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Coronavirus Information


If you worked at or visited Newburgh Free Library, Main Branch, at 124 Grand Street on Wednesday, November 18,  from 11am to 1pm, you may have been exposed to COVID-19.
An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 was at the library during this time.
Watch for symptoms of COVID-19 through December 2. These may include fever, chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, pinkeye, or an unexplained rash. Contact your physician with any concerns.


For the most up-to-date list of testing sites, please visit the New York State Website:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Orange County Department of Health at
845-291-2330 or the district at or 845-563-3412.

Real-time updates directly from the CDC

The most effective way to prevent the spread of germs

According to the CDC, washing your hands is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.

The CDC recommends you follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Why? Read the CDC’s science behind the recommendations »