Tag: Columbia County Health Department

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: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/apply-for-disaster-loan/index.html. 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 www.sba.gov/local-assistance to find local help. The NYS Small Business Development Center network recommends submitting a request for assistance online at http://nyssbdc.org/appointment.html.

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 https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/servny/



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Gov. Cuomo Says ‘100% Of Workforce Must Stay Home’ Due To Coronavirus

Governor Cuomo is signing an executive order “mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.”

The order, which Cuomo announced on Friday, March 20, excludes businesses such as pharmacies and grocery stores, along with essential services such as utilities and Internet providers.

In addition to the workforce order, all non-essential gatherings of individuals in New York state are now canceled — “of ANY size for ANY reason,” Cuomo said via Twitter. The ban applies to any party, celebration or social event.

If you are looking for the latest updates from the Governor, check out his twitter page at twitter.com/NYGovCuomo

For COVID-19 updates, visit www.columbiacountynyhealth.com


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COVID – 19 Updates from Columbia County Health Department

With so much misinformation and rumors running rampant about COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) finding accurate information can be difficult. One great source for reliable updates is the Columbia County Department of Health.

The Columbia County Department of Health is actively monitoring for potential cases of COVID-19, and is taking precautions to limit the impact if the virus is found in Columbia County.

Visit www.columbiacountynyhealth.com for updates like the following one from March 14, 2020:

The Columbia County Health Department would like to thank you for your patience in waiting for updates.  The rapidly changing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and NYSDOH about COVID-19 requires continued monitoring and adapting of our plans for response.

As of this release, there are no positive cases of COVID-19 in Columbia County. The risk for potential cases in Columbia County remains low.  The public will be notified in the event of a positive case in Columbia County.

It is recommended that we avoid person-to-person transmission of COVID-19 by staying vigilant in practicing respiratory virus protection measures:

-Social distancing as defined by staying 6 feet from another individual

-Avoid large crowds

-Post-pone any events or travel that you can

-Practice proper hand hygiene

-Cover your cough and sneeze into your elbow crease

-Avoid touching your face

-Stay home when you’re sick

At the time of this release CCDOH does not have testing capability. We will make every effort to update this information as soon as it becomes available. We do not have the hand sanitizer the Governor spoke about and as is the case we will let the public know as soon as we have any information.

To help with answers for your question or concerns about the coronavirus and how to help stop the spread, we suggest you seek reliable and credible information. Along with our updates the CCDOH web page at www.columbiacountynyhealth.com also has links to the WHO, CDC and NYSDOH web sites.



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