Polling Place Change – Effective March 15

Pursuant to Election Law S4-104 (1-8) this correspondence will serve to advise you of the changes to polling site effective March 15, 2021:

Election District CA-2 (formerly at the Callicoon Center Firehouse) is moving to the Youngsville Firehouse at 1822 Shandelee Rd (CR 149) Youngsville, New York 12791.

All voters in the above Election Districts will receive notifications by mail.

Should you have any questions, you are welcome to call: (845) 807-0400.

Sign Up to Volunteer for Vaccine Efforts

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COUNTY OF SULLIVAN – DIVISION OF HEALTH & FAMILY SERVICES
Public Health Services
GLADYS OLMSTED BUILDING
50 COMMUNITY LANE
LIBERTY, NY 12754

NANCY MCGRAW – DIRECTOR
 
WENDY BROWN – DEPUTY DIRECTOR
 
TEL. 845-292-5910
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 4, 2021

Liberty, NY – Liberty, NY – Interested in aiding the effort to get all of Sullivan County vaccinated against COVID-19?

“As a relatively small county health department, and given the size and scope of getting vaccine out to everyone who wants it, we need help,” affirms Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “We’re looking to greatly increase the scope of our vaccination clinics, with a plan to scale up to a 600 to a 1,000 doses a day rather than the 200/day we’ve been able to achieve due to staffing and the limited supply of vaccine.”

Sullivan County is currently applying to the Federal government to host its own Medical Reserve Corps, but in the meantime, the County can sign up and activate volunteers to assist with vaccine delivery before, during and after clinics. Examples of non-medical volunteers include greeters, line monitors, registration, inventory, data entry and logistics.

To learn more and to register, go to www.health.ny.gov/ServNY and select “Sullivan County, NY.”

“Registration in ServNY is open to any health care or mental health professional, as well as laypersons who are willing to serve in administrative or support roles during public health emergencies,” explains McGraw. “I encourage anyone who’s over 18 and interested in helping out to put themselves on the list. The more people we have to help, the faster we can distribute vaccine when it becomes more widely available.”

NOTE: Please do NOT register for this list if you are not willing and able to volunteer. If you are simply seeking notification of upcoming clinics, Public Health offers a separate signup form at www.sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/covidvaccines.

FAMILY

Dear friends and colleagues,  
I hope this note finds you well. The COVID-19 outbreak has created many challenges in our communities. I am grateful to work with partners like you to be able to offer support to local residents during this time. We wanted to share two resources with your office we think will be helpful to your constituents during this time.
One area of need we have identified, sadly, is counseling support for families who have suffered a loss due to COVID-19. Working with our Red Cross mental health, health, and spiritual care teams across New York State, we have launched a virtual Family Assistance Center. The virtual Family Assistance Center will link families to crisis counselors who will provide emotional and spiritual support, as well as information and referrals to help them navigate the challenging process they might be facing as a result of their loved one’s death. All Family Assistance Center support will be provided virtually and is completely confidential. Families who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 can fill out an online intake form, and a Family Assistance Center volunteer will contact them:

English: www.redcross.org/NYSCOVIDFamilySupport Spanish: www.redcross.org/NYSCOVIDApoyoFamiliar   
Intake forms can also be filled out by a friend who thinks someone needs help, or by a government office, like yours, working on behalf of the family. Those without online capabilities may call 585-957-8187, and a volunteer will assist them with the initial intake process. The Family Assistance Center is expected to operate for as long as families will benefit from the service. A second area of need we have identified is the need to provide emotional support to all healthcare workers. Healthcare workers in all positions are facing incredible stress and trauma. Working with Dr. James Halpern, Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer, we have produced a webinar to help healthcare workers, Recognizing and Managing Stress for Health Care Workers in a Public Health Emergency. Dr. Halpern is a renowned expert on mental health during disasters. He is the author of several books on the subject including, Disaster Mental Health Case Studies: Lessons Learned From Counseling in Chaos (March, 2019).
I would greatly appreciate if you could share the information on the Family Assistance Center and the healthcare workers video through your network and with your constituents and the families you serve in New York. I have attached a flyer that provides a description of the Family Assistance Center program as well as the contact information I listed above. This is the link to the video webinar for healthcare workers: https://www.youtube.com/watch? BLJhuqZc&feature=youtu.be
Thank you for all that you are doing to support New Yorkers during this time. We are all in this together and we hope this Family Assistance Center and mental health video will help provide comfort and support to families during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Susan Rounds
Interim Regional CEO
Greater New York Region