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21 October 2020 09:04PM
Sarah Trafton

www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/publicservicenews/greene-calls-on-cuomo-for-action/article_069abae1-8ea4-54fa-a233-f3c773c75491.html

CATSKILL — County officials called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision on Wednesday to take immediate action to address the COVID-19 outbreak at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie.

Following an outbreak at the state prison, which has 1,157 inmates in its custody and employs 652 people, officials are calling for visitation and transfers to end, testing for staff and mandatory tests prior to an inmate’s release.

Some of the officials’ requests are being met, said Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/publicservicenews/greene-calls-on-cuomo-for-action/article_069abae1-8ea4-54fa-a233-f3c773c75491.html

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Scott Myers 22 October 2020 07:12AM
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Kimberly Kaplan
Director of Greene County Public Health 411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Re: Demand to enforce COVID-19 protective practices by County and Village police
Dear Ms. Kaplan:
This is a request, in your role as Director of Public Health, to provide instruction to the County Police regarding COVID-19 protective equipment and procedures, then ORDER that they wear protective protection, and then enforce the procedures.
Then, in your role as Director of Public Health, provide instruction for the Village of Catskill Police regarding COVID-19 protective equipment and procedures, then ORDER that they wear protective protection, and then enforce the procedures.
As you know binding State Executive Order from Governor Cuomo requires masks to protect from COVID-19.1
The COVID-19 statistics for Greene County are not good.2
In Greene County, 238 people tested positive for Corona Virus. 64 are active, and 15 died of the virus here in Greene County.
1,000s of New York City police have tested positive for COVID-19, over 29 have died.3
The behaviors of the Village of Catskill Police put me in danger by exposure to their staff without masks.
This is a request to respond in writing that you will instruct and order that County and Village police wear protective equipment and use COVID-19 safe protocols.
1 http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19_EO
2 https://www.greenegovernment.com/respon...
county-ny
3 https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home
May 20, 2020

I’ve worked since 9/11 to make Greene County safe for myself and family. So far I’ve failed. The COVID-19 response doesn’t seem adequate. The failure of the County and Village police to follow safe practices must change. As you know, management of this virus, absent an effective vaccine, requires safe distancing, face masks, and all other due caution.
I look forward to your response.
Very truly yours,
Scott Myers
4 Seasons Motel
5063 Route 32, Room 14
C.c. The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224
Howard A. Zucker
Commissioner of New York State Department of Health Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza,
Albany, NY 12237
Peter Kusminsky
Greene County Sheriff 411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-3300, Fax 6832
David Darling, Chief
Ronald Frascillo, Lieutenant Village of Catskill Police Dept. 422 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-2244
Joe Stanzione
Greene County District Attorney 411 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Angelo Scaturro
Greene County Public Defender
Catskill, NY
12414

411 Main Street Catskill, NY 12414
Hon. Lisa Fisher
Supreme Court, Greene County New York Unified Court System 320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414-0297
Hon. Charles Tailleur
County Court, Greene County New York Unified Court System 320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414-0297
Hon. Terry Wilhelm
County Court, Greene County New York Unified Court System 320 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414-0297
Hon. Richard Paolino
Village and Town of Catskill Judge 422 Main Street
Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-9544
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