CURRENT 2023 NEWSLETTER FROM SUPERVISOR BURKE - CLICK ON LINK BELOW
Refuse Information for Residents West of Rt. 32:
Please note Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
There will be no refuse delays this week snce County Waste is not off on 1/16/23.
If your regular refuse pick up is on Tuesday, January 17th and you need to request a bulk pick up - please call the Refuse Department no later than Friday, January 13th by 3:00PM. The refuse phone number is 845-928-7578, ext. 1242.
Calling on Friday will enable you to get on the bulk schedule. No one will be available on Monday, 1/16 to answer refuse calls.
Clara Rivera - Town of Woodbury Refuse Department
January 9, 2023 is National Law Enforcement Day. The Town Board wishes to say thank you to all Law Enforcement personnel. We truly appreciate your service.
* Did you know New York City was the first American city to establish a municipal police force? To find out more click on the link below.
All town offices are closing early today. The time of closure varies by location, so it will be best to call prior to heading out for a visit.
Town Hall located at 615 Rt. 32 will be closed today, 12/30/22 at noon. We will also be closed on Monday, 1/2/23 and return to the office on Tuesday, 1/3/23.
May everyone have a healthy, peaceful and loving New Year in 2023.
Supervisor Thomas J. Burke
Delayed by one day the week of 12/26/22 - 12/31/22 and the week of 1/2/23 - 1/8/23
Due to the Nor'easter hitting the area today into tomorrow, tonight's Town Board meeting will be held virtually via GoTo meetings. Sign in:
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Supervisor Thomas J. Burke
On Wednesday, February 9th Gov. Hochul lifted the mask mandate for New York State businesses which would go into effect on Thursday, 2/10/22.
Although the mask mandate was lifted, we want to continue to keep the safety of our employees and residents top of mind. We are keeping the mask mandate in effect within our Town Buildings and Offices.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Supervisor Thomas J. Burke
COVID Free at Home Tests
January 2022 Updated COVID Isolation Guidelines from CDC
December 27th, 2021 CDC Covid Updates
December 20th, 2021 Update - COVID Public Health Alert from Orange County
PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT #24 COVID-19 Update and Mask Recommendation in Orange County As our community is experiencing a rise in cases, and with the Omicron Variant present in New York State, the Orange County Department of Health is recommending the continuation of all disease prevention and mitigation strategies which allow for the safe operation of schools, businesses, and events. Mitigation strategies include but are not limited to the wearing of masks indoors when in public by all Orange County residents, frequent hand washing, timely vaccination, staying home when sick, and social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Due to the increased number of cases and the presence of the Delta variant in the County, the Orange County Department of Health strongly urges and recommends ALL PERSONS, over the age of two, medically able to tolerate it, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when indoors in public, in accordance with CDC guidance.
On December 10, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that, effective December 13, masks will be required to be worn in all indoor public places unless businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.
Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise in Orange County. As of December 15th, 2021, Orange County’s transmission rate continues to be classified as HIGH by the CDC since mid-August 2021. The average daily count of new COVID-19 cases over the last seven days has increased 51% compared to the week of the Thanksgiving holiday. Orange County’s 7-day rolling average is 260 new cases per day, a level which has not been seen since late March 2021. Approximately 62% of the total population in Orange County is fully vaccinated, which leaves our community vulnerable to continued disease transmission. It is imperative that health care providers encourage, and residents adhere to the CDC Disease Prevention Guidelines including, but not limited to wearing masks when in indoors and in public, regardless of vaccination status and timely vaccination among all eligible residents to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more information about how you can get vaccinated, please visit the Orange County website: www.orangecountygov.com or call the Orange County Department of Health at (845) 291-2330. For more information about public health recommendation for fully vaccinated people, please visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated-guidance.html.
To read complete Public Health Alert, click on the link below.
COVID-19 Update as of Nov. 9th, 2021
Gov. Kathy Hochul stated, "As of Nov. 9th, 75% of ALL New Yorkers have rolled up their sleeves to get at least one vaccine dose. With children age 5-11 now eligible, I know we can hit 80% soon. I had a chance to meet some of the young kids who have rolled up their sleeves — and I let them know that they are our superheroes in the fight against COVID."
"The holidays are coming and a great gift to your family, friends, and neighbors is your COVID-19 vaccine. If you haven't gotten your first dose yet, set up an appointment today."
UPDATES IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST COVID
VACCINATE, EDUCATE, GRADUATE. Young kids might not be thinking about college yet, but we know parents are! 5-11 year-olds who get their vaccine can enter for a chance to win a full-ride scholarship to any SUNY or CUNY school. Parents & guardians can go online or call 1-833-697-4829 to enter.
VAX FOR KIDS RESOURCES. Our Vax for Kids website gives parents all the information they need to make the decision to get their children vaccinated, and we're making it even better. New posters, graphics, certificates, and stickers are available for download now and will be in doctors' offices across the state soon.
VAX BADGE STICKER CONTEST. We're launching a contest for parents and guardians to submit their child's vaccine sticker designs. Submit an image of your design to me (@GovKathyHochul) via social media, say where you're from and use the hashtag #NYVaxForKids. Lucky winners from across the state will be selected to be featured on our "I'm Vaccinated" stickers!
THE LATEST ON THE NUMBERS
THIS WEEK'S COVID TRENDS. As of November 8, 2021, there are 1,878 New Yorkers hospitalized with COVID-19. Our 7-day percentage positivity average was 2.65%, which is up from 2.24% last week.
Per the CDC as of November 9, 2021, 88.5% of adult New Yorkers have at least one vaccine dose. So far, 27,863,643 total vaccine doses have been administered, and 62,550 doses were administered over the past 24 hours.
Continue to stay safe.
Woodbury Residents, if you find yourself struggling to pay your O&R Bills, please open the link below. O&R wants to work with you and provide some support. As of 8/13/21
Camp Rez is Temporarily Closed due to a COVID Positive Result. Please click on below link for further details.
New York, the country, the world is moving on and so can you. You are not alone.
Sign up for Moderna Vaccine!
4/15: 23 HATFIELD LN, GOSHEN
4/16: Woodbury Commons, Food Court
COVID Update as of April 13, 2021 for NYS
The CDC and the FDA issued a statement recommending a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine out of an abundance of caution. New York State will follow the CDC and FDA recommendation and pause the use of the J&J vaccine statewide while the federal government evaluates next steps. As the CDC and FDA stated, these adverse events "appear to be extremely rare." Six people who have received the J&J vaccine in the U.S. developed blood clots, and the reason for the pause is to make sure all health care providers can identify the symptoms and treat patients with the correct medical protocol. But the context—six people reported with a problem out of 6.8 million who received the vaccine—is important to remember. While health care providers are notified and the federal government reviews the situation fully, New York State will continue to administer the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are completely unaffected by this pause and which make up the vast majority of our supply. The State Department of Health is in constant contact with the federal government and will provide updates.
1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,175. Of the 128,912 tests reported yesterday, 5,029, or 3.90 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.16 percent. There were 869 patients in ICU yesterday, up nine from the previous day. Of them, 564 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 58 New Yorkers to the virus.
2. As of 11am on April 13th, 38.6 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 219,846 total doses have been administered. To date, New York has administered 12,253,659 total doses with 25.5 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.
3. We launched a new targeted initiative to bring the vaccine to farmers and food producers. Our farm workers produce the food that ends up on our tables, and it's critical they have access to the COVID-19 vaccines. Because they often live in rural areas, getting the vaccine can be more challenging. Today we launched a new effort to bring pop-up vaccination sites directly to farms and food production facilities. Learn more.
4. The State-run vaccination site in Albany will move locations beginning the morning of Friday, April 16. The new, larger location will be at the Crossgates Mall, on the lower level of the former Lord & Taylor. It is fully indoors. If you have an existing vaccine appointment at the former SUNY Albany location, you will receive an email or text update with this information. All existing dates and times will stay the same. Additionally, the COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility at SUNY Albany is unaffected by this move and will remain in place.
COVID Update as of April 6, 2021 For NYS
1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,533. Of the 132,864 tests reported yesterday, 5,748, or 4.33 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.57 percent. There were 937 patients in ICU yesterday, up 31 from the previous day. Of them, 591 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 47 New Yorkers to the virus.
2. As of 11am on 4/6, 33.8 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 182,967 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 10,663,122 total doses with 21.2 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.
3. To honor all those who dedicated their lives throughout the COVID crisis, New York will construct an Essential Workers Monument. We announced the creation of the Essential Workers Advisory Committee to provide design input and recommendations for a monument in New York City honoring the service and sacrifice of New York's essential workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. These true heroes continue to aid and inspire us and they have our utmost respect. We will create a monument to honor them in perpetuity.
4. We also announced the statewide "Vaccinate NY" ad campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to get vaccinated. Ads will run across television, radio, online and print statewide. This effort coincides with universal eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine taking effect.
COVID Update as of April 2, 2021 For NYS
1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,540. Of the 257,646 tests reported yesterday, 7,787, or 3.02 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.59 percent. There were 913 patients in ICU yesterday, down five from the previous day. Of them, 565 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 63 New Yorkers to the virus.
2. As of 11am Friday morning, 31.8 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 269,527 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,925,232 total doses with 19.2 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.
3. Performing arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity today. Venues can host up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of completed vaccination or recent negative test result prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors or up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing, face coverings, health screening and other health protocols will be required by all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance—available here.
4. Eighteen community-based pop-up vaccination sites will come online over the next week. These sites at houses of worship, community centers and local businesses are expected to vaccinate more than 8,500 people throughout the week. Since January 15, more than 180 community-based pop-up sites administered have 69,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
5. As we receive more supply from the federal government, the State will be ready to expand the vaccine operation for universal eligibility (anyone age 16+) beginning April 6th.
COVID Update as of March 31, 2021 For NYS
1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,651. Of the 220,369 tests reported yesterday, 8,382, or 3.80 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.47 percent. There were 899 patients in ICU yesterday, down four from the previous day. Of them, 533 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 62 New Yorkers to the virus.
2. As of 11am on March 31st, 30.4 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 192,853 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,421,951 total doses with 17.9 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.
3. Expanding the New York Forward Rapid Testing Program to help businesses and events safely reopen. Twenty-five new sites will open Thursday, April 1, and 10 sites will open within the next two weeks for a total of 70 sites statewide. The New York Forward Rapid Test Program provides affordable rapid (30 minutes or less) COVID tests at locations across the State. Learn more.
4. See how Excelsior Pass can help you be a part of NY's safe reopening. To help revitalize New York's economy safely, the State launched Excelsior Pass—a free and voluntary platform for businesses & individuals that can be used to easily access secure proof of a recent negative COVID test or vaccination. The Excelsior Pass Wallet app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Learn more.
Residents click on the link below to find Orange County Vaccine information.
Update as of March 22nd, 2021: The Woodbury Senior Center is currently open Monday thru Thursday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Effective immediately select Woodbury Town Offices are closed to the public until January 4th, 2021.
Please note, Covid-19 cases continue to rise and we need to take extra precautions. Consequently, for the next two weeks the following Town Offices/Buildings will be closed to the public:
* Town Clerk's Office; Assessor's office; Supervisor's office; Parks & Rec office; Highland Mills and Central Valley Libraries.
* Justice Courts are open during the day; however, night courts are not in session until further notice. For additional details refer to the Courts webpage.
Please stay safe.
Supervisor Frank J. Palermo
Senator Skoufis has provided the following information below concerning areas impacted by the Governor's announcement on Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
Supervisor Palermo is urging all Woodbury residents to increase protection efforts during this critical time for our area.
Click on link below for additional information: ↓
EFFECTIVE 7/7/2020 THE MIDHUSON HAS ENTERED PHASE 4 OF REOPENING. Please click on link below for further information.
MIDHUSON PHASE 3 OF REOPENING EFFECTIVE 6/23/2020. Please click on link below for further information.
MIDHUSON PHASE 2 OF REOPENING EFFECTIVE 6/9/2020. Please click on links below for further information.
Office Summary Guidelines: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/OfficesSummaryGuidelines.pdf
Business Reopening Saftey Plan Template: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/NYS_BusinessReopeningSafetyPlanTemplate.pdf
Retail, Dining Outside/Pickup, Hair Salons and Barber Shops Guidelines:
MIDHUSON HAS REOPENED AND WE HAVE ENTERED PHASE 1. PLEASE READ THE BELOW LINKS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.
Orange County Reopening Link: https://www.orangecountygov.com/DocumentCenter/View/17089/REOPEN-Orange-Toolkit-FINAL?bidId=
Reopen Orange Checklist: https://www.orangecountygov.com/DocumentCenter/View/17090/REOPEN-ORANGE-CHECKLIST-FINAL?bidId=
Regional Monitoring Link: https://forward.ny.gov/regional-monitoring-dashboard
Statewide Guidelines: https://forward.ny.gov/statewide-guidelines
Industry Guidelines: https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
For additional information, please visit: https://forward.ny.gov/