Coronavirus Resources

Important Information for Our Community

(Updated 4.6.21)

Starting April 6, New Yorkers age 16+ will be eligible for the vaccine. Note: The Pfizer vaccine is approved and safe for people age 16 and up. However, you must be at least 18 to get the Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Those without Internet access should call the Dutchess County Coronavirus 
Information Line at 845-486-3555, Option 1, to hear weekly vaccine updates.
Then select Option 2 to be connected to the Office for the Aging and be added to the notification list. You will be called when an appointment is available to you.

Vaccine Distribution Update

In addition to the appointments scheduled at the County’s vaccination sites in Dover and the former JCPenney store in Poughkeepsie, DBCH has also partnered with some of the area’s largest healthcare providers – CareMount Medical, Premiere Medical Group, and Sun River Health – to vaccinate homebound and medically frail senior citizens. These providers are directly notifying patients to schedule appointments. Please do not call these healthcare providers about appointments at this time.

Additional doses have been allocated by New York State to hospitals, pharmacies, federally qualified health centers in Dutchess County. Updates about these vaccine allocations and appointment availability are posted at Many of these locations already have waiting lists.

• Nursing homes throughout Dutchess County have also received additional COVID-19 vaccine doses, County Executive Molinaro said, and DBCH staff continues to work with these facilities to vaccinate more residents and staff.

Residents in nursing homes are now allowed to receive visitors, under state guidance, provided their facility has been free of COVID-19 for 14 days and visitation is kept under 20 percent of its population. Visitation can occur in private rooms, dedicated visitation spaces or outdoors, but facilities may limit visitation time.

In counties whose positivity rate is below 5 percent, such as Dutchess County currently, testing of visitors is not required, though rapid tests may be provided by the facility.

Appointments at Dutchess County POD Locations

In accordance with NYSDOH directives, eligible individuals who have filled out the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form (link) will be scheduled for vaccine appointments at the County's vaccination sites at JCPenney and Dover, including:

  • Individuals 16 and older (The Pfizer vaccine is approved and safe for people age 16 and up. However, you must be at least 18 to get the Moderna or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.)

Get Notified About Appointments

If you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and would like to be notified when a vaccination appointment at a DBCH POD vaccination site in Poughkeepsie or Dover is available for you, please complete the Dutchess County Vaccination Information Request Form.

Selected individuals will be directly contacted by DBCH.*

There will be no public scheduling link.

PLEASE NOTE: You only need to complete this form ONCE. Your information will be saved week-to-week. If you make a mistake or need to update your information, please resubmit the form; only the most recent submission will be used when selecting individuals.

Vaccine supply remains very limited and it may be several weeks or months before you are notified of appointment availability as the selection process is randomized and computer-generated based on the County's current allocation amounts from NYSDOH.

Those without Internet access should call the Dutchess County Coronavirus
Information Line at 845-486-3555, Option 1, to hear weekly vaccine updates

Dover POD has Moved

Dutchess County's Vaccine POD in Dover has been relocated from Dover Middle/High School to the CVS Plaza at 3081 Route 22 in Dover.

Please be sure to answer the phone as DBCH representatives will not be able to call back or leave messages about appointments due to scheduling time constraints.

DBCH representatives will be calling from the following numbers:

  • 845-486-3555
  • 845-486-3400
  • 845-486-2000

Dear Hyde Park Residents,

As weeks have turned into months, we are all doing our best to keep everyone informed and to make sure we all stay healthy and safe.

It is still extremely important that we continue to follow the federal, state, and local directives to socially distance ourselves from one another, wear a mask, wash our hands frequently, sanitize surfaces, and, most importantly, stay home. For more detailed information and continuous updates, please visit the following websites:

Check Your Eligibility for the Covid-19 Vaccine (link)

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Whether you need help getting food, medications, or household essentials or you want to offer help and assistance through monetary donations, collecting or donating goods, volunteering, or more, Dutchess Responds can connect you!

Dutchess Responds Website

Dutchess Responds Request for Food Assistance Form

(If you have questions, contact Dutchess Responds at 845-486-3555 option 5 or email

New York State Update:

Note: The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives.  The Federal Government has only given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines/week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited.

Summer Camps (day and overnight) will be able to open this summer NYS promising guidance in the coming weeks

Governor Cuomo has signed an Executive Order extending closing times for bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, casinos, billiards halls, as well as other State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide, effective immediately.


New York state has announced that beginning March 26, indoor family entertainment centers can reopen at 25% capacity.


Outdoor amusement parks are allowed to open on April 9, but must be limited to 33% capacity.

State Guidelines for Businesses

Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus: ESD FAQs

You can also get up-to-date business information by going to the Dutchess Business Notification Network (Link).

Dutchess County Encouraging Everyone to Wear Cloth Masks:


Town Hall & Town Buildings Are Currently Open By Appointment Only

The following are the contact numbers for each department:

Assessor: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 122
Building Department: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 127
Animal Control: (845) 320-6006 (Weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm)
           Before 10 am, after 6 pm, Weekends & Holidays: Hyde Park Police Department: (845) 229-9340
Personnel: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 101
Planning and Zoning: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 112
Supervisor: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 104
Tax Receiver: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 120
Town Clerk: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 116
Recreation Department: (845) 229-8086
Justice Court: (845) 229-1620
Hyde Park Police Department: (845) 229-9340
Highway Department: (845) 229-9416

Food Resources

Home Meal Delivery and Grocery Shopping Services for Seniors: The town has put together information from Dutchess County for homebound seniors. Click below for more information.
More Information on Meals for Seniors
Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park has been providing meals to seniors since the mid-70s. Meals on Wheels is available to residents within the Hyde Park Central School District or the village of Rhinebeck.  Delivered meals are available on a continuing basis for mature adults who find it hard to plan, shop, and prepare nutritious meals for themselves. The are also available on a short term basis for people of any age recovering from surgery or other temporary conditions.
Apply for Meals on Wheels
More About Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park
The Hyde Park Central School District’sFree and/or Reduced Meals for Students Program has been continuing to provide meals for students in need. To contact, you can email, or call (845) 229-4006. For more information and future updates, please click the link below:
HPCSD Food Service
The Hyde Park Food Pantry is open Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 and operates at 28 Harvey St. (in back of Regina Coeli Church).  The pantry serves all residents of the Hyde Park School District by providing a 3-day supply of nutritious food for each family member.  For more information, please visit their website, call (845) 233-4057, or send a private message:
Message the Hyde Park Food Pantry via Facebook
The Reach Out Church Food Pantry is open Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. They are located at 241 Crum Elbow Road and could use some strong volunteers. Call (845) 876-4228 for information about volunteering, and click below for income guidelines, identification requirements, and instructions for first time visitors:
Reach Out Church Food Pantry Information
The Hyde Park Baptist Church Food Pantry operates on Wednesdays from 9 am to approximately 4 pm. (depending on supplies). They are located at 10 Romans Road. For more information and/or to volunteer, please call (845) 229-9150.
The various Hyde Park Food Pantries greatly depend upon the resources of the Northeastern Regional Food Bank (link). They are currently looking for volunteers and donations. To donate, please click the Donate button below:
Donate to the Northeastern Regional Food Bank
In addition, if you know of someone in a neighboring town who might need help getting food, Dutchess Outreach (link), provides information on Food Pantries and Meal Programs all across the county.

Hyde Park Food Establishments

Hyde Park businesses are resources for our Town during this time and we should support them to the extent we are able to. While all Hyde Park restaurants are closed to in-house customers, many are offering takeout service (including curbside pickup) and some are offering delivery. We have created a list of restaurants, delis, and other food establishments that are currently offering one or more of these services. We will be continually updating the list to reflect any changes in service.
List of Hyde Park Food Establishments

What To Do If You Think You Are Sick

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, the CDC recommends you call ahead to your primary care doctor or urgent care so that they can take necessary precautions upon your arrival. Do NOT go directly to the hospital unless you are in distress.
Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Printable PDF