Caz COVID Response

Summary of current information and resources to assist Cazenovia-area residents in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Call 315-655-3041 or email cazcovidresponse@gmail.com

for assistance or to provide updates

In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Cazenovia-area agencies have teamed up to create a central hub for local needs and resources. Click on one of the buttons below for more information.

Important Information

CazCOVID Response Line:

315-655-9063 or email cazcovidresponse@gmail.com for general information and assistance. Staffed 9am-3pm; leave a message after hours. You can also fill out our help request form.

CRIS: 315-655-5743 or visit https://cris-caz.com/ for needs related to Seniors 55+

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Local Updates & News

(current 7/14/20 @ 6:45 am)

Keep up the good work! Active cases within Madison County (3 total as of 7/13/20 with 2 in the Town of Cazenovia) are at their lowest level since March 23. Please stay vigilant so we avoid a resurgence of cases. (7/14/20)

THANK YOU for continuing to observe good protocols of social-distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing locally. We are back down to 1 active case in the Town of Cazenovia (and entire school district) according to today's Mad Co Health Department update. Most of the cases that were reported last week were within a limited family/social circle and have resolved over time. (6/26/20)

Local banks need your coins! Due to a disruption of operations at US mints, deliveries of coins to our local banks have been held up and businesses need change for their customers as they reopen. Paper coin rolls are available from all local banks to cash in those jars of change you have at home. Use the money to shop locally! (6/26/20)

Help still needed for Saturday's Dairy Drive in New Woodstock. Packaging of food products will begin at 10:30 am and the distribution starts at 1:00 pm at the old school (intersection of School St and Main St in New Woodstock). Please help if you can. (6/26/20)

A significant spike of positive Covid-19 tests has occurred in Cazenovia this week with the Madison County Health Department reporting 1 case on June 16, 4 total on June 17 and 11 total as of June 18. This was not due to a "public exposure" (eg: in a park) but rather due to person-to-person transmission within a defined group. Nonetheless, the speed with which one case can multiple into many is a vivid reminder that we must all continue to adhere to good basic principles: practice social distancing, even when outside, wear a mask when you cannot or whenever you enter a place of business or enclosed area, wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. (6/18/20)

NYS has announced that gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed in Phase Three of reopening, up from the limit of 10 . (6/16/20)

Youth sports in low-risk categories such as baseball, softball, gymnastics, field hockey, cross country and crew can begin on July 6th. Each child player can have two spectators at games or events. (6/16/20)

NYS has announced that the CNY region can begin Phase III of reopening (restaurants and personal care) on June 12. For detailed guidance, go to: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-three-industries (6/11/20)

Many recreation activities are now allowed as per recently published guidelines from NYS. Some allowable activities that pertain to our area are listed here:

  • Parks and other open public spaces, except playgrounds and other areas of congregation where social distancing cannot be abided

  • Outdoor, low-risk recreational activities are permitted so long as social distancing and cleaning/disinfecting measures are in place:

    • swim classes and swim instruction.

    • tennis and other racket games, such as badminton, pickleball, racquetball; batting cages

    • golf and driving ranges, except miniature (mini) golf, with food and retail services subject to the restrictions that are currently in effect within the region

    • toss/bowl games, such horseshoes, bocce, bean bag toss, croquet; shuffleboard

    • flying disc games, such as disc golf and frisbee; shooting ranges

    • non-motorized boat use and rentals, such as row boats, kayaks, canoes; Marinas, boatyards, and recreational marine manufacturers, for ongoing marina operations and boat repair/maintenance, Restaurant activity at such sites are limited to take-out or delivery only. (6/9/20)

Property tax abatements filing deadline is now July 15, 2020. (6/9/20)

The Cazenovia Village and Town Boards approved the July 4th Parade with some modifications (e.g.- a longer parade route). Stay tuned for more information! (6/11/20)

The Cazenovia Independence Run/Walk will be a virtual run conducted from July 1 to July 7th in lieu of the traditional July 4th Races. Proceeds will go to the Cross Country and Volleyball teams as well as the Cazenovia Fire Department and CAVAC. You can sign up here until July 7th. (6/11/20)

Outdoor dining is now open in our region. Local restaurants that wish to take advantage of outdoor dining as noted in the County Order need to complete a brief application at the Village Office, provide proof of insurance and follow the health and safety guidelines in the Village's existing "Sidewalk Cafe" ordinance. Restaurants outside the Village should contact their Township to determine if there are any local regulations in place. (6/11/20)

New York State authorized outdoor dining for restaurants effective June 4. The regional metrics for Central New also show us as being on track to begin Phase III on June 12. (see https://forward.ny.gov/regional-unpause-dashboard ) (6/6/20)

For detailed guidance on current Phase II requirements for businesses, go to: https://forward.ny.gov/phase-two-industries (6/6/20)

Free COVID-19 testing is available at the CVS in Manlius. You must meet certain criteria, fill out a questionnaire online, and get an appointment time. (6/1/20)

There will be a free dairy, produce, and meat drive-thru in New Woodstock on Sat, June 27th on School Rd. More details to come. (6/1/20)

Cazenovia Public Library has opened drop boxes for returns. Items checked out before March 15th are due July 1st. Curbside service begins June 15th. (6/1/20)

Central New York is currently in Phase II of the Restart NY Plan. Detailed information about what is included in these phase is at https://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase. (6/1/20)

It is imperative that all citizens understand that MASKS ARE REQUIRED to be served by any business open as part of the Phase I or Phase II Restart NY. It is not optional, but a condition of the Restart program. Both service providers and patrons are required to wear a mask and shop owners will refuse service to those who refuse to cooperate. This is both a health and economic necessity. Be considerate of the service providers who come into contact with scores of people every day and do your part to keep our local economy moving forward by preventing a setback. (5/21/20)

The outer door to the Village of Cazenovia offices (90 Albany St) is open for people who need assistance with documents or require a higher level of service. Residents are still encouraged to do as much as possible by mail, phone or email, but assistance will now be available through the service windows for those who need help. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer that is available on site for the safety of our staff. (5/28/20)

There are now picnic tables available in four village parks for residents to enjoy with their families. There are nine tables available in the Lakeside Pavilions with seven more throughout the park, eight available in Lakeland Park, three in Memorial Park and one available in our new Creekside Park behind the library. Residents are reminded that Lakeside and Creekside Parks are "carry-in/carry-out" with regard to trash. Please keep all our parks clean. Support one of our local businesses and enjoy a meal "out" with your family. Please continue to practice social distancing from other groups. Residents are encouraged to wipe down the tables before and after use. (5/28/20)

Beginning 5/22/20 the Walmart at 2024 Genesee St, Oneida, will provide COVID-19 Testing. You must meet testing criteria. This testing site will use a self-administered nasal swab test. You can make an appointment here. Times are: Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays weekly fro 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (NOTE: The site will be closed for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, but will open Tuesday, May 26, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and resume its regular schedule on Wednesday.)(5/20/20)

COVID-19 anitbody testing is available at Well Now at 109 Genesee St, Oneida. Clients must meet criteria. Walk-ins welcome or can call ahead - (315) 231-5530 (5/20/20)

New York State is hiring for the new contract tracing initiative. The contract tracing initiative will aim to call every person diagnosed with COVID-19, establish all contacts of this person, and proceed to call and maintain ongoing communication with every contact. In addition, the team will support the isolation and quarantine of individuals, as appropriate in cooperation with the Local Health Department. Work can be conducted remotely. To be considered for contract tracing team roles, candidates must be a New York State resident 18 years of age or older; meet the position description requirements; go through an interview process; and complete a training and certification program. There is a 1 year commitment. If you are interested in applying, please sign up here. Please direct any questions about the contact tracing initiative here. (5/20/20)

Governor Cuomo has outlined a Phased Re-Opening Plan for businesses in New York State starting May 15th. A region-by-region dashboard has been created to track each region's readiness to begin re-opening. The Central New York Region met the requirements for Phase I re-opening on May 14. Details of the types of businesses that can re-open in Phase I and guidelines for those businesses can be found here. Click on the link to your business sector on the left side of that page followed by the links to your specific guidelines and safety plan template. Businesses will need to complete and affirm their compliance to the guidelines in order to re-open. (5/15/20)

Free testing is now available without an appointment or referral at Syracuse Community Health Center, 819 S Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13202. To be triaged for Covid-19 call the regional hotline at (315) 464-3979 when you arrive. Drive to the back of the building, stay in your car and await instructions from personnel on site. Most Urgent Care Centers now also offer walk-in COVID-19 testing without an appointment to those showing COVID-19 symptoms. However, some charge fees. For details, see our Health&COVID-19 webpage. (5/14/20)

NY State of Health has extended a Special Enrollment Period for health insurance through June 15 for uninsured individuals in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency. New Yorkers without health insurance can apply for a plan. (5/5/20)

The Lakeside Boat Launch is now open 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. Season permits may be purchased at the Village Offices at 90 Albany St. There will be no entry on the lake without a permit. Daily permits are available from a lake steward on duty at the launch.(5/5/20)

As the weather improves and more of us want to get outside... local parks are OPEN, but please remember to use social distancing for non-family groups. Large gatherings are not permitted and you should at least have a face mask with you to use in case a circumstance that does not allow for social distancing arises. (4/28/20)

As some of our local businesses begin to re-open, consider how you can change your purchasing habits to support them. The pandemic has had a major impact on small businesses. We will need to support them if they are to remain viable for our community. Buy local when you can! (4/28/20)

MORE GOOD NEWS -- as a community we WILL find new and creative ways to observe treasured local events like Memorial Day and July 4th. Stay tuned for more details and be thinking of ways you could help events like these to be healthy and memorable! (4/23/20)

Effective Friday, April 17, all people in New York are required to wear a mask or a face covering when out in public in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained, such as on public transportation or shopping. Wearing a face covering does not negate other precautions — New Yorkers are still directed to stay at home for all but essential errands. (4/15/20)

Protocols about social distancing remain important to maintain our community's health. Local law enforcement will engage and educate the public to ensure we remain compliant with these mandates. (4/28/20)

Remote Learning at CCSD extended to May 15 and June Regents exams cancelled per state order. For the most current update on information related to Cazenovia Central go here. (4/16/20)

Beginning this week, Cazenovia Central School lunch pick-up/drop-off will be conducted on Mon/Tues/Thurs (NOT Wed/Fri). Extra meals will be distributed on Tues/Thurs to account for Wed/Fri. Pick-up is still 8 to 11 am in the High School Parking Lot. (4/28/20)

Sign up to receive email updates from New York State on coronavirus news and policy changes here. (3/22/20)

The Madison County Transfer Station for trash will continue to operate on their normal schedule. For an updated list of what county services are still available, go to: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=200 (3/21/20)

The Cazenovia Public Library has temporarily removed the blocks on library cards which have recently expired or have too many fines. (3/20/20)

To view the most recent COVID response information from Cazenovia Central School click here. (3/20/20)

New York State's Department of Financial Services has issued a new directive to New York State mortgage servicers to provide 90-day mortgage relief to mortgage

Cazenovia Central School District says: "While our buildings are closed, our Wi-Fi is accessible to students." Click here for maps showing where it is available. (3/19/20)

Starting 3/19/20 and until further notice, all Tops stores will be open only to shoppers who are 60 and older and/or disabled from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday “to address the concerns of our most vulnerable population,” the company said in a statement. (3/18/20)

Kinneys and Walgreens are both offering delivery services for prescriptions. Contact the stores for details. (3/17/20)

All local Town and Village Courts will be shut down until further notice. All current cases will be adjourned to a later date. (3/16/20)

Call 655-9063 or email cazcovidresponse@gmail.com if you have updates for this site or just tell us how we're doing!