Wayne County Public Health – Official Press Release (Thursday, March 26th)

COVID-19 Wayne County Confirmed Cases – Official Press Release
Wayne County Public Health Confirmed COVID-19 Cases- Official Press Release March 26th

-> Click Here for Wayne County Public Health COVID-19 Test Updates
-> A Note from the Department of Wayne County Tourism

CDC Domestic Travel Advisory – New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut

White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs Special Bulletin
CDC 14-Day Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, & COnnecticut

American Red Cross – Urgent Need for Blood Donations

Blood Donation

-> Urgent Need for Blood Donations – CDC Encourages Donating Blood If You Are Well
-> CDC Urges Blood Donations
-> American Red Cross – Please Consider Donating Blood If Healthy



Updates from NYS Governor Cuomo – Friday, March 20th

Monday, April 6th:  Click here for more.

Click here for the past updates from NYS Governor Cuomo

New York State Department of Health Guidelines

Guidance on the Contacts of a Close or Proximate Contact of a Confirmed or Suspected Case of COVID-19
Department of Health Contacts of Contacts Essential Information

Precautionary or Mandatory Quarantine or Isolation Paid Sick Leave Benefits
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Leave Guidelines
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Guidelines

Unemployment Benefits FAQ’s
Unemployment Benefits FAQs

Get Involved – How You Can Help  | NYS Department of Public Health


Breaking News
April 2nd Town Board Meeting – CANCELLED

Within the meeting guidelines of Resolution 78-20, Regarding Public Meetings During COVID-19 Pandemic, the Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd is CANCELLED.

Update from Town Supervisor Susie Jacobs

Due to the New York State of Emergency and directives from the Governor and CDC guidelines, we have implemented the following changes:

The Town Hall is open by appointment only until further notice. The health and well-being of our community and staff is critical. This plan will allow us to meet the immediate needs of our residents while practicing social distancing. The current challenges to keeping everyone safe by avoiding person to person meetings necessitate this change and we understand that this is a different way for you to conduct business. Please call or email the department you need to conduct your business and be aware that we are working with a reduced staff. Most appointments are from 9:00 am to Noon.  Check the Town website for contact information.  We also have a secure drop-box in the upper level lobby for your use from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

All Parks and Recreation programs are canceled until further notice.

We are also working on a live stream for public meetings to practice good social distancing. Please stay tuned for updates.

Walworth is a community of caring neighbors, take a moment and please phone to check on your neighbors and we will get through this together.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions at 315.986.1400 x1 or my personal cell phone at 585-230-2649.

Closings & Cancellations – Town of Walworth

Walworth Parks & Recreation
Program Cancellation & Facility Closure Notice
**Updated Monday, March 16th**

Walworth-Seely Public Library
Closure Announcement
**Updated Monday, March 16th**

Walworth Town Court
Walworth Town Court
Walworth Town Court Questions, Concerns, & FAQ’s During Current Closing
**Updated Wednesday, March 18th**

Helpful Information:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

General Information
Key Facts
How to Protect Yourself
What To Do If Your Are Sick
Who is of Higher Risk?
Pregnant Women & Children
How to Prepare
Latest Information
Cases In The U.S.

Helpful Links:
Wayne County Public Health Department
State Department of Health Summary
Social Distancing Factsheet

Mental Health Resources:
Talking To Children About the Coronavirus
Talking To Children About the Coronavirus – Tips
Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Resources for Businesses & Workers:

To help keep up with the quickly changing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, below are some important resources related to the economic impacts for businesses and workers…

Governor Cuomo late yesterday issued an executive order that directs non-essential businesses to implement work-from-home policies effective Friday, March 20. Businesses that rely on in-office personnel must decrease their in-office workforce by 50 percent:

Governor Cuomo earlier yesterday issued a separate executive order that includes several health care items and also information about closures at malls and amusement-related businesses:

ESD has set up a web portal and FAQ page for individuals and businesses with business-related COVID-19 issues and questions on this website with all COVID-19 info:

ESD supported Governor Cuomo in New York State’s declaration for SBA disaster assistance.  We expect approval by the end of the week. This will allow small businesses and not-for-profits to apply for SBA disaster loans.

Many businesses and organizations have expressed a desire to support New York State as it responds to the virus outbreak. Individuals or groups looking to volunteer or contribute to the State’s effort should contact the Governor’s Office at

DOL has been working hard to keep up with the new demand for Unemployment Insurance and has institute new rules that include extended ours and restrictions about when to file based on your last name:

DOL is also reminding businesses of its Shared Work Program that can provide an alternative to laying off employees during business downturns by allowing workers to work a reduced work schedule and collect partial unemployment insurance benefits for up to 26 weeks. Instead of cutting staff, you able to reduce the number of hours of all employees or just a certain group:

Below is the main NYS page for all COVID-19 information: