In the United States, there are currently 186,101 COVID-19 cases, and there have been 3,603 deaths. The CDC reported that 1,110 of the 186,101 cases were travel-related, 3,128 were close contact cases, and the remaining 181,863 are still under investigation. In New York State, there are now 83,712 COVID-19 cases, and there have been 1,942 deaths statewide. Allegany County’s statistics as of 3:00 p.m. on April 1, 2020, are as follows:
- Confirmed Cases: 11
- COVID-19 Related Deaths: 1
- Total Quarantined/Isolated to Date: 170
- Released from Quarantine/Isolation: 114
- Currently Quarantined/Isolated: 56
Take 5 for New York is a new county-wide campaign that is being launched to encourage Allegany County residents to take five minutes out of each day to call a friend, loved one, or acquaintance who may be alone and feeling isolated during this period of social distancing. It is part of a state-wide effort promoted by the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC).
“Participating county officials are calling on their residents to take just five minutes of everyday to call on a loved one, friend, neighbor, acquaintance to say hi, check on them, see if they need anything, lift their spirits, and tell them they are not alone, “ said NYSAC Executive Director, Stephen Acquario. “It doesn’t matter what you talk about. You can talk about this crisis or the latest show you are watching. The point is connecting with people in our community who could use it the most.”
This statewide campaign is being launched with the hashtag #Take5ForNY.
The New York State Association of Counties is a bipartisan municipal association serving all the counties of New York State, including the City of New York. Organized in 1925, NYSAC’s mission is to represent, educate, serve, and advocate for member counties and the elected and appointed county officials who serve the public.
For additional COVID-19 questions and information:
Call: 585-268-9700 (Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Call: 585-268-9250 (Health Department)
Facebook: Allegany County, NY, Government & Allegany County Department of Health
COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 844-863-9314
Allegany County Crisis Hotline: 888-448-3367