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Mental Health Resources Available in Allegany County – How To Get Help For You or A Loved One

March 31, 2020 Mental Health Resources Available in Allegany County How To Get Help For You or A Loved One Belmont, New York- Allegany County Community Services and the Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition wish to stress the importance of seeking help for individuals who are struggling with emotional, mental, and social well-being. Confidential services […]


March 31, 2020 Allegany County Updated Statistics and Recovery

March 31, 2020 Allegany County Updated Statistics and Recovery The Allegany County Department of Health would like you to know that the 107 people released from isolation or quarantine includes some of our positive cases and other sick individuals who have recovered and are well. “People are recovering from COVID-19. They would not be released […]


Allegany County COVID-19 Updates

Earlier today the Health Department released that Allegany County suffered its first death from the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the individual who has died. The health and safety of all Allegany County residents is our top priority, and we ask that everyone do their part […]


ALLEGANY COUNTY SUFFERS FIRST DEATH FROM COVID–19

The Allegany County Department of Health was recently notified of the death of our first County resident. “To protect the family’s privacy, the only information we are releasing is that the person was over 60 years old and had other health conditions that could have compromised their recovery from COVID–19,” said Lori Ballengee, Public Health […]


Open Letter to Our Friends and Neighbors in Allegany County

March 29, 2020 Board of Legislators County Office Building, Room 201 7 Court Street Belmont, New York 14813 Phone: 585-268-9222 For Release: Immediately Contact:          Curtis W. Crandall, Chairman Carissa M. Knapp, County Administrator Office Phone: 585-268-9222 Open Letter to Our Friends and Neighbors in Allegany County On March 14 a State of Emergency was declared […]


Allegany County COVID-19 Cases Jump to Six (6)

March 28, 2020                                                                   For Release:  Immediately Contact:          Curtis W. Crandall, Chairman Carissa M. Knapp, County Administrator Office Phone:  585-268-9222 Allegany County COVID-19 Cases […]


ALLEGANY COUNTY IDENTIFIES THIRD and FOURTH CASES OF COVID–19

The Allegany County Department of Health identified our third and fourth cases of COVID-19 today, Saturday, March 28, 2020.  “We have already reached out to all direct contacts of the positive cases to ensure they are quarantined and/or isolated from the public,” said Brittney Schuld, Director of Patient Services for the Health Department. What we […]


Disaster Funds Available for Non-Profits Through FEMA

DHSES Recovery has asked us to conduct outreach to you regarding the start of applicant briefings for the COVID-19 Response under the Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-4480-DR issued for the State of New York by President Trump on 20 MAR 2020. On April 2, 2020, FEMA Recovery will begin holding applicant briefings for Region 5 WNY […]


Office for the Aging Still Open for Business

Medicare Insurance Counseling: We understand that individuals will continue to turn 65 or become Medicare eligible despite the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our office continues to provide Medicare insurance counseling to our community.  We are doing these insurance appointments via telephone, but we are here to help with your insurance needs. Congregate Centers: All Congregate Centers will […]


COVID-19 Statistics and Protocol

While Allegany County’s number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remains at two (2), New York State has become the U.S. epicenter of the virus outbreak with 44,635 confirmed cases, 6,481 hospitalizations, 1,583 ICU admissions, and 519 deaths.  The number of cases may actually be much higher than the confirmed case count indicates as many that contract […]