Newburgh Ready Newsletter

CORONAVIRUS SAFETY

What You Need to Know
Coronavirus is an infectious disease. The symptoms include mild to severe respiratory issues such as cough, fever, trouble breathing, and pneumonia. There are precautions we can all take to minimize our personal risk of exposure and reduce the risks to others. See an overview of the disease from the New York State Department of Health website (HERE). 
 
Household Cleaning & Disinfection
Effective and safe household cleaning and sanitization is key to helping your family stay safe. Know how to ventilate spaces, protect your skin and household surfaces, and identify which chemical combinations are harmful. Learn more about household cleaning and disinfecting from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website (HERE).
 
Coronavirus & City Government
Cityof Newburgh government is working to ensure public safety and prioritize the health and welfare of residents. Updates are being made regularly on the City website (HERE).  
 
Social Services Resources
The City of Newburgh website maintains a list of resources to help people access local social services to link them to health treatment, mental health professionals, resources for people with disabilities, child care, substance abuse, and more. Find those resources (HERE)
 
Maintaining Your Mental Health 
The COVID-19 outbreak is a confusing and stressful time for all of us. There are mental health resources to help people who are struggling with emotions and hardship. These include the Virtual Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Care and Orange County Crisis Call Center. Learn more (HERE)
 
Home Emergency Action Plan for COVID-19

Is your family prepared? Having a plan in place will help you face emergencies whether they be big or small. We have an outline to help you prepare an action plan for COVID-19. Click (HERE) to learn more. 

Suspension of All Work on Non-Essential Construction & Demolition Sites
Effectively immediately, all work on non-essential construction and demolition sites is hereby suspended for the duration of the COVID-19 public health state of emergency, in accordance with New York State Executive Order 202.6. Click (HERE) to learn more. 
 
Help Protect Sanitation Workers from COVID-19
Our sanitation workers continue to provide an essential function in our community. They are working harder, with increased caution, and with fewer people. There are measures we can take to help them stay safe and allow them to do their jobs efficiently. Click (HERE) to learn more. 

SEASONAL SAFETY

SPRING

Smoke Detector Batteries (ENGLISH - SPANISH)

Hazardous Materials & Household Chemical Safety (ENGLISH - SPANISH)

SUMMER

Excessive Heat Advisory - (ENGLISH)

FALL

Smoke and CO Detectors (ENGLISH - SPANISH)

WINTER

Building Occupancy & Assembly - (ENGLISH - SPANISH

Shovel Your Sidewalk - (ENGLISH)

High Wind Advisory (ENGLISH - SPANISH)

Snow Emergencies (ENGLISH - SPANISH)

Winter Weather Safety - Freezing temperatures and winter precipitation can be dangerous when people are not prepared. Stay safe by winterizing your homes, checking heating systems, and assembling a first aid kit for your home and car. Learn more cold weather tips from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

Shovel Snow Safely - Shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries each year nationwide. There are ways to stay safe while performing this household chore. Do not shovel immediately after eating, stretch before you begin, use a smaller shovel or lift a partially filled shovel, and lift with your legs and not your back. Learn more shoveling safety tips from the National Safety Council 

Carbon Monoxide - The most common symptoms of CO are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. CO symptoms are often described as "flu-like." People who are sleeping can die from CO poisoning before they have symptoms. Learn more CO safety tips at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention