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Monday Update: First Suspected COVID-19 Death in Scarsdale, Last Day to Vote Absentee, Village Hall Closed this Week

coronavThe Westchester County Department of Health  is currently investigating the cause of death of an 89 year-old woman who passed away on Sunday morning March 15. According to police, she was tested for the virus on Saturday and officials expect that test to be positive. The woman shared her home with her daughter who is currently quarantined. It is unknown if the deceased had any underlying medical conditions. The woman lived in a multi-family building and the Scarsdale Police and the Westchester County Department of Health are providing guidance to the other building residents on how to protect themselves.

We wrote to the both the Village Manager and the Chief of Police to ask for the woman’s address but was told it could not be shared at this time.

As of Sunday March 15 the New York State Department of Health reports 196 positive cases in Westchester County and 329 in New York City. The total for NYS rose from 729 cases on Sunday March 15 to 950 on Monday March 16.

On Sunday Governor Cuomo announced that all casinos, gyms and movie theaters will close as of 8 pm on Monday. Starting Tuesday morning all restaurants, bars and cafes in New York City will close except for food take-out and delivery.

Scarsdale Village Election

In other news, the Village election will be held as planned on Wednesday March 18 from 6 am – 9 pm at the Scarsdale Congregational Church at 1 Heathcote Road. Anyone who prefers to vote by absentee ballot must do so by 5 pm today. You can download the absentee ballot application here, go to the window at Village Hall (it’s open!), receive your ballot immediately and vote there. Here is more information.

Village Hall to Close

Last, Scarsdale Village announced that other than the Village Clerk, Village Hall will be closed effective today, Monday, March 15 through Friday, March 20. However, the Village Clerk’s Office will remain open for election-related inquiries and for voting via absentee ballots. Police, fire, and sanitation services are not being interrupted and will be functioning as normal. The Public Safety Building, firehouses, and Recycling Center will operate as usual. The library and school are now closed. Schools are scheduled to re-open Thursday March 19, 2020.

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