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!
*ALERT: The Federal Government determines how much vaccine New York State receives. The Federal Government has only given New York approximately 250,000 vaccines/week for over 7 million people who are eligible – as a result supply is very limited*
Vaccines are available at pharmacies, hospitals and through local health departments statewide – please contact your provider of choice to schedule your vaccine appointment.
Additionally, there is a network of State-run sites distributing vaccine statewide – to determine eligibility and to schedule an appointment through April 16 at New York State-run vaccination sites only, use the Am I Eligible app.
AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. IF YOU VISIT A LOCATION WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A VACCINE.
Go to forward.ny.gov to find: guidance and maps for the Micro-Cluster Initiative; 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.
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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.