Putnam County Executive
January 11, 2021
The Putnam County Department of Health is preparing to expand COVID-19 vaccination distribution to those aged 75 and older, first responders, teachers and other essential workers who live and/or work in the county, as the state institutes Phase 1B of its vaccination program, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell said.
“This is a good step forward,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “The rollout will still be slow because the supply is so very limited. We are hopeful that vaccine production will ramp up and that the supply will increase to meet the demand.”
Vaccinations are by appointment only.
To sign up, start by seeing if you are eligible:
If you are, you will be given a list of local places where you can get a vaccination.
Those eligible can also call the State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline for an appointment: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).
Prior to receiving the vaccination, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form can be completed online at https://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine you will receive a submission ID.
Do not show up to a vaccination site without an appointment. You will not be given a vaccine.
For information about eligibility, phased distribution and more, visit https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/what-you-need-know.
On Monday, Jan. 11, the Putnam County Department of Health ran its second Phase 1A vaccination point of dispensing, or POD, at Carmel Friendship Center on Old Route 6 for healthcare workers and those who live or work in nursing homes or group homes only. The health department has administered 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, all it has received so far. The department expects another 300 doses this week.
Other agencies, including hospitals, urgent cares, health centers and pharmacies, will also be vaccinating people. Because of the limited supplies, it is expected to take until mid-April to vaccinate all the New York State residents in the approved 1A and 1B groups.
Those now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination include:
· Teachers and education workers
· First responders
· Public safety workers
· Public transit workers
· People 75 and older
· High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
· Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
· Federally Qualified Health Center employees
· EMS workers
· Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
· Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
· Urgent Care providers
· Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
· All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
· All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
· All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations
· Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff
· Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
· Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
· Registered Nurses
· Specialty medical practices of all types
· Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
· Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
· Physical Therapists and their staff
· Optometrists and their staff
· Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
• Home care workers
• Hospice workers
· Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program
Check www.putnamcountyny.gov for updates.
The Village of Brewster would like to thank the following donors for their support in re-lighting the Village Christmas Tree. Their support has created a beautiful symbol of joy and peace of the season in our Village.
Paul & Candice Sciarrillo
Mike Durante, Inc.
George & Janet Gaspar
The Brewster Rotary Club
If you would like to make a donation, please remit payment to the Village of Brewster, 50 Main Street, Brewster, NY 10509.
November 5, 2020
Dear Village of Brewster Parking Permit Holders:
Over the past nine months, the Village of Brewster has been proactive in addressing the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the unintended consequences of this pandemic has been the financial toll it has taken on our small towns and villages, as well as on our residents and commuters.
In response to commuter concerns, we halted payments for parking permits, while still holding those parking spots within the Village lots, to help ease the stress and financial burden during these uncertain times.
The Village of Brewster has also been affected by the pandemic and subsequent economic downturn, and as we approach the next billing quarter, we need to take steps to ensure the financial health of the Village. On November 4, 2020, the Board of Trustees agreed to resume charging fees for parking in the commuter lots that were being held during the COVID-19 shutdown. This decision was not without careful thought and discussion and the understanding that many commuters are still not utilizing the parking lots at this time.
If you wish to continue holding your parking spot, payment for the December 1, 2020 through February 28, 2021 quarter must be received (or postmarked) no later than December 31, 2020. If you choose not to renew your permit, please contact the Village of Brewster no later than December 31, 2020 to let us know. If payment is not received by December 31, 2020, we will no longer be able to hold your parking spot (Railroad Avenue Lot, Marvin Avenue Lot, Green Lot, and Tri-State Lot), as well as your spot on the waiting list, and we will consider your account inactive.
VILLAGE OF BREWSTER
URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT WORK SESSION
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that the Board of Trustees, the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Brewster will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at St. Lawrence O’Toole Gymnasium at 34 Prospect Street, as well as virtually through Zoom, the Meeting ID is 207 812 8623 and the phone number to call is 1-929-205-6099. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Village Boards requires that no one from the public attend the meeting, and urge those who wish to hear the discussion join the Zoom call. The work session is to discuss the ongoing Urban Renewal Project and no public comment will be accepted.
By order of the
Board of Trustees of the
Village of Brewster
Attention Village and Southeast Residents:
The Department of Public Works has top soil available to all residents to be picked up during normal business hours. If you would like to pick up top soil, please call to make an appointment at 845-279-3760. Appointments must be between 8 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Limited quantities are available.
Attention All Village Residents:
Due to COVID-19, the Village of Brewster polling location will be at 25 MARVIN AVENUE. Please be sure to wear a mask and remain socially distant while voting this year. If you have any questions please call the Putnam County Board of Elections at 845-808-1300 or visit their website www.putnamboe.com