Town of Minisink

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Information regarding COVID

The US government will relaunch a program to provide free Covid-19 home tests to Americans, US Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday.


US households can order four free tests from starting September 25.


Will your expired COVID at-home tests still work? Check this FDA list


After a summer lull, COVID-19 is back and sending some New Yorkers digging into closets to find at-home COVID test kits, only to discover months-old expiration dates on boxes.


But before tossing the test kits, New Yorkers should check a federal website that explains how and why that expiration date on the box has actually been extended, in many cases, by months following analysis by the Food and Drug Administration.


When can I use an expired COVID test?

The expiration date for an at-home COVID-19 diagnostic test may be extended as additional stability data is collected, FDA says.

You can check the Expiration Date column of the List of Authorized At-Home OTC COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests( to see if the expiration date for your at-home OTC COVID-19 test has been extended and how to find any new expiration date.


Further details about the extension process are available on the FDA website,, or through the agency's hotline 1-888-INFO-FDA.


How much have COVID test expiration dates been extended?


In April, the FDA released the most recent list of COVID test kit extensions, including some that added months to the shelf-life of particular brands.


For example, one brand of Abbott's BinaxNOW COVID test kits received a 15-month to 22-month shelf-life extension. That means a kit with an expiration date on the box of May 12 is now safe to use until Dec. 12.


But other brands received shorter extensions, which underscored the importance of checking the list to get the most accurate details.


Will COVID tests work beyond extended expiration date?


Using at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests beyond their extended expiration dates is not recommended by the FDA.


COVID-19 tests and their components may degrade, or break down, over time, FDA says, and because of this, expired test kits could give inaccurate or invalid test results.


Do you need to take another COVID test after getting a negative?


Yes. The FDA recommends repeat testing following a negative COVID-19 antigen (at-home) test result whether or not you have COVID-19 symptoms.


COVID-19 antigen (at home) tests are less accurate than molecular tests and may not detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus early in an infection or in people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms.


Among the FDA recommendations:


If you have COVID-19 symptoms, test again 48 hours after the first negative test, for a total of at least two tests.

If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, test again 48 hours after the first negative test, then 48 hours after the second negative test, for a total of at least three tests.

If you get a positive result on any COVID-19 test, you most likely have COVID-19 and should follow the CDC guidance for people with COVID-19.


***Switching from STAR exemption 

to a check in NY***

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Making a Difference 

The Food Pantry 

at the 

Westtown Evangelical Presbyterian Church

807 Route 284, Westtown, NY  10998

Who: Town of Minisink & Greenville Residents  Only

When: The 3rd Saturday of every month

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

For more information or to make a donation 

call 845-726-3922 and leave a message 

Contact our Town Clerk to submit Community Event notices on this website. 

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-Must be submitted at least two weeks prior to event. 


Tel 845-726-3700

Fax 845-726-4205 



Town of Minisink

20 Roy Smith Drive 

Westtown, NY 10998

Regular Hours: 


9 am-3 pm

Evening Hours available by Appointment


Orange County recognizes National Suicide Prevention and Awareness 

National suicide prevention month

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Commissioner of Mental Health and Social Services Darcie Miller are recognizing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, which is observed each year in September.


According to data provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and the 12th leading cause of death in New York State. It is the second-leading cause of death for 10–34-year-olds. On average, 132 Americans die by suicide each day. In 2019, the suicide rate was 1.5 times higher for Veterans than for non-veteran adults over the age of 18. Ninety percent of those who died by suicide had a diagnosable mental health condition at the time of their death.


“People with mental health issues often feel isolated and alone,” Neuhaus said. “I am proud that Orange County offers a variety of excellent resources to help. The County’s dedicated Mental Health Staff, under Darcie Miller’s leadership, work hard to provide awareness and the necessary resources. Suicide is an issue in all segments of society, and help is just a phone call away for residents who feel overwhelmed or who believe someone close to them is at risk.”


The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers the following suggestions for talking with someone at risk of suicide:



“Recognizing the signs of suicide can help to save lives,” Miller said. “Given the right information, everyone can intervene to get help for suicidal or at-risk family members, friends, or acquaintances. Help is just a phone call away for residents who feel overwhelmed or think someone close to them is at risk.” 

 Miller noted that Orange County has a variety of suicide prevention resources for residents:


E-ZPass On-the-Go

The Town of Minisink is now a participating E-ZPass On-the-Go retailer!  You can purchase your prepackaged E-ZPass tag for $25.00 from our Town Clerk's Office.  There is no additional cost for getting an E-ZPass tag at an On-the-Go location, the full $25.00 payment is moved to your account as soon as you register your tag.  Its as E-Z as 1-2-3, stop by and purchase your tag, mount the tag in your vehicle and register your tag within 48 hours!  Stop by our Town Clerk's Office and get yours today!!

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