Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Provides Updates on COVID-19

Announces Cancellation of Small Community Grants and Diversion of Funds

On Friday, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the cancellation of the Small Community Grant Program for the year 2020. The decision was made together with Legislature Chairman Daniel J. Reynolds.

Cancelling the grant program will free up $150,000 which will be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies. Specifically, the County will look to purchase:

• 50,000 N-95 masks
• 250,000 surgical masks
• 15,000 face shields
• 15,000 gowns
• 75,000 gloves
• 12 infrared thermometers
• Additional testing supplies

For updated information about COVID-19 numbers in Broome County, please visit

Broome County officials remind you to stay home, avoid contact with others, and if you feel sick and do not need immediate assistance, please contact your healthcare provider via phone or virtual health with questions prior to heading to the emergency room.

Publish Date
April 10, 2020