Wayne County Public Health Department Updates

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-> A Note from the Department of Wayne County Tourism

Wayne County Economic Development & Planning Business Survey:  Recovering From COVID-19

Wayne County Economic Development and Planning is trying to gauge the needs of local businesses in the light of COVID-19 and to explore opportunities to assist local business. Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey, all responses are confidential. Thank you.
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Information & Guidance for Small Businesses
Wayne County Economic Development and Planning has been closely monitoring the current situation and are actively working to share information and provide guidance for our local small businesses.  See more information here.


Wayne County Fair Cancellation

165th Annual Wayne County Fair Cancelled for 2020
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 Wayne COunty food distribution round 3_

Daily Updated CDC Information

Latest Information
Cases In The U.S.

CDC – Opening America:

In order to get and keep America open states, tribes, localities, and territories must be able to quickly identify new cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and health care workers from infection.

Infection Control
Surveillance & Data Analystics
Labroratory Capacity

White House COVID-19 Briefing with State & Local Leaders

White House COVID-19 Briefing (May 13th)

FEMA Whole of America Response

FEMA COVID-19 By The Numbers -Whole of America Response (May 16th Update)

FEMA COVID-19 By The Numbers -Graphic

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

Thursday, May 28th:  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 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

Updates from Senator John Katko

May 16th Update

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: