The Schoharie County Department of Health is working closely with state and local partners to monitor the continuously changing landscape of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread that is affecting our state, and the globe, at this time. Knowledge about this virus and its spread is constantly evolving. Risk is still low, Public Health is working to reduce the spread. We recommend if anyone has a fever, with cough or experiencing shortness of breath they should contact their health care provider.
See detailed information below and for general questions about COVID-19 please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
3/18/2020 Schoharie County Department of Health Press Release
Schoharie County currently has one confirmed, positive case of COVID-19. Public Health is working to reduce the spread. We recommend if anyone has a fever, with cough or experiencing shortness of breath they should contact their health care provider to find out if they meet current criteria for testing.
For all Bassett patients, the Bassett Triage Line for COVID-19 can be reached at (607) 547-5555.
For general questions about COVID-19, please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Below are some helpful resources that may assist you with questions regarding the current statewide COVID-19 mandates.
Empire State Development: https://esd.ny.gov/
GUIDANCE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A BUSINESS ENTERPRISE IS SUBJECT TO A WORKFORCE REDUCTION UNDER RECENT EXECUTIVE ORDERS: https://esd.ny.gov/guidance-executive-order-2026
Every business is strongly urged to maintain social distance to the extent possible, even if designated essential.
Requests by businesses to be designated an essential function as described above, should only be made if they are NOT covered by the guidance.
Essential Business Request: https://esd.ny.gov/content/request-designation-essential-business-purposes-executive-order-2026
COVID-19 SBA Disaster loans: https://esd.ny.gov/resource-guide-covid-19-sba-disaster-loans
Information regarding NYS Unemployment Insurance: https://labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.shtm
Information regarding NYS Shared Work Program: https://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/employerinfo/shared-work-program.shtm
Federal Income Tax Filing Extension: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed
NYS Department of Health/Supply information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
Interested in producing COVID19 Products for NYS? email: COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov
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