The Center for Disease Control is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance

FEMA Covid-19 Information


New York State Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065

New York State Official COVID-19 Website
This contains a summary of the latest information announced by the Governor, public health guidance, and more.

Department of Health Guidance on How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19 When Enjoying the Outdoors

MTA Metro-North and LIRR Service Updates

Essential Businesses Defined


Dutchess County Coronavirus Hotline (845) 486-3555

Dutchess County Mental Health Hotline (24/7): (877) 485-9700

Please see this link for live updates about Coronavirus from Dutchess County.

Nuvance Health Opens COVID-19 Collection Sites in Dutchess and Ulster Counties
you must have a physician’s order and an appointment Mon – Sat 8:30 – 3:30

Dutchess Business Notification Network

Dutchess Responds
Dutchess County is a community that truly cares and we have come together to rapidly respond to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Whether you need help getting food, medications, or household essentials or you want to offer help and assistance through monetary donations, collecting or donating goods, volunteering, or more. We can connect you!

Community Resource Guide from United Way of Dutchess – Orange Region

Small businesses in Dutchess County Now Eligible for Disaster Relief
Dutchess County business are eligible for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. For further guidance and instruction on applying for an SBA loan you can also reach out to the Mid-Hudson Small Business Development Center (845) 802-9150.

Essential Businesses Defined

Viruses Don’t Discriminate and Neither Should We 


City Hall will remain open to the public. The Building Department will be closed to visits from the public but will remain open via telephone and email. Documents can be exchanged with the Building Department through the Mayor’s Office.

Clerk’s Office: The Clerk’s Office has suspended issuing marriage licenses at this time.

City of Beacon Local Resource Guide


New York State
New York State is doing all it can to keep New Yorkers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. But we’re stronger if we all work together. Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state’s response. It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be disruptive, but we will get through this together.

Dutchess County
Dutchess Responds, we can connect you.