Public Health & Mental Health

Novel Coronavirus - COVID-19

County health officials are on the front lines of preparing communities and providing accurate information for the spread of the novel coronavirus. NYSAC is working with our federal and state partners to provide you with the resources you need to protect the health of your residents. To support these efforts, please find materials below that can be adapted by your county and shared with residents and visitors.

Please email our staff at if your county has questions we can help with, or any best practices you would like us to share.

COVID-19 Map

This map shows the number of confirmed cases in each county. Because random testing is not taking place, it is likely that the number of people with COVID-19 is higher than the number of confirmed cases. Even in counties with few or no reported cases, it is important to practice social distancing and frequent hand washing.

COVID-19 Blog

Get the latest COVID-19 news from NYSAC and updates on innovative ways that counties are responding to the pandemic at our blog:

County Resources:

Find my county COVID-19 information:

Select your county from the dropdown menu to visit the page on their website with Coronavirus information and resources.

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View county declarations of emergency:

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State Resources:

New York State Executive Orders:

Procedure for Review and Approval of Local Emergency Orders - DOH March 20, 2020

Administrative Order AO/78/20 - Chief Administratvie Judge of the Courts


NYSAC Special Reports 

Coronavirus Economic Impact

Coronavirus Economic Impact: County Sales Tax Revenue Projections


Updated Summary of the CARES Act

Updated Summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act


Communicating in a Crisis

NYSAC, in collaboration with Summers Strategies, has authored a guide with simple steps and tips for communicating in a crisis.

Read Communicating in a Crisis

Quick Reference: Crisis Communications Card

National Resources:

NYSAC Special Bulletins

Between the Legislature and COVID-19, news is breaking at a pace like we’ve never experienced — and it all directly ties to the work New York’s counties are doing. To help keep you as updated as possible, NYSAC issending out  “Special Bulletins” to make sure you are getting the latest news that may not be dominating the airwaves, but is critical for you to know as a county leader. 

For Residents:


NYSAC White Papers and Reports

Counties Promoting Public Health, A Special NYSAC Report



Drinking Water Quality & Infrastructure

Battling the Heroin & Opioid Epidemic

Additional Public Health Issues