Message from James Seeley,

Interim Director Essex County Cornell Cooperative Extension

Dear volunteers, community members, partners and supporters,

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Essex Counties has spent the past few weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its devastating impact. Our thoughts are with those who have been directly affected and we aim to support those who are at the forefront of the battle to contain this virus.

CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution, all on-site and off-site programs, workshops & 4-H activities (including 4-H Club meetings) are cancelled effective immediately until further notice.

In addition, our offices will be closed to the public, including our volunteers, beginning on Thursday, March 19, again, until further notice.
Please be assured we are committed to supporting our communities through this very difficult time and encourage you to visit our website regularly for up-to-date information including links to relevant websites.

If you have questions that require immediate attention, please feel free to contact the following:

We thought we would share this message that is circulating as it really struck a chord with us…please stay safe!

Conversations will not be cancelled
Relationships will not be cancelled
Love will not be cancelled
Songs will not be cancelled
Reading will not be cancelled
Self-care will not be cancelled


For more information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please go to one of the following: CCE NY Extension Disaster Education Network websiteCCE NY Extension Disaster Education Network FacebookCCE NY Extension Disaster Education Network Twitter

NYS Department of Health (1-866-881-2809)

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office in advance if you require special accommodations.

If you have a disability and are having trouble accessing information on this newsletter or need materials in an alternate format, Contact essex@cornell.edu for assistance.

Cooperative Extension puts a wealth of useful, research-based information at your finger tips!

In addition to what you'll find here on our website, we offer free or low-cost workshops on topics that range from how to make healthy food on a budget to starting a home vegetable garden. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit the CCE-Essex offices to learn more. We're here to help, with information -- and people -- you can trust!

Last updated April 1, 2020