New York State announced gatherings of up to 25 people are allowed in regions that have entered Phase Three of re-opening, which includes Dutchess County. Gatherings up to 50 people will be permitted in Phase Four, according to the State. For the latest news and updates, visit the New York State Coronavirus website.
This page contains information to consider to minimize the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19 at social and community gatherings.
For the safety of everyone and to stop the spread of COVID-19, any individual in public who cannot maintain social distancing is now required by the State to wear a face covering. This includes riders and drivers on Dutchess County Public Transit buses. This change goes into effect Friday, April 17. Share our flyer on how to make a simple cloth face covering, but please remember, masks are NOT a substitute for social distancing. Download our Using a Cloth Face Covering as a Mask Flyer (.pdf) that includes instructions on how to make a no-sew cloth mask.
Help keep our Parks open and safe for all - download a Social Distancing at Dutchess County Parks flyer (.pdf)
Even smaller gatherings (groups of 20 individuals or less) should consider several factors before moving forward with an event:
View our Permissible Activities webpage for additional guidance.
Checklist for Community and Faith Leaders
Community and faith-based organizations are encouraged to take action if and when there is a Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in their communities. View additional guidance from the CDC.
Use this checklist to protect the health of those you serve and staff in your care: