“As the information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been dispersed throughout the world, the Putnam County Commissioner of Health has assured the public that the Department of Health is working around the clock to keep our residents safe and healthy. This message was sent out to local leaders in our community:
"As of March 10, 2020, there are ZERO cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. The PCDOH is working closely with NYSDOH to conduct testing in Putnam County. Testing for COVID-19 follows strict guidelines and testing is being prioritized at the State level. The PCDOH is committed to informing the public if a case of COVID-19 in Putnam County is brought to their attention, but again, at this time, there are NO cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County. It is important to remember that the PCDOH is recommending the same precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as one would do for the flu. Please practice basic hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and cleaning guidelines daily.
Please use the websites below to see the information regarding COVID-19 and how best to seek assistance or health care if a resident is concerned that they may have been exposed. The PCDOH in constant contact with the NYSDOH and the CDC regarding updates to monitoring and testing guidelines.
For more information:
Those who feel sick should stay home and if you feel sick enough to go to the doctor, Urgent Care or Emergency Room, please call before you go. If you need emergency personnel such as EMTs or Police, please inform the operator of anyone who is sick and their symptoms at the emergency site.
The Village of Brewster would like to stress that the safety and health of the community is a top priority for the PCDOH and please know that these organizations at the County, State and Federal level are working nonstop to ensure our health and well-being.”