COVID-19 Update 4/6/20

COVID 19 Update 4/6/20


Pelham Manor's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is thirty-two (32) as of yesterday afternoon, according to the Westchester County portal.  As previously reported, there is a significant gap between when New York State receives testing information and when the State sends it to the County.  Please note that certain people on our list have been cleared by healthcare professionals to discontinue quarantine measures.


The County Executive reported on Friday that COVID-19 has claimed 71 lives in Westchester and mentioned the passing of Eastchester Town Board member Glenn Bellitto, who had been hospitalized with the virus. Flags will fly at half-staff at County facilities in honor of all Westchester residents who have died from COVID-19.


New York State is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to erect a temporary field hospital with 120 beds at the Westchester County Center.  The County expects this hospital to be completed and able to receive patients on April 17th.  Admissions will be coordinated with White Plains Hospital. Securing ventilators and hospital staff remains a focus statewide.  For the Governor's full update on 4/5/20, please see the link below:


If you experience COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), please call the Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065 to speak with a representative and determine whether you should be tested at the Glen Island facility in New Rochelle.  Walk-ins are not accepted. Please do not visit a doctor’s office or an emergency room without calling ahead first.


Please remember to adhere to the Governor's order directing New Yorkers to maintain a distance of six feet from others in public.  It is imperative for each of us to practice social distancing in order to stop the spread of this virus.  As always, please continue to follow the hygiene and safety guidance from the CDC and the NYS and Westchester County Departments of Health to protect yourself and the community.