Dutchess County continues to provide residents the most current information and guidance on this page as well as its Coronavirus hotline 845-486-3555, and its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please check back frequently.
Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Hotline: 845-486-3555
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline
Dutchess County entered Phase Four of reopening effective July 7th. Learn more about the State's NY Forward plan, including the metrics to begin re-opening and the phases, on our Restarting Dutchess website.
Effective June 25th, anyone traveling from high-infection rate areas to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut must self-quarantine for 14 days. Read the State DOH guidance for travelers.
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus.
What should you do if you are experiencing symptoms and have traveled to areas of concern or have been in contact with someone who has traveled to these areas or has a confirmed case of Coronavirus?
There are two different types of tests – diagnostic tests and antibody tests.
To help you choose which test is right for you, read more about the different kinds of Coronavirus testing from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Several sites have opened in Dutchess County offering diagnostic and/or antibody testing.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center has opened a convalescent plasma donation center to collect plasma for patients fighting COVID-19, according to Nuvance Health.
Donors must have had either a positive COVID-19 swab or a positive antibody test. They must be symptom-free for 14 days with a repeat negative test, or 28 days symptom-free. Those who are symptom-free for 28 days will be given priority. Anyone interested can visit www.nuvancehealth.org/plasmadonorcenters.
Learn more about antibody testing in Dutchess County on our Testing webpage.
COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person to person who are in close contact with one another (less than 6 feet of distance) through respiratory droplets when a person with COVID-19 coughs or sneezes. It may also be possible for COVID-19 to be spread through touching infected objects or surfaces.
Help stop the spread of Coronavirus and protect yourself and others:
Information comes from numerous sources and is first verified and confirmed by our Dept. of Behavioral & Community Health (DBCH), which will result in differences between the County's reported number of cases and the State's reported total.
We are grateful for your patience and understanding as we work to provide the most accurate information and remind everyone to stay home as much as possible to help stop the spread.