COVID-19 Update – A Message from City of Beacon Mayor Lee Kyriacou.

Hi Beacon;

it’s Mayor Lee Kyriacou – it’s been a while since I’ve provided you a COVID-19 update, and this one is a positive one.

Active Cases: In Beacon, we have only 18 active cases of COVID-19, down from around 40 a month ago, and much much lower than our peak. The county infection rate is now below 3%. These are much improved statistics.

Vaccines: All New Yorkers age 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine. The most accurate and up to date place for vaccine and testing information is the Dutchess County Health Department, at where you can sign up for appointment notices. There is also the NY State COVID hotline – 888-364-3065.

Vaccinated:  45% of county residents have had a least one vaccine shot, and 30% are fully vaccinated. While those vaccinated should continue to social distance and/or masks in public, they can: Visit indoors without a mask with other fully vaccinated healthy people, and Travel domestically without a pre-or post-travel test or quarantining after travel. On a different turgid note, the City will be flushing fire hydrants over the next three weeks.

Thank you,
stay well