As weeks have turned into months, we are all doing our best to keep everyone informed and to make sure we all stay healthy and safe.
It is still extremely important that we continue to follow the federal, state, and local directives to socially distance ourselves from one another, wear a mask, wash our hands frequently, sanitize surfaces, and, most importantly, stay home. For more detailed information and continuous updates, please visit the following websites:
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, Dutchess Responds can connect you!
Go to New York's COVID Report Card hosted by the Department of Health to find COVID-19 positive case data for every school district in the state.
Movie theaters outside of New York City can reopen starting October 23 at 25% capacity with no more than 50 people allowed in front of each screen. Theaters can only open outside of New York City in counties that have COVID-19 positivity rates of less than 2% on a 14-day average and do not have any cluster zones.
Ski resorts can reopen with 50 percent indoor capacity and with strict health and safety protocols under state-issued guidance starting Friday, November 6.
To report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals, please choose the appropriate link below:
Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
State Guidelines for Businesses
Empire State Development (ESD) has created this FAQ to offer information to businesses regarding State regulations and general guidance related to the coronavirus: ESD FAQs
• Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park has been providing meals to seniors since the mid-70s. Meals on Wheels is available to residents within the Hyde Park Central School District or the village of Rhinebeck. Delivered meals are available on a continuing basis for mature adults who find it hard to plan, shop, and prepare nutritious meals for themselves. The are also available on a short term basis for people of any age recovering from surgery or other temporary conditions.
• The Hyde Park Central School District’sFree and/or Reduced Meals for Students Program has been continuing to provide meals for students in need. To contact, you can email email@example.com, or call (845) 229-4006. For more information and future updates, please click the link below:
• The Hyde Park Food Pantry is open Fridays from 9:30 to 11:30 and operates at 28 Harvey St. (in back of Regina Coeli Church). The pantry serves all residents of the Hyde Park School District by providing a 3-day supply of nutritious food for each family member. For more information, please visit their website, call (845) 233-4057, or send a private message:
• The Reach Out Church Food Pantry is open Fridays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm. They are located at 241 Crum Elbow Road and could use some strong volunteers. Call (845) 876-4228 for information about volunteering, and click below for income guidelines, identification requirements, and instructions for first time visitors:
• The Hyde Park Baptist Church Food Pantry operates on Wednesdays from 9 am to approximately 4 pm. (depending on supplies). They are located at 10 Romans Road. For more information and/or to volunteer, please call (845) 229-9150.
The various Hyde Park Food Pantries greatly depend upon the resources of the Northeastern Regional Food Bank (link). They are currently looking for volunteers and donations. To donate, please click the Donate button below:
In addition, if you know of someone in a neighboring town who might need help getting food, Dutchess Outreach (link), provides information on Food Pantries and Meal Programs all across the county.
Hyde Park Food Establishments
Hyde Park businesses are resources for our Town during this time and we should support them to the extent we are able to. While all Hyde Park restaurants are closed to in-house customers, many are offering takeout service (including curbside pickup) and some are offering delivery. We have created a list of restaurants, delis, and other food establishments that are currently offering one or more of these services. We will be continually updating the list to reflect any changes in service.
If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, the CDC recommends you call ahead to your primary care doctor or urgent care so that they can take necessary precautions upon your arrival. Do NOT go directly to the hospital unless you are in distress.
Don’t forget the 2020 census is now open online at my2020census.gov. By now you should have received your letter with your unique ID code. Simply go to the website and enter your code.
Note: People with P.O. Boxes will get a census delivered in person at some point, but timing is uncertain due to Covid-19. The easiest thing to do is go online, even without a code and click Start Questionnaire. Scroll down and click where it says:
If you do not have a Census ID, click here.
You will then be able to fill out your form by submitting your address.