This is a rapidly evolving situation. Information can be found on this page for businesses and employees, updates from New York State, and guidance for specific groups such as those at higher risk, as well as information on how to protect yourself, cleaning & disinfection, what to do if you are sick, and healthcare guidance. Please check back frequently.
COVID-19, a respiratory disease with symptoms very similar to the flu or the common cold, was first identified in late-December 2019.
Important information is available for schools, businesses, and residents to protect against respiratory illnesses. A Spanish-language version is also available.
Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Hotline: 845-486-3555
New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline
Daily updates, including the current number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, are available on the State's Coronavirus website. You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for additional updates and guidance.
The Department of Behavioral & Community Health continues to monitor individuals who have a confirmed case of COVID-19. We are grateful for these individuals' cooperation in our mitigation efforts.
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?
Several sites have opened in Dutchess County for those experiencing symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19 to be screened.
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.