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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Dutchess County continues to provide residents the most current information and guidance on this page as well as its Coronavirus hotline 845-486-3555, and its Facebook and Twitter accounts. Please check back frequently.

Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Hotline:  845-486-3555

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Current Status & Latest News

New York State has announced NYS on Pause has been extended, and directs schools and non-essential businesses to remain closed through May 15.

Additional daily updates are available on the New York State Coronavirus website. You can also visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 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.

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Symptoms & Testing

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.

Testing for Coronavirus in Dutchess County


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: