WESTCHESTER VACCINATION DRIVE CONTINUES

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced that he is adding COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at the County Health Department in Yonkers to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The County Health Department will offer free COVID-19 vaccines in Yonkers and White Plains, and COVID-19 PCR tests at the County Center through the end of February. First and second doses and booster shots are available at both locations.

COVID-19 Vaccines at Westchester County Health Department Clinic in Yonkers:

The County will offer COVID-19 vaccines on Mondays, beginning on Monday, Jan. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the Yonkers Clinic at 20 South Broadway, 2nd Floor. Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are welcome. (There is no clinic on Feb. 21.)


Schedule a Booster Vaccine (Ages 12 and over)
Schedule a First Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)
Schedule a Second Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)
Schedule a First Dose Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)
Schedule a Second Dose Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)
Schedule a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)

COVID-19 Vaccines at Westchester County Center in White Plains, afternoons by appointment only, Wednesdays through Fridays and on Saturday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule a Booster Vaccine (Ages 12 and over) 
Schedule a First Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)
Schedule a Second Dose Pfizer Vaccine (Ages 5 and over)
Schedule a First Dose Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)
Schedule a Second Dose Moderna Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)
Schedule a Johnson & Johnson Vaccine (Ages 18 and over)

COVID-19 PCR Tests

COVID-19 tests will be available at the County Center through February. To schedule a test, go to www.westchestergov.com/health. Keep checking back, as new appointments will be added every three days, as follows:

  • Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Fridays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

These tests are for anyone with symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19; results will be ready within three days. Appointments are required, and you must create an account at app.clarifi-covid-19.com. Bring a driver’s license or other photo ID. For accurate results, do not brush your teeth or use mouth wash an hour before the test; do not smoke, vape, eat or drink, chew gum, mints or lozenges for 30 minutes prior.

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The Governor on the Harlem Shooting Friday Night of 2 NYPD Officers

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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR KATHY HOCHUL ON SHOOTING OF NYPD OFFICERS IN HARLEM

I am horrified by tonight’s tragedy in Harlem. My thoughts are with the family who answered the phone to receive the news they’ve always dreaded: that their loved one, who had sworn to protect and serve New Yorkers by joining the NYPD, will not be coming home. I am praying for the recovery of his partner, the officer who is fighting for his life, and for his family. I know that all of New York is standing with these officers and their families.

We must urgently confront the plague of gun violence in our state. Too many lives are being lost, and too many New Yorkers are living in fear. This is a crisis. That’s why earlier today, I extended an Executive Order declaring a gun violence State of Emergency. In the Executive Budget I released earlier this week, I put forward a plan to triple resources for our gun interdiction efforts, so that we stop the flow of illegal guns into our state, and also triple resources for violence interrupter programs to address the root causes of violence. 

I refuse to allow our cities to be gripped with fear. New Yorkers deserve action from their elected officials — and they will get it. I’ve pledged my full support to Mayor Eric Adams and look forward to working with him and other leaders to continue to take meaningful actions to make New Yorkers safer.

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WHITE PLAINS WEEK REPORT OF JAN. 21, TONIGHT 7:30-THE BIGGEST NEWS WEEK OF THE YEAR (SO FAR) SEE IT ON www.wpcommunitymedia.org IN HIGH-DEF, CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO THAT WILL LIFT YOU OUT OF YOUR CHAIR. WITH GUEST ANCHOR JOHN MARINO OF WESTCHESTER TALK RADIO WITH YOURS TRULY, JOHN BAILEY THE CITIZENETREPORTER ON THE WEEK OF DESTINY THE ANCHORS SPEAK! NOT PUNDITS, BUT “KNOW-ITS”

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JOHN MARINO, NEWSMAN ABOUT WESTCHESTER AND WESTCHESTER TALK RADIO GUEST CO-ANCHOR TONIGHT
ON THE SUSTAINED DECLINE OF COVID THE LAST TWO WEEKS
CONGRESS SAYS ALL VOTERS DON’T MATTER
WHERE THE COVID CASES ARE IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY: EVERYWHERE.
THE FEBRUARY FATE: SCHOOL VACATION WEEK COULD BRING THE SPREADING BACK FOR A FIFTH WAVE

PLUS GOVERNOR HOCHUL’S BUDGET

COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER ON COVID AND START OF HIS SECOND TERM

THE PRIMARY FIELD OF CANDIDATES FIELD 5 MONTHS AWAY

AND MORE.

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WESTCHESTER CONTINUES COVID ROUND-UP. NEW CASES PER DAY UNDER 1,000 MATCHES NY STATE TREND.

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COUNTY AVERAGES 800 A DAY FOR 5 DAYS, INFECTION RATE 9.2%,. CUTS INFECTION RATE FROM 23% IN 16 DAYS. STATEWIDE INFECTIONS AT 9.75%

WPCNR COVID MONITOR. From the New York State Covid Tracker. With analysis by John F. Bailey.  January 21, 2021:

On the day Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced statewide  new  covidpositives had declined to a 10% infections, Westchester reported  3,918 positive cases for the first five days of this week, averaging 783 a day.  Westchester  for the last 15 days has continued to lower infections per day overall.

“For the first time since December 20, New York State’s percent positivity is in the single-digits,” Governor Hochul said. “I want to thank New Yorkers for doing the right thing to get where we are in fighting this winter surge. However, this isn’t the time to take our foot off the gas. Let’s keep using the tools – the vaccine, the booster and masking up – to further bring the numbers down and keep our vulnerable loves ones safe from this virus.”

Today’s data is summarized briefly below: 

·         Test Results Reported – 290,107

·         Total Positive – 28,296

·         Percent Positive – 9.75%

·         7-Day Average Percent Positive – 12.27%   

·         Patient Hospitalization – 11,016 (-554)   

·         Patients Newly Admitted – 1,357  

·         Patients in ICU – 1,548 (-35)   

·         Patients in ICU with Intubation – 880 (-5)   

·         Total Discharges – 261,073 (1,706)   

·         New deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 154

·         Total deaths reported by healthcare facilities through HERDS – 51,532

Currently the Mid-Hudson Region of Westchester, Orange Rockland, Dutchess, Ulster, Putnam and Sullivan Counties is averaging between 2,500 and 3,000 new covid-infected persons a day. Nassau and Suffolk Counties are seeing less positives than when they were leading the metropolitan area by a large margin, positives as high as 4,000 a day for each Long Island County back on January 10. Nassau reported 1,883 covid positive persons Thursday and Suffolk, 1,703, down to 10-1/2% and 12.2% infections of those tested.

New York City all five boroughs reported 12,285 positives yesterday about a 2 to 1 margin more infections that the 9 counties surrounding NYC, 6,386.

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BRITTANY BRANDWEIN OF THE BID TONIGHT AT 8 ON “PEOPLE TO BE HEARD” ON www.wpcommunitymedia.org in HI DEF, CRYSTAL CLEAR AUDIO ON THE NEW WPTV, & COUNTYWIDE ON FIOS CH.45 AND WP OPTIMUM CH. 76 ON HOW THE WHITE PLAINS DOWNTOWN IS COMING BACK

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BRITTANY BRANDWEIN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE WHITE PLAINS BID TELLS HOW THE WHITE PLAINS BID IS WORKING WITH DOWN BUSINESSES AND HOW BUSINESS OWNERS ARE GETTING THROUGH COVID; NEW HIGH QUALITY OF BUSINESSES RENTING UP, PROBLEMS AND PLUSES AS WHITE PLAINS RECOVERS.
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GREENBURGH HOLDS ZOOM ON FIRE SAFETY IN THE HOME JAN 26

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WPCNR THE FEINER REPORT. By Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor, January 19, 2021:

Following the devastating fire in a Bronx complex recently that started due to a space heater and spread due to faulty self-closing doors, local officials have been hosting a series of public safety events. 

First, building Inspector Bob Dam addressed Town regulatory and fire safety concerns in a January work session discussion you can watch on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/bYB_x-eA6ck.

He and representatives from each of Greenburgh’s three paid fire districts – Fairview, Greenville, and Hartsdale – will convene online to present important fire safety tips and answer citizen questions before the Wednesday January 26th board meeting  beginning at 7 p.m. They will also discuss the need to inspect fire extinguishers, blocked exits, alarm and sprinkler systems, elevators.  Those interested in attending should email PublicComment@GreenburghNY.com to receive a Zoom link that will be sent an hour before the meeting.  

Please join us Wed, Jan 26 at 7 pm via Zoom to learn what you can do in your own home, business or apartment to stay safe this winter. Email PublicComment@GreenburghNY.com to attend.  We will create a you tube of the meeting on Wednesday January 26.  Be safe. Careful.

PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Town Supervisor

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