Wayne County Public Health Department Updates

Feeling stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic? You are not alone. Call the NYS Emotional Support Helpline 7 days a week, 8am-10pm at 1-844-863-9314.

Daily Updated CDC Information

Latest Information
Cases In The U.S.


Updates from NYS Governor Cuomo

Monday, January 11th:  Click here for more.


Click here for the past updates from NYS Governor Cuomo

To follow the progress of New York State as regions such as the Finger Lakes transition from NYS PAUSE to various phases of reopening New York Forward provides daily, updated, and comprehensive heath, business, advisory, and other information.  The New York Forward website and official press release packet can be accessed below:

NY Forward Website – Track NYS Progress
NY Forward Official Release (PDF)

The state has released a condensed version of NY Forward in synopsis here.

Follow NYS daily testing results through their new dashboard here and contact tracing efforts here.

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

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: