City of Little Falls:
From the Mayor: In an effort to reduce the opportunity for exposure to the coronavirus, Little Falls City Hall will be closed to the public. All of the offices will still be manned, we ask that you call and they will direct you on how to proceed depending on what the specific issue is. The general number for City Hall is 315-823-0200 (that gets you to the “if you need the police, press…” option). Please let me know if there are any questions and thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
Little Falls Volunteer Corps:
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM…
If you or someone you know is concerned about access to food or supplies during this time here is some helpful information and links:
- Little Falls Food Pantry: 45 Furnace Street Tuesday-Fri 12pm-2pm – Call 315-823-1793
Dolgeville Big M offers at-home delivery of groceries. Monday-Friday. All orders taken before 12:00 PM will be delivered the same day. Orders taken after 12:00 PM will be delivered the following day. There is a $5.00 delivery fee and a $50.00 minimum order. Orders can be phoned in to 315-429-8518 or emailed to email@example.com
Herkimer Walmart offers Grocery Delivery: https://grocery.walmart.com/
Price Chopper offers pick up services when you sign up through instacart: https://www.instacart.com/price-chopper-ny
Kinney Drugs has pharmacy delivery services options.
CVS Pharmacy also offers delivery options for medications
The Cafe at Stone Mill is offering FREE BAGGED LUNCHES to all school-age children from 11:30 am-1 pm, starting Monday (3/16/20). Choice of PB&J or Egg Salad with chips and juice
If you know of any other places/organizations providing assistance let us know so we can update our list!
Little Falls School District Information:
Meal Service During Closure
The district will be delivering food directly to homes using school buses on Mondays and Thursdays of each week. Meals for multiple days will be delivered each time. Deliveries will be between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM.
We will no longer be serving at our grab-and-go sites
Volunteers have been making calls to set up drop off. If you haven’t been contacted, or haven’t called back yet, please contact Stephanie Johnson at (315) 823-1400 x 1431 as soon as possible to let her know if you want meals delivered. Please note that meals are free and available to ALL students during the school closure.
If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please contact Stephanie Johnson at 315-823-1470.
All grades 3-8 NYS Assessments (Math/ELA/Science) are canceled for the 2019-2020 school year.
High School/Middle School/Benton Hall Academy
The Governor has extended the school closure until April 15, 2020.
In compliance with the Governor’s order, all school building offices will be closed until further notice. For all school matters, please contact the District Office – 315-823-1470 between 9 am and 2 pm.
CSE meetings will continue to take place in a virtual manner.
Our nursing staff has addressed all student medication issues.
Little Falls Family YMCA Information:
EFFECTIVE 8:00 pm MARCH 16, 2020
All programs and fitness/gym areas at the Little Falls Family YMCA – 15 Jackson Street Little Falls 315-823-1740 and the YMCA of the Mohawk Valley – 83 East Main Street, Mohawk 315-866-6570 will be closed until further notice. The central offices at both locations will remain open selected hours.
The Little Falls Area Food Pantry – 45 Furnace Street, Little Falls, and The Community Co-op – 589 East Albany Street, Little Falls will remain open as regularly scheduled.
We will be coordinating with other community partners to provide services as they are developed and scheduled.
Little Falls Public Library:
The Little Falls Public Library will be closed until March 30th. Near the end of March, the Board will discuss and reevaluate the situation.
During this time:
- Late fines and fees will be waived. Please do not worry about accruing them.
- Hoopla and Overdrive are still available for e-reading.
- Updates will be posted on our Facebook page, our website, and the doors of the Library.
- You may still return books to the book drop. They will be taken care of.
Little Falls Restaurants:
If you have any changes to your hours or this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the most up to date information on the COVID-19 health care response, please contact your county health department, the New York State Department of Health (coronavirus.health.ny.gov), and check for updates from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus). It is crucial that everyone continues to follow CDC guidelines for preventing COVID-19.
The federal government has provided states with new resources and flexibility to grant unemployment benefits to workers laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unemployment claims are now being expedited. Please visit the Department of Labor’s website: labor.ny.gov/unemploymentassistance.
If you have questions about this process or need further assistance, click here to find the contact information for your local state representative, or call Congressman Brindisi’s office at 315-732-0713.
Resources for Small Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued Disaster Declarations to all New York counties and opened an online application portal for small businesses to apply for its Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Upstate New York businesses can apply for low-interest, emergency loan assistance through the SBA. Applicants are encouraged to apply online at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela or call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955.
Coronavirus Tax Relief
New York State’s tax deadline has also been moved to July 15, 2020. More information on the ways the Department of Taxation and Finance can assist during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at www.tax.ny.gov.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues electronic benefits that can be used like cash to purchase food. SNAP helps low-income working people, senior citizens, the disabled, and others feed their families. Learn more to see if you are eligible and apply for SNAP here: www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap. Our local food banks can also help with this application.
Additional food bank resources can be found by calling:
- Food Bank of Central New York – 315-437-1899
Meals on Wheels provides nutritious home-delivered meals to help seniors and people with disabilities. You can learn more about eligibility and services available in your neighborhood by visiting www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/find-meals.
Herkimer County has a call center with a dedicated phone line for any questions regarding COVID-19. The call center can be reached by dialing 315-867-1351.