Knowledge is power. Choose not to panic. Choose instead to inform yourself about COVID-19, commonly known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, on this page, which will be periodically updated to reflect the latest information and guidance.
Latest Updates (May 27, 2020)
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This map generally displays where Sullivan County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 live. It does not provide information on where the virus was actually transmitted, and you should assume that you can contract the virus anywhere. The map is based on the total number of positive tests results recorded since the start of the pandemic. At low numbers, ranges are provided instead of specific figures in order to protect privacy.
It is important to note that positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in every town in Sullivan County. Face coverings and social distancing measures must be maintained.
This map is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for guidance in decision-making, nor does the County of Sullivan make any warranties or guarantees in relation to its use.
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Sullivan County Manager Joshua Potosek has issued a State of Emergency, the details of which can be found in this press release. All public schools are closed for the rest of the school year. Non-essential businesses in Sullivan County are closed through June 13, 2020.
Sullivan County manager Joshua Potosek has signed an Emergency Order regarding the Issuance of Isolation and Quarantine Mandates, with approval from New York State Department of Health. The details can be found here.
The Care Center at Sunset Lake is closed to all visitation. The Government Center in Monticello is closed. Please do not visit any County facilities if you have a fever, are coughing or have shortness of breath.
All events of any size are prohibited for the time being, and restaurants and bars are takeout/drive-thru only, no dine-in. Venues like casinos and movie theaters are currently closed. Unnecessary travel is discouraged.
While private campgrounds are considered essential and thus able to open, children's overnight camps are still in question, with the State yet to make a definitive ruling. What is considered a camp, and how is it regulated? Click here to find out.
For the latest information on testing and testing sites, please click here.
Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. An executive order directs employers to provide essential workers with masks free of charge to wear when interacting with the public.
Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
For more information on the recommendation or directions for making a cloth face covering,click here (Espanol).
If it's a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.
If you need health guidance, call our Public Health Services' Call Center at 845-292-5910 (English and Espanol).
If you need food, medicine or other non-health-related assistance, call our Emergency Community Assistance Center at 845-807-0925.
Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas, should call ahead to their health care provider before seeking treatment in person.
This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information, please visit...
NYSDOH COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
An up-to-date state-by-state listing of cases can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has put New York State on PAUSE. The details can be found here.
In roughly 80% of those who become infected with COVID-19, symptoms will be mild and resolve without hospitalization. The public must refrain from participating in events and large gatherings.
Due to the limited availability of COVID-19 testing supplies in Sullivan County and surrounding counties, if you are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath and have an underlying immune compromising health condition and/or are over the age of 60, New York State has alternative test sites available.
Sullivan County Public Health Services continues to approve testing for high risk individuals in collaboration with Catskill Regional Medical Center for specific high risk groups, and locally some health care providers continue to test their own patients following the same screening protocols.
However, you will need to call first, be screen, approved and given a time and location. Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
For the latest information on testing and testing sites, please click here.
To separate fact from fiction, take a look at our myth-busting presentation here.
- Keeping Your Family Safe
- Help for Individuals and Families
- Information for Senior Shoppers
- Information for Veterans
- How to Navigate Online Services of Use to You (courtesy of SeniorLiving.org)
- Interim Cleaning and Disinfection Guidance for Primary and Secondary Schools for COVID-19 (NYSDOH)
- Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection for Non-Healthcare Settings Where Individuals Under Movement Restriction for COVID-19 are Staying (NYSDOH)
- Update on COVID-19 for New York State Schools (Pre-K – 12) (March 3, 2020) (NYSDOH)
- Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)
- Information about Corona Virus for Child Care Providers (OCFS)
- Check your school's website for information
- Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) (CDC)
- Resources for Healthcare Facilities (CDC)
The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U S Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. For more information, click here.
New regulations, guidance and resources for small businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic are developing rapidly. For the latest info, visit http://sullivanny.us/Departments/PlanningEnvironmental/TechnicalAssistanceFundingPrograms
- EMS Providers: Policy Statement 20-02: COVID-19 EMS Practitioner Guidance (V3.0) (February 14, 2020) (NYSDOH)
- EMS Providers: Policy Statement 20-03: COVID-19 County Emergency Managers, County EMS Coordinators, and PSAP Guidance (V1.0) (February 14, 2020) (NYSDOH)
- Resources for First Responders and Law Enforcement (CDC)
- FAQs about Monitoring and Movement Restrictions (NYSDOH)
- CDC Info for Travelers (CDC) Info for People with Animals
- CDC Handwashing
- Be Safe While Enjoying The Outdoors
- Family First Coronavirus Response Act
- COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers
- COVID-19 and the Family and Medical Leave Act Questions and Answers
- New York Paid Family Leave COVID-19: Overview
- New York Paid Family Leave COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
Up-to-Date Info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (not provided by Sullivan County)