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JCC students join in local face shield printing effort - 4/14/2020
Joining an ever growing effort to create needed protective equipment for local healthcare workers and emergency personnel, students from Jefferson Community College have taken the school’s 3D printers home to produce parts for face shields and ear savers for masks.

Livingston County Historian’s Office is requesting assistance from the public to help document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic - April 7, 2020
According to the County Historian, public involvement and personal perspective of all age groups is essential to help fully document the impact of this transformative event on Livingston County. Throughout 2020, the County Historian’s Office will be compiling information on this health crisis and has created a survey for individuals to fill out and submit directly to this office. They encourage residents to please consider sharing firsthand experiences, images, and reactions on how COVID-19 has altered their life and community. 

Oneida County Sheriff's Office hosts daily live stream - April 8, 2020
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a “Sheriff’s Daily Livestream” to keep the community informed during their time at home. Sheriff Maciol said the segment will run Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. It will include members of the Sheriff’s Office reading books to children.

Herkimer County establishes coronavirus call center - March 24, 2020
Herkimer County has established a call center with a dedicated phone line for any questions regarding COVID-19. The call center will support the County in getting information out to the public and taking pressure off of public health nurses so they can do their jobs. People can call from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays to discuss symptoms, whether or not they need to be tested, other concerns related to the virus.

Tompkins County asks influencers to promote social distancing - March 23, 2020
Tompkins County is calling on social influencers to show us how they #stayhomeTompkins. Influencers are encouraged to use #stayhomeTompkins and tag @TompkinsToday to share their video.  

Putnam County: Call 2-1-1 For Coronavirus Info, 9-1-1 for Emergencies - March 23, 2020
Putnam County residents can now call the easy-to-remember 2-1-1 number for updated, non-emergent coronavirus information. 2-1-1 is a universally recognizable number that builds a critical connection, especially in times of need, between individuals and families and the appropriate community-based organizations and government agencies.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer Gives COVID-19 Update - March 23, 2020
As part of his COVID-19 update, County Executive Latimer described how the Westchester County Economic Development team is researching loans and grant programs for small business devastated by the shutdown of their businesses. The team will communicate information through local Chambers of Commerce. For more information, visit Westchester Catalyst Coronavirus Updates.

Ulster County Executive Ryan and Dutchess County Executive Molinaro Hold Live Facebook Town Hall  - March 20, 2020
County Executive Pat Ryan and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro held a Facebook Live Town Hall today reaching over 10,000 participants to update residents on how the two Counties are working together to respond to COVID-19. County Executive Ryan and County Executive Molinaro directly answered residents' questions ranging from support for elderly and disabled individuals to the process for applying for unemployment assistance. 

Erie County Sheriff's Office offering COVID-19 alerts - March 18, 2020
The Erie County Sheriff's Office is now offering COVID-19 alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through its app. The home page of the app will display the latest announcements and news on the coronavirus. Push notifications can be turned on or off at any time.

Town of Franklin Makes Free Wi Fi Available at the Town Hall from Your Car - March 17, 2020
Franklin County is advertising on their Facebook page that residents can utilize free WiFi from their cars  

Onondaga County provides daily updates - Continuously Updated 
Onondaga County provides daily updates on the status of the virus and provides links to videos, tip sheets, and other helpful information for residents and visitors.

Broome County educates about county services available from home - Continously Updated 
Broome County is working closely with state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to keep Broome County safe and healthy. The County has created a FAQ page for residents, as well as an informational page about accessing county services from home.
Schuyler County's Response to COVID-19 - Continuously Updated
Schuyler County is instituting measures intended to limit the spread of the COVID-19 disease. An update posted to the county website on March 17, 2020 apprises county residents of what they need to know about recent state and local actions.
Multi-Lingual Materials - Continuously Updated
The Erie County DOH is linking to the Western NY Council on Occupational Health and Safety page that provides COVID-19 information in over 40 languages. 
NYC creates text alerts - Continuously Updated
New York City has created a text service to provide local updates on COVID-19. Residents can text 'COVID' to 692-692 to get notifications sent straight to their phone or ‘COVIDESP' for updates in Spanish.
Chemung County officials hold virtual press conference - Continuously Updated
Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss and County Health Department Director Pete Buzzetti held a livestreamed press conference and Q&A session about the COVID-19 coronavirus. The presentation was livestreamed on the county's website. Public questions can be submitted by emailing
Oswego County provides regular COVID-19 updates - Continuously Updated
Oswego County is scheduled to present videos highlighting various COVID-19 topics on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They will be posted by 4:30 p.m. on the county's COVID-19 YouTube playlist, Facebook, and the County Government website.