Coronavirus Resources


Important Information for Our Community

(Updated 11.12.20)

Dear Hyde Park Residents,

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:
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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!

Dutchess Responds Website

Dutchess Responds Request for Food Assistance Form

(If you have questions, contact Dutchess Responds at 845-486-3555 option 5 or email DutchessResponds@DutchessNY.gov.)

Update from Governor Cuomo (November 11, 2020):

  • Effective November 13 at 10 p.m., bars, restaurants and gyms, as well as any State Liquor Authority-licensed establishment, must close in-person service from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily.
  • Effective November 13 at 10 p.m., indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences will be limited to no more than 10 people. 
  • New travel guidelines are in effect that allow out-of-state travelers to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. 
  • A new cluster action initiative is addressing COVID-19 hot spots that have cropped up across the state.
  • 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:
  • Go to forward.ny.gov to find: Industry guidance on re-opening; regional dashboards for monitoring how the virus is being contained; and information on loans for small businesses.
  • New Yorkers without health insurance can apply through NY State of Health through December 31, 2020; must apply within 60 days of losing coverage.

  • Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.

  • 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

You can also get up-to-date business information by going to the Dutchess Business Notification Network (Link).

Dutchess County Encouraging Everyone to Wear Cloth Masks:

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Town Hall & Town Buildings Are Currently Open By Appointment Only

The following are the contact numbers for each department:

Assessor: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 122
Building Department: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 127
Animal Control: (845) 320-6006 (Weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm)
           Before 10 am, after 6 pm, Weekends & Holidays: Hyde Park Police Department: (845) 229-9340
Personnel: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 101
Planning and Zoning: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 112
Supervisor: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 104
Tax Receiver: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 120
Town Clerk: (845) 229-5111, Ext. 116
Recreation Department: (845) 229-8086
Justice Court: (845) 229-1620
Hyde Park Police Department: (845) 229-9340
Highway Department: (845) 229-9416


Food Resources

Home Meal Delivery and Grocery Shopping Services for Seniors: The town has put together information from Dutchess County for homebound seniors. Click below for more information.
More Information on Meals for Seniors
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.
Apply for Meals on Wheels
More About Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park
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 foodservices@hpcsd.org, or call (845) 229-4006. For more information and future updates, please click the link below:
HPCSD Food Service
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:
Message the Hyde Park Food Pantry via Facebook
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:
Reach Out Church Food Pantry Information
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:
Donate to the Northeastern Regional Food Bank
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.
List of Hyde Park Food Establishments

What To Do If You Think You Are Sick

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.
Steps to Prevent Spread of COVID-19 Printable PDF
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.