COVID-19 Updates

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Below is a list of updates, things to do, things not to do, meetings, closing, openings, things you need to know/might want to know. We will update the list as new items come in. The most rece…

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Danielle Butin is a force to be reckoned with. She and her 12-member staff have been on the supply end of the COVID-19 outbreak, working from a 40,000-square-foot warehouse in Yonkers and sear…

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Editor’s note: The following was adapted from a policy paper developed by representatives of the New York Press Association.

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A tax relief bill introduced by Westchester County Executive George Latimer to the county board of legislators this week would defer to July 15 any late fees for payment of county taxes, which…

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For many Jews in Westchester and around the world, the core question asked during the Passover Seder — “Why is this night different from all other nights?” — will take on a deeper meaning this year.

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Father Thomas Lynch likes to walk around the parking lot of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and pray the rosary. Times are different with social distancing guidelines in place due to the COVID…

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For some parents of children in the Scarsdale’s elementary schools, students’ e-learning progress when it comes to balancing synchronous (teacher-led in a group setting) and asynchronous (inde…

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With COVID-19 cases in New York accelerating and hospitals in Manhattan hitting capacity, medical groups in Westchester, including Westmed Urgent Care, are funneling patients into virtual visi…

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Morris Mayer’s small upholstery shop, Plaza Park Interiors in Mamaroneck, is usually very busy. The seamstresses especially are used to the hectic nature of the business and the cutting tables…

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The Edgemont School District and members of the community participated in its first-ever remote access meeting of the board of education on Tuesday, March 24, to discuss current and future dis…

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Aware that the contagious COVID-19 virus is everywhere and local supplies of protective equipment are running very low, the Scarsdale Chinese Association donated 3,000 surgical masks Friday, M…

There’s only one story now, the coronavirus. But when you think about it, it’s really not one story at all. Coronavirus, or COVD-19, is many stories, hundreds of stories, or, in our communitie…

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Renovations for the Scarsdale High School auditorium and about three dozen other expenditures totaling $3.4 million will likely be deferred or cut, due to an urgent need to trim expenses from …

Seniors: Maryellen Saenger, and her team of volunteers, are at your service. There’s only one catch: you have to request help or she and her helpers won’t know you need it.

Recreation is hard to come by in the world of COVID-19 while social distancing and cutting down on contact with people and as many common physical surfaces as possible is in place. That’s West…

During their first virtual Zoom meeting March 24, the village trustees unanimously passed a resolution to transfer approximately $1.25 million from the 2019-20 budget into a contingency accoun…

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With most of us sequestered at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, it seems there’s nowhere to go. Yet incredibly, more than a hundred Scarsdale residents have logged thousands of miles whil…

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A White Plains resident queued up her car March 23 in a line at Scarsdale Medical Group (SMG) on Heathcote Road. She was one of dozens of patients coming each day to SMG’s drive-through COVID-…

If there is any silver lining to the novel coronavirus pandemic, perhaps it is that we have all been momentarily reminded of our intrinsic commonality: we are all humans occupying the same pla…

It started with limiting large gatherings, then moved to smaller gatherings. Now it’s no gatherings.

With families social distancing or quarantining at home due to the national outbreak of COVID-19, the Edgemont Community Council developed a community connect program to help get supplies to h…

The family decided this week that the well-intentioned project was not going to work out.

Over the past few weeks, hundreds of U.S. colleges have closed their campuses in one of the country’s latest efforts to help “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many students were gi…

The Inquirer interviewed Major Patrick Cordova, who was with 66 National Guard personnel deployed to help with deep cleaning throughout the JCC of Mid-Westchester on Monday. The troops will mo…

In a continuing effort to help stem the community spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Edgemont School District announced on March 16 that district buildings would remain closed to students…

COVID-19 has turned our world upside down, slowed it to a crawl and made us stop to think about the precariousness of the ordinary and the power of the unknown.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, municipalities and school districts are dreaming up new ways to communicate with the public and conduct regular business without endangering the welfare of town,…

Like the rest of the world, Evan Moretti is at the mercy of COVID-19.

After a Scarsdale Middle School faculty member tested positive for COVID-19, schools closed March 9 and classes ceased for a week. But Scarsdale schools officially launched e-learning — or dis…

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Westchester County Executive George Latimer each declared a state of emergency earlier this week due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, which led, in part, to a mandated cl…

The COVID-19 pandemic led New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to issue an executive order Monday, March 16, delaying village elections statewide. Scarsdale and other Westchester municipalities with ele…

An 89-year-old resident of Scarsdale who died Sunday morning, March 15, may have been a victim of COVID-19. The woman had been tested for coronavirus one day earlier and, according to a releas…

Scarsdale officials this evening announced village hall administrative offices will close March 16-20, but the clerk’s office will be open Monday, March 16 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for electio…

After a middle school faculty member tested positive for COVID-19 and Scarsdale schools closed for eight days as a precautionary measure, students are processing how the days off will affect t…

Throughout all of the twists and turns of this COVID-19 epidemic, one key fact has persisted: the people most seriously affected by the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus are those over the age of …

Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday, March 8, that all schools in the district would close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” after school officials learned a middle s…

The World Health Organization labeled the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a pandemic, Wednesday, March 11, with more than 1,000 people infected in the U.S., and the number of confirmed cases is e…

The feelings of outrage and shock that erupted over perceived bigotry toward China at an emergency preparedness meeting at village hall Tuesday night nearly overshadowed the sense of urgency a…

“Tao, are you sure you still want to go back to China for the Spring Festival? There is a new coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan right now,” a close friend asked me through WeChat (the equivalent o…

Members of Scarsdale’s Chinese-American community took offense at a presentation by Dr. Harish Moorjani, medical director for the Infectious Disease Clinic at Westchester Medical Center, as he…

Communication, cancellations and a call for calm in preventing an outbreak of COVID-19 in the school district was at the top of the agenda at the Edgemont Board of Education meeting Tuesday, M…

Even in the best of times, broaching serious subjects with children can be tricky. And these are most definitely not the best of times. With coronavirus circulating in the community, it’s hard…

Dr. Kenneth Croen of Scarsdale Medical Group, an infectious disease specialist affiliated with White Plains Hospital, said his office has been “inundated” in recent days and he’s concerned abo…

The familiar thud of a lacrosse ball bouncing off an outside wall of the gym. The sound of a disc whirling through the air at the turf field. Running shoes pounding the oval track.

Scarsdale Public Schools announced Sunday night, March 8, that all schools in the district will close March 9 through March 18 “in an abundance of caution” and “social distancing” after school…

Pandemic fears turned into local reality this week as the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus impacted Westchester County.

The 1918 influenza pandemic, caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin, was the most severe pandemic in recent history. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the v…

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread overseas, some parents of students in Scarsdale are questioning the school district about specific measures being taken to protect the school commu…

In response to the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Scarsdale’s large Chinese community “has been on high alert,” a…