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Molinaro to Host Second Live Telephone Town Hall on Coronavirus April 2nd

Published: 3/27/2020

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Pillus, (845) 486-2000


Poughkeepsie… As Dutchess County continues to respond to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 public health emergency, County Executive Marc Molinaro announced he will host a second live, countywide Telephone Town Hall meeting on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30pm. During the call, which will also be streamed live on the County’s Facebook page, County Executive Molinaro will provide a brief overview of the current Coronavirus situation in Dutchess County and will then answer questions from residents.

County Executive Molinaro said, “We will host this second live Telephone Town Hall to help keep our community connected during these uncertain and unique times. Having reliable, vetted information is critically important in an emergency and I encourage all Dutchess County residents to call in this Thursday, April 2nd starting at 5:30pm, to hear updates on the current situation, how our new #DutchessResponds initiative is helping, and have your questions answered.”

When the Telephone Town Hall meeting begins, an automated system will dial residents’ homes.    If you receive a call at your house, you can simply join the Telephone Town Hall by staying on the line. Participants can choose to listen to the meeting, or you can ask questions. If you wish to ask a question, just follow the directions given.

If you do not receive a call, or would like to dial into the Telephone Town Hall meeting from your cell phone or other location, call the toll-free number (845) 765-7121.

The meeting will last until 6:30pm. Residents are encouraged to listen to the Telephone Town Hall meeting for the duration, but can exit the meeting at any time by hanging up their telephone.

Additionally, the County’s Coronavirus hotline (845) 486-3555 (for Spanish, press 9) and webpage,, are updated regularly with the most current facts and are available to answer residents’ questions 24 hours a day.