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Facts About the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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Knowledge is power. Choose not to panic. Choose instead to inform yourself about COVID-19, commonly known as the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, on this page, which will be periodically updated to reflect the latest information and guidance.


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This map generally displays where Sullivan County residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 live. It does not provide information on where the virus was actually transmitted, and you should assume that you can contract the virus anywhere. The map is based on the total number of positive tests results recorded since the start of the pandemic. At low numbers, ranges are provided instead of specific figures in order to protect privacy.
It is important to note that positive cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in every town in Sullivan County. Face coverings and social distancing measures must be maintained.
This map is provided for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon for guidance in decision-making, nor does the County of Sullivan make any warranties or guarantees in relation to its use.


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What You Need to Know Need Immediate Help? Info for the General Public Info for Orthodox Jewish Residents Info for Healthcare Professionals Info for Schools & Childcare Providers Info for Public Transportation Providers Info for Long-Term Care Facilities
Info for Businesses Info for First Responders Info for Travelers Additional Info Up-to-Date Info from the CDC Info for Seniors Info for People With Animals Info for Veterans

What You Need to Know

Sullivan County Town Hall Archive (click on date)

March 26, 2020 March 30, 2020 April 1, 2020 April 3, 2020 April 6, 2020 April 9, 2020
April 13, 2020 April 16, 2020 April 20, 2020 April 23, 2020 April 27, 2020 April 30, 2020
May 4, 2020 May 7, 2020 May 11, 2020 May 14, 2020 May 18, 2020 May 21, 2020
May 28, 2020 June 1, 2020 June 4, 2020 June 8, 2020 June 11, 2020 June 15, 2020
June 22, 2020 June 25, 2020 June 29, 2020 July 2, 2020 July 9, 2020  

New York State, along with New Jersey and Connecticut, have issued a travel advisory which applies to anyone coming from a state with a COVID-19 transmission rate above 10 per 100,000 people on a seven-day rolling average, or 10 percent of the total population testing positive on a seven-day rolling average. Such travelers MUST quarantine for 14 days when arriving in NY, NJ or CT. More info can be found on the State's coronavirus page.

Sullivan County manager Joshua Potosek has signed an Emergency Order regarding the Issuance of Isolation and Quarantine Mandates, with approval from New York State Department of Health. The details can be found here.

The Care Center at Sunset Lake is closed to all visitation. County Government facilities have now begun a phased reopening, under this Plan. Please do not visit any County facilities if you have a fever, are coughing or have shortness of breath.

While private campgrounds are considered essential and thus able to open, children's overnight camps are not. Day camps, however, are permitted. What is considered a camp, and how is it regulated? Click here to find out.


For the latest information on testing and testing sites, please click here.


Governor Cuomo issued an executive order requiring all people in New York to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. An executive order directs employers to provide essential workers with masks free of charge to wear when interacting with the public.

Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

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For more information on the recommendation or directions for making a cloth face covering,click here (Espanol).


Need Help?

If it's a life-threatening emergency, dial 911.

If you need health guidance, call our Public Health Services' Call Center at 845-292-5910 (English and Espanol).

If you need food, medicine or other non-health-related assistance, call our Emergency Community Assistance Center at 845-807-0925.

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Individuals who are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to these areas, should call ahead to their health care provider before seeking treatment in person.

For the latest information, please visit...

CDC COVID-19 website

CDC Frequently Asked Questions

NYSDOH COVID-19 Website

NYSDOH COVID-19 Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 

An up-to-date state-by-state listing of cases can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html.


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Info for the General Public

In roughly 80% of those who become infected with COVID-19, symptoms will be mild and resolve without hospitalization. The public must refrain from participating in events and large gatherings.

Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider or by calling the NYS COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

For the latest information on testing and testing sites, please click here.

To separate fact from fiction, take a look at our myth-busting presentation here.

Learn more:

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-testing

Info for Health Care Providers

Info for Seniors

Info for Orthodox Jewish Residents

Info for Healthcare Professionals 

Letter from Sullivan County Health regarding Isolation and Quarantine Mandates

Info for Schools & Child Care Providers 

Info for Public Transportation Providers

Info for Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF)

Info for Businesses

The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U S Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. For more information, click here.

New regulations, guidance and resources for small businesses in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic are developing rapidly. For the latest info, click here

Info for First Responders

Info for Travelers

Info for Veterans

Info for People with Animals


Additional Info

Up-to-Date Info from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (not provided by Sullivan County)