The Covid-19 pandemic is a challenge unlike any other our state and nation have faced since World War II. Already thousands of our fellow New Yorkers and Americans have been lost, and more hard days are ahead.
As a county legislator I voted to increase funding for the local Covid-19 response and have joined with state and federal partners to assist businesses and first responders. I will continue to make sure working families and business owners have the support they need to weather this crisis.
Together, by taking responsibility for our behaviors and heeding the advice of health experts, we can save lives and protect our community.
For information on the pandemic and the resources you may need in case of illness, use the links below or call local number here:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
For current announcements and live webcasts
Congressman Joe Morelle
25th District of New York
“Since the outset, I have been in constant contact with our state and local leaders to provide the tools and resources they need to address the disease. As positive cases arise, it is critical that we remain diligent in our efforts to not only treat those who test positive, but mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in Monroe County. And while the federal government is taking action to provide resources, it is our local leaders who are on the front lines tackling this issue. I urge all constituents to please contact the New York State Department of Health and the Monroe County Department of Health with any questions or concerns.”
Empire State Development
COVID-19 Related Resources
As New York State continually monitors and responds to developments related to COVID-19, ESD is providing up-to-date guidance for the agency’s partners and other stakeholders impacted by the virus. This is a rapidly changing situation and ESD will be updating the resources below to reflect the latest information available.
…COVID-19 is impacting our entire community. We’re in this together, and we’ll get through it together. At this stage in the spread of the virus, social distancing is a critically important action we can all take in order to flatten the curve. Flatten the curve means slowing the spread of an epidemic so that the capacity of the healthcare system doesn’t become overwhelmed. The curve represents the number of cases over time, and flattening that curve means preventing a huge surge of new cases in a very short period of time—which is extremely challenging for health officials to handle. By flattening the curve, we can collectively lessen the impact on our healthcare providers and ensure they have the capacity to deal with those individuals most in need of care…