Connecting Safely in the Sculpture & Architecture Park at Art Omi



Art Omi continues to permit access to the grounds for the purpose of solitary recreation. All visitors are urged to socially distance themselves during their visit, and to observe the following guidelines:

  • If you or a member of your household are feeling unwell, please stay home.
  • Always maintain a safe distance of 6′ or more from others, even while outdoors.
  • Avoid touching surfaces and objects, including park signage and exhibitions.
  • Don’t share equipment such as balls, frisbees, or bicycles with those not in your household.
  • All groups must be limited to members of your household, otherwise individuals must maintain a 6′ distance.
  • If you have arrived at a time when the park or lot seems full, seek out another location for solitary recreation.

LOCATION: Omi International Arts Center
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Resources For Small Business

Congressman Delgado’s website has some valuable information for Small Business Owners.

Small businesses owners and those who are self-employed make up the backbone of our economy in NY-19. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, I am working to fight for our small businesses and the self-employed to make sure they have the resources they need during this challenging time. I introduced the Small Business Repayment Relief Act which would ensure that every small business with a qualified Small Business Administration (SBA) loan automatically be relieved of their loan payments—including principal, interest, and fees—for the next six months. This assistance would be a lifeline for hundreds of thousands of American small businesses fighting for their survival over the coming months, including the 27,000 small businesses and self-employed owners in our district.

Further, Congress passed two bills so far to address this crisis, including an emergency supplemental funding bill with loans for small businesses affected by the virus. If you’re a small business owner whose operation has been harmed by the coronavirus outbreak, please contact our office at 845-443-2930 to learn about available resources.

Small Business Disaster Loans

The SBA has declared an economic disaster in New York state. If you are a small business owner in NY-19, you are eligible for an SBA economic injury disaster loan. To apply, please visit: Applicants are encouraged to submit their application online. If you have questions or need assistance compiling the financial information, please contact the local SBA District Office or your local small business development center. You may visit to find local help. The NYS Small Business Development Center network recommends submitting a request for assistance online at

Additional Small Business Resources


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COVID-19 Update from Columbia County Health Department, Mar 25

Following is today’s update from the Columbia County Department of Health.

As of 3:30pm, March 25, 2020, Columbia County has 19 positive cases of COVID-19. We have received 254 test results completed for Columbia County residents. There are 85 under mandatory quarantine and 30 under precautionary quarantine. There are 9 residents with suspected, not tested cases.
Volunteers are critical for emergency response in public health.
The ServNY volunteer management system, administered by the NYS Office of Health Emergency Preparedness (OHEP), is a registry of those willing to assist on behalf of New York State during an emergency. Currently, 6,546 people have volunteered to help when needed.
CCDOH continues our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are someone who is interested in contributing to the response effort, you can register under the ServNY program here



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Gov. Cuomo’s Update on Coronavirus

An email update from the Governor:
I write to update you on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is gripping our state and our nation.
As you may know, in order to slow this pandemic, I put New York on PAUSE. That means non-essential businesses are closed and gatherings of any size for any reason are canceled. All New Yorkers are directed to practice social distancing — by staying home and keeping six feet of space from others when in public.
Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, liquor stores and other essential businesses will remain open. For a full list of essential businesses that will remain open, click here. For more information on New York’s COVID-19 protocols, visit the Department of Health’s Coronavirus website.
I did not make these decisions lightly. They are necessary to reduce the spread of this virus and save lives.
We know that many New Yorkers are suffering financially as a result of this pandemic — which is why I issued a 90-day moratorium on evictions and on mortgage payments. The deadline to file taxes has been postponed. We will continue to take action to help New Yorkers who are facing economic hardship.
Today I went to the Javits Center in New York — where we are gathering medical supplies and beginning construction with FEMA on a 1,000-bed temporary hospital. We are working closely with the federal government to expand hospital capacity by thousands of beds.
Right now we are facing a generation-defining challenge. But America is America because of our ability to overcome adversity and challenges. I believe that to the bottom of my soul. We will overcome this and we will get through this and we will come out even stronger.
Ever Upward,
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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