THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF NEWBURGH GOVERNMENT'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
LAST UPDATED 4/2/2020, 9:00am
City of Newburgh government is working to ensure public safety and prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors. We are doing our part to reduce circles of exposure in our community. The following list indicates changes to City of Newburgh government operations that affect the public.
On Monday, March 16, the City Manager declared a State of Emergency in Newburgh. Read more (HERE).
People who have questions about government operations are encouraged to reach out to departments directly or call the City Manager’s office at 845-569-7301.
City Departments & Sites
Water and sewer digs will be handled on an emergency basis only until further notice. People can reach the Water Department at 845-565-3356. Work is limited to essential services and staff are not permitted to enter homes and businesses unless there is an emergency. If you have an emergency, please call the emergency hotline at 845-561-6080. If you are visited by our staff, please know they will arrive in clearly marked vehicles. They will be able to provide a City of Newburgh Water Department ID badge at your request.
- Resoures for local business are located (HERE)
- A list of local businesses and their operations is maintained through our Facebook page (HERE)
- Links to essential/non-essential designations, loans, lending and planning tools are (HERE)
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order regarding the upcoming federal Presidential Primary election. The order outlines the postponement and rescheduling of the primary from April 28, 2020 to June 23, 2020. Read the Executive Order on Governor Cuomo’s website. We will update residents as the COVID-19 situation progresses. For more information, visit the Orange County Board of Elections webpage (HERE)
Lots of information is circulating about coronavirus. Here are resources in Newburgh, Orange County & New York State to help people learn more.
St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh
See amendments to visitation policies and guidance for people seeking treatment and services.
Cornerstone Family Healthcare
A non-profit community healthcare dedicated to seeing patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Orange County Office of Emergency Management
Coordinates local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector across Orange County.
Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus
Provides updates on the State of Emergency in Orange County and how that affects us all.
Staff and epidemiologists continue to monitor the situation and work with local hospitals, doctors, EMS and other medical health care providers.
Guidance for prevention, statewide testing results, disinfection guides, etc.
Coronavirus webpage: www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus
Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065
Updates on developments in New York State
- Individuals and businesses selling fake cures
- Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
- People seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations
- National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- FBI Electronic Tip Form: tips.fbi.gov
- FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: ic3.gov
We can protect ourselves by following common sense public health guidelines including personal hygiene, social distancing, and avoiding large public gatherings and events. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoid gatherings of people
Comprehensive updates on health and safety are available from the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). Information on the DOH website includes press releases, statewide testing results, information for people who have recently travelled internationally, disinfection guides, and best practices for child care providers and schools. Read more on the NYS Department of Health website (HERE).