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Coronavirus (COVID-19)




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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
  • Pneumonia

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?

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Several sites have opened in Dutchess County for those experiencing symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19 to be screened.

I've recovered from COVID-19, can I donate blood or plasma?

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

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.

How do I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?

Help stop the spread of Coronavirus and protect yourself and others:

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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.

COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County

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COVID-19 cases in Dutchess County

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