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COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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In New York, Sullivan County health officials say there have been positive COVID-19 cases associated with a pizzeria.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

In New York, Sullivan County health officials are advising of two separate instances of positive COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

In New York, Sullivan County health officials say two patrons who were at a bar over the weekend have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

In New York, Sullivan County health officials are warning about possible COVID-19 exposure at a family picnic.

A state park in Sullivan County will close for July Fourth weekend amid concerns about spreading COVID-19.

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In New York, Sullivan County Legislature meetings are reopening to the public in person Thursday. And on the agenda is a proposed salary cut for county management that resulted in a heated debate among legislators two weeks ago.

Courtesy of Orange County government

In Sullivan County, New York, officials say anyone who visited a certain barber shop may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Following an argument over communication, the Sullivan County Legislature Friday afternoon moved a resolution to cut the salaries of a number of county employees to an executive agenda in a few weeks. The cuts were proposed by the county manager to help stem the fiscal impacts of COVID-19.

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In New York, Sullivan County employees could see their salaries cut temporarily because of fiscal impacts of COVID-19.

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty, left, and District Attorney Meagan Galligan display just a few of the items they donated on May 18 to the Shepherd’s Pantry at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church
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Sullivan County officials are encouraging residents to donate food and funds as the COVID-19 pandemic leaves many struggling to meet basic needs.

Sullivan County Manager Talks About COVID-19 Impacts

May 19, 2020
Sullivan County COVID-19 dashboard, May 19, 2020
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Sullivan County, New York is part of the Mid-Hudson reopening plan. The region has not yet reached the seven metrics required by the state to begin Phase 1 of reopening. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the Sullivan County manager about how his county is faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a number of attractions temporarily closed as the summer season is upon us.

NYS Considers Whether To Open Summer Camps

May 18, 2020
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As portions of New York begin the first of a four-phase reopening plan, the question of whether the state will allow summer camps to open remains. Initially a concern about large gatherings, the decision has been complicated by a number of cases where children are becoming ill with a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be related to COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has an impact on every aspect of live and society. In this interview, Joe Donahue speaks with SUNY Sullivan President Jay Quaintance about the impact on community college.

Sullivan County Opens COVID-19 Help Center

Mar 20, 2020
COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

Sullivan County officials opened an Emergency Assistance Center Friday to help the most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sullivan County Has Its First Case Of Coronavirus

Mar 16, 2020
COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC / cdc.gov)

Sullivan County, New York has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

Courtesy of the U.S. Department of Healthb& Human Services Office of Head Start

Sullivan County Head Start is receiving federal funding to support services for low-income families in the area.

A portion of a Sullivan County village could soon be on the National Register of Historic Places, and that, say county officials, could help with downtown revitalization.

Cooling Centers Are Open Throughout The Hudson Valley

Jul 20, 2019
Courtesy of Westchester County government

Cooling centers are open around the region with today’s excessive heat warning. There are many places to find relief from the heat in the Hudson Valley.

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The Sullivan County Public Health Department is notifying the public of possible exposure to an individual who recently tested positive for measles.

Courtesy of Rockland County Health Department

In the wake of a measles outbreak in parts of New York City and Rockland County, the Sullivan County Legislature on Tuesday approved measles vaccination requirements for summer camps.

New York will soon begin the next steps for improving Route 17 to accommodate increased traffic through Orange and Sullivan Counties. The state Department of Transportation is moving toward a preliminary review process. Advocates who support the widening of Route 17 welcome the state’s next step.

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With ongoing measles outbreaks in Rockland County and New York City, Sullivan County is preparing for the summer months when there is a large influx of visitors and second homeowners.

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Two measles cases have been confirmed in residents of Sullivan County, New York. This comes amid a measles outbreak in Rockland County.

Courtesy of Sullivan County Legislature

There will be public hearings in Sullivan County, New York about potentially staggering legislators’ terms, an idea recommended by the county’s most recent Charter Review Commission.

Children at school on a computer
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New York state funding for child advocacy centers is headed to a few counties in the Hudson Valley area. The aim is to ensure that child abuse victims and their non-offending family members have access to these services closer to home.

Courtesy of the Office of the Sullivan County Manager

Two Nor’easters in March left portions of the Hudson Valley without power — in some cases, for nearly two weeks. And severe thunderstorms May 15 also knocked out power for days, including in Sullivan County.  WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Sullivan County Manager Josh Potosek about potential financial aid, improving responses with power companies and prepping-long term for increasingly brutal weather.

Storm Leaves Destruction In The Hudson Valley

May 16, 2018

Following Tuesday’s severe weather in the Hudson Valley, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo toured storm damage in Putnam County and delivered a recovery update Wednesday. And he spoke about two deaths in Orange County.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A rally against fracking was held Thursday in Albany's West Capitol Park. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on an issue most New Yorkers thought was resolved back in 2014.

Sullivan's Beaverkill Covered Bridge Reopens

Jun 22, 2017
Courtesy of NYS Department of Transportation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Wednesday announced the reopening of the historic Beaverkill Covered Bridge in Sullivan County after a $2.6 million rehabilitation project.

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A commission delivered a final report Thursday proposing that Sullivan County change its form of government.

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