Please join our Zoom meeting at 7:00 on Feb 11th [enter from portal on the Town Website Home Page]. Marc will discuss the benefits of becoming a Climate Smart Community [nothing scary involved] and will answer questions. I am so very pleased to be working with our County Executive so we can become educated on this program.
Congratulations to the five winners of our First Stanford Photography Contest.
Claire Eskdale, First Place with Untitled
Frank Sellenberg, Second Place with One of Nature’s Gifts
and tied for Third Place, Curtis DeVito with Sunset after a Storm , Nancy Kryzak with Autumn in New York and Josh Nathanson with Buttercup Audubon Preserve
Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Updates Quarantine Guidance Following Change by New York State Department of Health
Quarantine time period adjusted from 14 days to 10 days
IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC DURING QUARANTINE
Following a guidance change for COVID quarantine requirements from the New York State Department of Health, the Dutchess County Department of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH) has amended the quarantine time period for individuals exposed to COVID-19 from 14 days to 10 days following the last exposure if no symptoms are reported during the quarantine. This change is effective immediately.
Quarantine for individuals exposed to COVID-19 ends after 10 days, without a test required, IF there are no symptoms reported during the quarantine period. Additionally, exposed individuals must:
An “exposed” individual, or “close contact” are individuals who were within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID -19 for 10 minutes or more total in a 24-hour period when the person was contagious. Contagious is defined as two days before symptoms began (or two days before positive test if there are no symptoms).
“This is an important change that aligns New York State guidance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and will help end confusion on quarantine timelines,” said Dr. Anil Vaidian, DBCH Commissioner.
“Though the quarantine period is now shorter, individuals exposed to COVID-19 should remain vigilant. Anyone who develops symptoms while under quarantine OR through day 14 from the last date of exposure, should assume they are infectious and immediately isolate themselves and seek a diagnostic test,” said Dr. Vaidian noted.
Quarantine documents and other information on the Dutchess County Government website will be updated this week. New York State and local contact tracers are also being advised of the guidance change.
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CONTINUE: a poem
By Maya Angelou
My wish for you
Is that you continue
To be who and how you are
To astonish a mean world
With your acts of kindness
To allow humor to lighten the burden
Of your tender heart
In a society dark with cruelty
To let the people hear the grandeur
Of God in the pearls of your laughter
To let your eloquence
Elevate the people to heights
They had only imagined
To remind the people that
Each is as good as the other
And that no one is beneath
Nor above you
To remember your own young years
And look with favor upon the lost
And the least and the lonely
To put the mantel of your protection
Around the bodies of
The young and defenseless
To take the hand of the despised
And diseased and walk proudly with them
In the high street
Some might see you and
Be encouraged to do likewise
To plant a public kiss of concern
On the cheek of the sick
And the aged and infirm
And count that as a
Natural action to be expected
To let gratitude be the pillow
Upon which you kneel to
Say your nightly prayer
And let faith be the bridge
You build to overcome evil
And welcome good
To ignore no vision
Which comes to enlarge your range
And increase your spirit
To dare to love deeply
And risk everything
For the good thing
Happily in the sea of infinite substance
Which set aside riches for you
Before you had a name
And by doing so
You and your work
Will be able to continue
We are so happy to be forming the Dot Burdick Park Advisory Committee to envision and design what will become a walking trail and contemplative green space in The town of Stanford. We are looking for volunteers with diverse skills including landscape design, creative use of outdoor space, perhaps public sculpture…..Eventually we will need tons of volunteers to physically create the park, but if you are interested in mapping out a vision for the land, please download the application on the Town’s website snd submit it to Ritamary Bell
Rbell@townofstanford.org. This will be a wonderful, all hands on deck project for our community!!!
We received a letter from the North Pole! Santa will be visiting Stanfordville on December 19th and our firemen will be escorting him around town. We’ll post the route and schedule in a few days. In the meantime, start practicing your wave
Santa Run December 19 Open this link to see Santa’s Route!