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News Releases from Greene County

Local Restaurant Exposure to COVID-19

As part of Greene County’s continuing effort to keep our residents and visitors safe, please be advised that 2 patrons who dined in, have now tested positive and if you had in-person service in the Barnwood Restaurant in Catskill. NY

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Greene County Legislature Adopts 2021 Budget

During its Wednesday, November 18 regular session the Greene County Legislature voted to adopt a $112.6 million budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year.  The amount of revenue to be raised by tax levy will not increase from 2020, and nine

Posted in Finance

Bars, Restaurants and Gyms in NYS Must Close at 10:00 PM Amid COVID Uptick

Effective November 13th, all bars, restaurants, gyms as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments statewide will be required to close at 10pm. A few things to note: Restaurants and bars can continue curbside pickup (food only) after 10:00 PM Gyms

Posted in Public Safety

Greene County Calls for Governor to Take Immediate Action to Get COVID-19 Outbreak at Greene Correctional Facility Under Control

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As directed by the Greene County Legislature, Chairman Patrick Linger and Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden are calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) to immediately take aggressive actions to

Posted in Health Services

Live Media Event on COVID Response at NYS Prisons In Greene County Set for 1 PM Tomorrow

Members of the Press and Broadcast Media serving the Greene County market are invited to attend a live media conference tomorrow, Wednesday, October 20, at 1 PM outside the Water Street entrance to the Greene County Office Building behind 411

Posted in Health Services

Greene County Public Health COVID Testing Pod for Employees of NYS Prison at Greene Correctional Facility

On Monday, October 19th, our Public Health Department will be setting up a COVID-19 Testing Pod for employees of the NYS Prison at Greene Correctional Facility. Public Health officials offered to provide employee testing on-site at the prison at the

Posted in Health Services

County Officials Take Action in response to new Positive COVID Cases within Greene Correctional Facility NYS Prison Population.

According to the NYS Forward website, 345 tests were done in Greene County on October 12th and 41 of those tests were positive. This is a daily average number of 11.9%, which is much higher than our total average of

Posted in Health Services

Greene County Forms Police Policy Review Committee

On Wednesday, September 30, the first organizational meeting under the NYS Governor’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative was held to establish the Greene County Police Policy Review Committee. The Greene County Legislature nominated the initial members based on NYS Guidelines

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Greene County Office Building To Close at 12 Noon Thursday, October 1 – Will Reopen Safely Monday October 5

The Greene County office building at 411 Main Street Catskill, NY is closing at noon today (October 1). An individual within the Greene County Office Building has tested positive for Coronavirus.   While this individual is asymptomatic, the Greene County COVID-19

Posted in Government Operations

New GCES Substation and Fly-Car Put into Service – Paramedics Honored for 20 Years of Service

Ribbon-cutting was held for the new Greene County Emergency Medical System’s substation in the town of Hunter, last weekend, hosted by GCEMS president Mark Evans (with ceremonial scissors). Assemblyman Chris Tague (blue jacket, to Evan’s right) was guest speaker for

Posted in County Services