Greene County to distribute 21K KN95 masks
Ted Remsnyder is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media Greene County officials have received a new supply of KN95 masks to distribute to residents. The shipment of 21,000 masks were received from the state last week. To facilitate distribution, Greene County Public Health is looking for local community groups and organizations to serve as pickup points for the free masks. “We’ll place them all around the county,” Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said. “They’ll be in various locations, like fire halls. The Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, has a list of places where we can drop these things off.” Organization and community groups interested in distributing the masks are asked to contact Emergency Manager Specialist Dan King via email at emergency [at] gc911eoc [dot] com. Greene County Emergency Services will distribute the masks to 25 locations throughout the county, including Coxsackie Village Hall, the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Cairo, Durham Town Hall, the Athens Fire Department, the New Baltimore Animal Hospital, the Heermance Memorial Library in Coxsackie and Catskill Village Hall. The county reported its 92nd death on December 23, when an unidentified man in his 80s, who had comorbidities, died in hospital. According to Groden, the man was not vaccinated against COVID-19 at the time of his death. As of Dec. 23, 66.1 percent of Greene County residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The county has reported 5,865 positive cases since the pandemic began in March 2020. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.