Coronavirus Resources for Employees

Dear Colleagues,

We've assembled the resources on this page to provide you with a one-stop landing page to reference in your journey through these unprecedented times. We hope it is helpful to you.

The Human Resources Department is available  Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to assist you. Email is the best way to reach us.  Please see the list below for more information. 

Attached here are three additional resources. The first is a Summary of Benefits Providers and their contact information. The second is a document we created to address the most frequent HR questions. Lastly, this Coronavirus Resources flyer puts many of the resources found on this page in printable form. 

Please check back often as we will be updating the content here to continue to provide useful and up-to-date information.

Sincerely,
The Human Resources Team

Click the names below for email:

Virginia Americo, Personnel  Clerk
Cynthia Bambace, Regional Certification Officer
Judy Bullitt, HR Clerk
Suzanne Doherty, Director of Human Resources
Joanne Lawson, Secretary to School Administrator
Mary Ann Melendez, Executive Assistant HR
Doris Quinn, Personnel  Assistant
Jodi Riverso, Benefits Coordinator
Alison Strauzer, Health Claims Processor

Coronavirus Hotlines

  • People under self-quarantine or exposure to a known case, call (866) 588-0195
  • NYS Department of Health coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline (888) 364-3065
  • New York State 24/7 hotline to speak directly with mental health professionals, (844) 863-9314.
  • Westchester, Putnam & Rockland Counties coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Call 211
  • Ulster County coronavirus Hotline (845) 443-8888
  • Dutchess County coronavirus Hotline (845) 486-3555

Mental Health Service Numbers

  • NYS Emotional Support for free, 24/7 online mental health services: (844) 863-9314 
  • Westchester County Department of Mental Health: (914) 995-1900; text (914) 461-7281
  • Rockland County Department of Mental Health (weekdays, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.): (845) 364-2955
  • Putnam County Mental Health: (845) 225-1222
  • Ulster County Mental Health (daily, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.): (844) 277-4820
  • Dutchess County Mental Health (24 hours): (845) 486-3555

Tips for Coping While Social Distancing

The following suggestions from the Mental Health Association of Westchester can help with the stress and anxiety of social distancing:

  • Set up video chats with groups of friends around the country and using the opportunity to reconnect.
  • Maintain a yoga practice by engaging with local studios live-streaming classes.
  • Read stories to grandchildren over video chat.
  • Schedule virtual coffee dates, dinners or workouts with friends.
  • Set aside time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air while maintaining an appropriate social distance.
  • Craft cards to send to nursing homes.
  • Connect with faith communities online.
  • Decorate sidewalks with uplifting messages and create rainbows to hang in windows. 
  • Explore no-cost books, movies and music from the Westchester Library System.
  • Start a daily gratitude journal to reflect on the good things that have happened and "silver linings."