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The Villages: Rockland Gets a COVID-19 Testing Site

This week in the villages: New York State will finally open a COVID-19 testing site in Rockland on Tuesday. Nyack Village Hall is temporarily closed to the public due to staffing shortages. As part of the Village of South Nyack dissolution, the Town of Orangetown is now providing DPW and police services to South Nyack. And the Town of Clarkstown is holding a blood drive.

Nyack Area COVID Update for January 1

1-Jan 25-Dec 18-Dec 11-Dec 4-Dec 27-Nov
Active cases by community
Nyack 371 153 71 39 36 23
Valley Cottage 292 131 70 53 29 28
West Nyack 201 98 23 24 26 19
Piermont 61 29 5 3 3 3
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 16.0% 7.0% 3.2% 2.9% 2.5% 2.0%
Active cases 8,645 3,462 1,669 1,306 1,002 802
Hospitalized 77 46 35 23 20 15
COVID-19 deaths (total) 1,020 1,010 1,006 1,004 1,002 1,001

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 1/1/2022

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose, 3rd dose (for immunocompromised), or booster COVID-19 vaccine from any Rockland County Department of Health Clinic visit rocklandgov.com/departments/health/. To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit vaccines.gov.

If you need information on where to find a COVID-19 testing site near you, visit coronavirus.health.ny.gov. Individuals who have questions regarding eligibility or access for testing should call the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 or visit the NYSDOH website covid19screening.health.ny.gov.

Beginning at 12p on Tue, Jan 4, 2022, a state operated COVID-19 testing site will open at the Patriot Hills Golf Club, 19 Club House Lane, Stony Point. Regular operating hours will be Mon – Sat from 8a – 6p and testing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Appointments may be made at appointments.bioreference.com.

Village of Nyack

Today (Mon, Jan 3, 2022) the Planning Board will meet to consider various site plan applications, applications for tree removal, and an application for a minor subdivision and approval to demolish garage. Read the full agenda at Nyack-NY.gov before Zooming into the meeting at 7p.

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Village Hall Temporarily Closed to the Public

Village Hall is closed to the public until further notice due to staff shortages. The staff is working remotely when possible. The best form of contact is email and a staff directory may be found on nyack-ny.gov. Please note that parking regulations and fees remain in effect.

Village of South Nyack

South Nyack Justice Court will be in session today (Mon, Jan 3, 2022) at 9a.

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 7:30p. Read the full agenda at southnyack.ny.gov.

As of January 1, 2022, the Town of Orangetown is providing DPW and police services to South Nyack. A copy of the letter which was sent to South Nyack property owners may be found on southnyack.ny.gov.

Save the Date – Public Hearing on South Nyack Village Hall Re-Zoning

A continuation of the public hearing held on Nov 23, 2021, will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S. Broadway, South Nyack, N.Y. on Tue, Jan 11, 2022, at 7:30p regarding a Local Law related to Amending the Zoning Map of Chapter 330 of the Zoning Law of the Village of South Nyack to Change the Zoning District of Certain Property in the Village of South Nyack – 282 South Broadway, South Nyack, New York, 10960 (Tax Map Designation Section 66.70, Block 1, Lot 21), more commonly known as the South Nyack Village Hall property, from the “RG-6” (Residential) zoning district to the “RG-OA” (Mixed Commercial) zoning district. The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on southnyack.ny.gov and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall located at 282 S Broadway, South Nyack. The Board of Trustees will hear at said time and place all persons in support of this local law and any objections thereto. Interested parties may appear in person or by agent or representative.

Village of Upper Nyack

Village of Upper Nyack Election Offices to Be Filled

Two two-year trustee offices are vacant at the end of the current official year and are to be filled at the Village election to be held on Tue, Mar 15, 2022.

Nyack Public Schools

The Board of Education will meet on Tue, Jan 4, 2022 at 6:30p at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack. It will also be made available on Zoom. Read the full agenda at go.boarddocs.com.

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Town of Orangetown

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Orangetown Highway Department will begin the pick-up of Christmas trees from the town right-of-way today, Mon, Jan 3, 2022. Residents are advised to place their Christmas trees out on the right-of-way, not on the paved road surface, as soon as possible. The pickup of Christmas trees will be completed on Fri, Jan 28, 2022. For further information, residents may contact the Orangetown Highway Department at (845) 359-6500 or at highwaydept@orangetown.com.

Town of Clarkstown

Blood Drive

The Town of Clarkstown will hold a blood drive on Fri, Jan 7, 2022 from 10a-5p at the Town of Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Ave, Room 301, New City. You may register at donate.nybc.org.

Rockland County

New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund

Homeowners who are affected financially by the Covid-19 pandemic may qualify for up to $50,000 in aid. The Homeowner Assistance Fund is opening Jan 3 through Feb 4, 2022. The New York State Homeowner Assistance Fund (NYS HAF) is a federally funded program dedicated to assisting homeowners who are at risk of default, foreclosure or displacement as a result of financial hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit nyhomeownerfund.org for more information.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Rockland County Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics for the 2021-2022 flu season on various dates and locations. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome at all clinics. There is a $20 fee for those 6 months through 64 years old: cash or check accepted. For those with private health insurance, we will provide you with a receipt to submit to your health insurance for possible reimbursement. To make the process quicker, please print and bring the completed 2021-2022 FLU VACCINE FORM with you.

The vaccine is free of charge if you:

  • are 65 years and older (please bring identification with proof of age)
  • have Medicare or Medicaid (please bring your card)
  • are uninsured or underinsured

The Health Department is giving the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which does not contain preservatives, including thimerosal. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine clinics visit rocklandgov.com or call 845-364-2534.

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