of distribution sites that will supplement the work being done in hospitals to prevent any one hospital from becoming overburdened. This new network will utilize doctors' offices, Federally-Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers, and pharmacies to get doses in the arms of eligible New Yorkers. Pharmacies will be providing vaccines for New Yorkers aged 75 and older, while hospitals will continue to prioritize vaccinating healthcare workers in Phase 1A and local health departments and union-organized efforts will serve essential workers in Phase 1B. Additionally, the Department of Health is setting up 20 mass distribution sites throughout the state over the next several weeks to support all categories of eligibility. Opening on Wednesday: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (NYC)Westchester County Convention Center (Westchester County – in partnership with the County Health Department and Westchester Medical Center)State Fairgrounds (Onondaga County – in partnership with the County Health Department) https://vimeo.com/499417664

Town of Pelham

COVID-19 Update 12.5.2020

 

Dear Pelham Neighbors, 

We are alarmed at the rising numbers of positive cases in the Town of Pelham. On Thursday 12/3, the number of residents who tested positive was 50. Yesterday, 12/4, 80 cases were confirmed—a 60% increase in cases in one day. This trend is on the fast-track to bring us back to the month of March, where we saw the highest number of cases in our Town. The local hospitals are seeing an increase in hospitalizations and likely will soon become overwhelmed if we do not curtail the spread of this virus. Our healthcare workers and first responders deserve our partnership to be vigilant while protecting ourselves and our families.

To do your part:

-Please continue to wear a facemask at all times in public

-Maintain at least six feet of social distancing when in public

-Wash your hands and sanitize surfaces regularly

-Do not socialize with anyone outside of your immediate family members to the greatest extent possible.  

– And if you or anyone in your family has any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested immediately and quarantine until you receive a negative result.  

 

We have heard reports of youths who continue to gather without masks, playing sports and congregating without social distancing. We implore you to remind your children to adhere to the social distancing and mask guidelines at all times.

 

With the vaccine on the way, the end is in sight—but please bear with us a bit longer. While we all prefer to celebrate with friends and family this time of year, instead, we ask you to consider alternate activities at home writing cards to servicemen & women, baking, watching movies and playing games – there are free apps where you can get together virtually and play games like Kahoot! and house party. The town council is working to organize a Pelham Trivia Night and will share details shortly.

 

We urge everyone to remain vigilant and safe until the spring, when we hope to resume our lives and all be together again.  For anyone who is experiencing loneliness or depression during this difficult time, please contact the Westchester County Hotline at (914) 995-1900 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. or for emergencies contact (914) 925-5959.  

 

Please be safe!

The Pelham Town Board

Dan McLaughlin, Supervisor

Rae Syzmanski, Deputy Supervisor

Kristen Bowes Burke

Tim Case

Maura Curtin