Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak Libraries continue to engage through a variety of digital platforms

Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) Respond to COVID-19 Outbreak Libraries continue to engage through a variety of digital platforms

Middletown, NY, (April 6, 2020) – Libraries play a crucial role as “second responders” in times of natural or humanmade disasters, like hurricanes, floods, and fires. They adapt quickly to offering services to the public, no matter what the situation. While all 47 libraries in the Ramapo Catskill Library System (RCLS) have closed their buildings […]

Weaponize Our Surfaces Against the Next Virus 

Weaponize Our Surfaces Against the Next Virus 

By Matthew Kandrach In the COVID-19 era, the most mundane of activities—like going to the grocery store or gas station—can feel perilous. Every surface we touch could host a virus we can’t see but we know can be deadly. But what if that wasn’t the case? What if we could make everyday surfaces into virus […]

SUEZ TO WAIVE LATE FEES TO CUSTOMERS DURING COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

SUEZ TO WAIVE LATE FEES TO CUSTOMERS DURING COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS

SUEZ North America announced today that the company has waived late bill fees for all customers until further notice in light of the COVID-19 crisis. The company previously announced its intention to suspend service shutoffs for non-payment until further notice and also reconnect customers recently disconnected. “We understand the tremendous financial hardship this pandemic has […]

County Issues Public Health Order to enable Enforcement of NYS Order Prohibiting Gatherings

County Issues Public Health Order to enable Enforcement of NYS Order Prohibiting Gatherings

NEW CITY, NY, – To curtail the rapid spreading of COVID-19 in Rockland County, County Executive Ed Day has announced that Rockland County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Ruppert has issued a new Public Health Order. The Order specifies criminal penalties associated with the violation of the common-sense social distancing and gathering prohibitions set forth by New […]

Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection Warns Residents about Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits FDA Actively Monitoring the Market for Non-Approved Tests

Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection Warns Residents about Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits FDA Actively Monitoring the Market for Non-Approved Tests

The Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection warns residents about fraudulent COVID-19 test kits.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims. At this time, the FDA has NOT authorized any test that is available to purchase […]

Sen. Carlucci Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Banks & Local Pantries & Supports Emergency State Funding 

Sen. Carlucci Highlights COVID-19 Impact on Food Banks & Local Pantries & Supports Emergency State Funding 

Video (FACEBOOK LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE): https://www.facebook.com/SenatorDavidCarlucci/videos/219781972594106/ (New City, NY) – Sen. David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) held a virtual press conference on Friday about the emergency need for State funding for area food banks and pantries during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The situation is dire,” said Senator David Carlucci. “More of New York’s food banks and pantries could be closing […]

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