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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, closing times for restaurants and bars will be extended from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide beginning Sunday, February 14.
"Our decisions are based on science and data and we adjust as the virus adjusts. The infection rate and hospitalizations have continued to significantly decline," Governor Cuomo said. "Accordingly, we have adjusted with arena and catering hall openings with rigorous testing and limited capacity indoor dining openings in New York City. We will also move the restaurant and bar closing hour from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide on Sunday. We will continue to follow the science and react accordingly. If we keep the infections down and vaccinations up, we will continue to stay ahead in the footrace against this invisible enemy."
New York State and Warren County have new guidance for weddings and catered events that take effect on or after March 15, when New York State will allow up to 150 people to attend these events.
New York State’s updated guidelines can be found here: on.ny.gov/3aSZcc3.
Warren County’s local guidance is posted on the Warren County COVID Hub website here: http://bit.ly/3pUS7M8.
Warren County will require the owner/operator of the event venue and/or the event organizer to complete a registration form and submit it to Warren County Health Services at least five (5) days before the event. That form is attached here and available for download on the Warren County COVID Hub website.
New York State guidance spells out COVID-19 testing requirements. Arrangement of COVID tests will be the responsibility of the person deemed the responsible party for the event. Warren County does not have the testing capacity to perform this testing.
As specified by New York State guidelines, Warren County Health Services reserves the right to conduct inspections if deemed necessary.
Those seeking more information can email email@example.com or call 518-761-6580.
Warren County Health Services continues to work with local partners to administer vaccines as quickly as possible. As of 1/14, 5,403 doses have been administered in Warren County by Warren County Health Services, Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Glens Falls Hospital staff. Please note this number does not include Warren County residents only, but includes doses administered in Warren County. We will update this number as often as possible to show the progress being made.
While Phase 1B of vaccination distribution began this week and it has been opened to those 65 and over as well, efforts to arrange clinics are still hindered by a lack of vaccine. Additional public clinics will be scheduled when more vaccine becomes available. Pre-scheduled clinics are occurring this week in Warren County using doses that were previously delivered. Those 65 and over can consult with pharmacies in Warren County that will be administering vaccine for these populations.
Please be advised that the pharmacies do not have large vaccine supplies either, and have been overwhelmed with demand.
Warren County has created an informational phone line for residents who want up-to -date information on COVID-19 vaccines, reachable at 518-761-6200. It will include recordings detailing the status of clinics. We ask that the public check in with this line and/or our Warren County online sites regularly for updates as to when vaccine is available and clinics have been scheduled.
New York State has also created a new COVID informational phone line, which can be reached at 1-833-697-4829.
Find more information here on the vaccination process and clinics on Warren County’s COVID Hub website here: https://warren-county-ny-
New York Travel Advisory
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however, covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4.
Please also note that Vermont has also instituted a policy that requires those coming from areas with certain COVID caseloads quarantine upon entry to the state for “leisure” travel. Find the advisory and details of requirements here: accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/
Free Signage Downloads
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Local design firm Sidekick Creative has generously provided a series of free signs for Warren County businesses to print and post to help remind their patrons to keep themselves and those around them safe. Click here for the link.
Each sign features text with all three reminders, so businesses can display all three or just one.
Download a print ready .pdf using the links beneath each image. There are two size options for each image: 8.5x11 and 11x17
Click here to download the signs to use at your business!
As New York State continues to reopen in phases, businesses will need to make sure they are compliant with rules, regulations and policies on informing staff of safety measures. The Business Council has created signs that can be downloaded and used at your businesses. Click the links below for more informaiton.
Social Distancing Signs
'Do Not Enter' Sign