posted January 5, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. While availability is limited in the initial weeks of the vaccination program, more and more Livingston County residents will become eligible as the vaccine supply increases. Please do not schedule a vaccination and back out.  When you do this, the dose you reserved is thrown away.


In December 2020, two COVID-19 vaccines were authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and approved by New York's COVID-19 Clinical Advisory Task Force. New York State had developed a COVID-19 Vaccine Program that prioritizes distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine based on need and risk.

While the vaccination process is underway, everyone should wear a mask, social distance and avoid small and large gatherings.


According to the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Program, vaccination recipients are prioritized into phases based on science, clinical expertise and federal guidelines. One of New York’s prioritization strategies for vaccine distribution is designed to ensure early vaccination of the most vulnerable New Yorkers as well as essential front line workers. The phases are as follows:


· Phase 1: High-risk hospital workers; nursing home residents and staff; all long-term and congregate care residents and staff; EMS workers; and other health care workers, coroners and medical examiners


· Phase 2: First responders; teachers; school staff; childcare providers; public health workers; essential frontline workers who regularly interact with public or maintain critical infrastructure; other long-term care facility patients and individuals living in other congregate settings; and individuals in general population deemed particularly high risk due to comorbidities and health conditions


·  Phase 3: Individuals over 65; individuals under 65 with high-risk health conditions


·  Phase 4: All other essential workers


·  Phase 5: Remainder of the population


New York State is currently in the midst of Phase 1A and has provided the following 5-week vaccine prioritization schedule for this phase only.  

Week 1: Beginning of Campaign

-High-risk hospital staff, affiliates, volunteers and contract staff, following the clinical risk assessment guidance

Week 2: 12/21/20

-High-risk hospital staff including state-operated psychiatric centers
-Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel
-Medical examiners and coroners
-Funeral workers who have direct contact with infectious material and bodily fluids
-Health care or other high-risk direct care essential staff working in long-term care facilities and long-term congregate settings overseen by the state
-Persons living in long-term care facilities and in long-term congregate settings overseen by the state

Week 3: 12/28/20

-High-risk hospital and federally qualified health center staff, including state psychiatric centers
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel
- Medical examiners and coroners
- Agency staff and residents in congregate living situations run by the state
- Urgent care providers
- Any staff administering COVID-19 vaccinations


Week 4: 1/4/21

All populations included in Weeks 1- 3, as well as:
- All outpatient and ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care, or other staff in a position in which they have direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
- All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests and handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations

Week 5: 1/11/21

All populations included in Weeks 1-4, as well as:
- Home care workers
- Hospice workers
- Staff of nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities who did not receive a COVID-19 vaccination

Livingston County Department of Health (LCDOH) has not received the COVID-19 vaccine at this time. However, Tri-County Family Medicine and UR Medicine/Noyes Health are currently scheduling COVID-19 Moderna vaccine inoculations for all frontline health care workers in our service area. This includes all forms of health care (including dentistry, mental health, physical therapy, and chiropractic care) and includes direct service providers and support staff who interact face-to-face with the public. YOU MUST HAVE AN APPOINTMENT. NO WALK-INS. You must also provide proof of occupation. To schedule an appointment:


·Tri-County Family Medicine COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline - call 585-432-2304 or 585-432-2313

· UR Medicine/Noyes Health - register online here

According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County’s Public Health Director, “Along with our regional partners, we have been working on plans to distribute a vaccine since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis. Our goal is to quickly and safely distribute the vaccine to prioritized groups as it becomes available.”

It may be several months before the vaccine is available for the general public.

Please stay up to date by checking our website at, visiting Livingston County's social media sites or calling our toll-free hotline at 1-877-280-6775. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, contact our toll-free hotline at 1-877-280-6775 for more information. Hours are Monday - Friday, 8AM - 4PM.



posted December 9, 2020

As of December 9, 2020, per the NYS Office of Court Administration for the 7th Judicial District, operating protocols for Lima Town Court are restricted until further notice.  Vehicle and Traffic violation appearances are restricted. Defendants will be sent an informational letter providing options to respond to traffic violations without appearing in court. 


However, in person arraignments for Vehicle and Traffic Misdemeanors and Penal Law charges will be held based on request from either the District Attorney or Defense Counsel.  All current safety measures and PPE protocols must be followed. 


Please note, the Court Clerk will continue to be available Monday thru Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon to take payments, accept filings, and answer questions.  You can also call the court and leave a voice mail message, and your call will be returned on the following business day.  In addition, you can email the court per the email address provided on the Town of Lima website.  Thank you.





Congratulations Keith Arner

posted August 11, 2020

Congratulations to Keith Arner for 39 years of dedicated service to the Town of Lima!  Consequently, the Town of Lima is seeking to fill the position of Highway Superintendent.   It is open to Town of Lima residents only.  Salary is $72778.00 annually with benefits.  Experience with heavy equipment, snow removal, road work, earth work, paper work and crew management are essential.  CDL is a plus.  Interested parties should send a letter of interest and resume to Town Supervisor Falk, 7329 East Main St., Lima, NY 14485 by August 29th, 2020.


21 Gun Salute by the Legion Post

revised May 26, 2020



posted May 1, 2020

Together, the Livingston County Departments of EMS and Health want to remind citizens that heart attacks, strokes, and other emergencies do not stop for COVID-19. Seeking medical attention at the first sign of a heart attack, stroke, or any other serious medical emergency is critical to effective treatment and restoring good health.


Know the symptoms of a heart attack:

 Chest pain or discomfort

 Neck, shoulder, or jaw discomfort

 Shortness of breath

 Nausea, vomiting, cold sweats, or lightheadedness


Know the symptoms of a stroke:

 Facial droop

 Arm or leg weakness or numbness

 Speech difficulty

 Confusion

 Difficulty walking or loss of balance


While many are undoubtedly scared to call 911 or go to a hospital in these uncertain times, Livingston County EMS and the Department of Health want you to know that area hospitals and ambulance services are not only ready to care for any medical emergency, but have enacted many infection control measures to keep all patients safe.

If you or a loved one may be having a heart attack, stroke, or other medical emergency, call 911 at the first warning sign. Even during a pandemic, do not ignore warning signs. And lastly, don’t forget to call your doctor if you have any questions about your health.



posted March 18 2020

More here (PDF).

For more information on Coronavirus/COVID-19, please visit or call 1-877-280-6775.



posted March 12, 2020

For information about symptoms of the Coronavirus and how it is spread click here (PDF).



posted March 5, 2020

Information from the Livingston County Health Department, click here (PDF).



posted January 2, 2020

  • January 2nd 10 AM – Organizational

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*Joint Town & Village Meetings (4 per year) will be posted when dates are agreed upon


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posted December 23, 2020

There is more to the Pandemic than COVID19.  According to Michele Anuszkiewicz, Director of Livingston County Mental Health and Community Services, “Trends show that there has been a significant uptick in depression and anxiety since the COVID-19 crisis began. More people are also seeking comfort in drugs, alcohol and gambling. In addition, thoughts of suicide are on the rise.”



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