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 (March 29, 2020)
There are EIGHTY-SEVEN (87) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. There are 52,318 confirmed cases Statewide.
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 in Sullivan County are closed through April 3, 2020.
The Care Center at Sunset Lake is closed to all visitation and new admissions. 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.
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.
The State is also investigating price-gouging of hand sanitizer, masks, household cleaning supplies and other materials the public may be seeking in relation to the virus. New Yorkers can call 1-800-697-1220 or visit www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection to file a complaint. All credible complaints will be referred to the New York State Attorney General's Office.
Info for the General Public
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.
If you are not ill with fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, you do not have need of COVID-19 testing and WILL NOT be tested for coronavirus, either at our local hospitals or healthcare providers. DO NOT overwhelm already busy health workers with non-essential demands. Only individuals with symptoms who have an underlying health issue or immune system disorder need to be tested. A reminder that with this outbreak, 80% of individuals who test positive will self-resolve and get better at home without needing medical attention.
Info for Healthcare Professionals
Info for Schools & Child Care Providers
- 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
Info for Public Transportation Providers
Info for Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
- Strategies to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) (CDC)
- Resources for Healthcare Facilities (CDC)
Info for Businesses
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
- COVID-19 Disaster Funding Guidebook
- USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses & Communities Affected by COVID-19
Info for First Responders
- 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)
Info for Travelers
Info for Orthodox Jewish Residents