Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Dear Croton-on-Hudson Residents,
In conjunction with Westchester County, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very closely along with our partners at the County Health Department and the EMS Division of the Department of Emergency Services. We will be taking precautions in all of our municipal facilities and we encourage you to do the same at home. 
Westchester County has released a new COVID-19 dashboard which provides residents with up-to-date numbers of active cases, new cases and cumulative cases in every municipality in Westchester County. Also available on the dashboard is information on finding a testing site as well as information on the areas designated as cluster zones by New York State. Access the dashboard at the following link:
Click the below links to bring you to the following page sections:

Village Updates
Number of Confirmed Cases in Croton-on-Hudson - 772
Number of Active Cases (reported within past 2 weeks) - 4
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15
On November 16, 2020, the Village Board of Trustees adopted Local Law 9 of 2020, which created Chapter 158 of the Village Code, Masks and Face Coverings. It goes into effect when a public health emergency has been enacted by the Village Manager. Such local law requires the use of masks and face coverings on all private and public property within the Village (except residential private property), and the individual is not able to maintain a six-foot distance from a person who is not in their household.
As of April 29 at 12:01 a.m., the public health emergency has been rescinded for the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.
A state of emergency has been declared in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson as of March 16, 2020 and remains in effect.
As of May 24, 2021, the Municipal Building will reopen to the public on an appointment-only basis. For information on how to make an appointment, please click here.
The Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry is open on the first and third Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for those who are in need.
Hotline Phone Numbers:
  • People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case: (866) 588-0195
  • New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline for mental health counseling: 1-844-863-9314.
  • New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline: 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (833-697-4829). The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM - 10PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.
  • New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Scam Hotline: 1-833-VAX-SCAM (833-829-7226) or email
  • New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: (800) 942-6906 {Spanish (800) 942-6908)}. You may also text 844-997-2121 or visit to confidentially chat with a professional at any time of day or night.
  • New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 364-3065
  • New York State Health care workers can text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741 to access 24/7 emotional support services.
  • New York State Nursing Home Complaints: (833) 249-8499. Complaints can also be filed online by clicking here.
  • New York State Price Gouging Complaints: (800) 697-1220. Complaints can also be filed online by clicking here.
  • Westchester County COVID-19 Information: 211 or
  • Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health Information, Support and Referral line: (914) 995-1900 or text 914-461-7281 (open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
Community-based closings:

Shop Local - Support Croton Businesses
The Croton Business Council has put together a listing of all local restaurants and bars providing takeout/delivery service.
Get Involved in the CBC Campaign: “Food & Beverage Biz Life-Line: Get Online Now!”
  • Place an Order Now
  • Get it Curb-Side/Walk-in/Delivery
  • Buy Gift Cards to Help Out these Businesses!
Call FIRST always to confirm hours and possible closings. Click here to access the full list.
Local business owner Mark Franzoso has created lawn signs featuring the artwork of two local 8-year-olds, Melody White and Hailey Gallagher. The lawn signs will be provided free of charge to residents who spend $50 or more at a local restaurant or business. To see the full list of participating restaurants and businesses, click here.
ShopRite of Croton has instituted special hours for senior citizens (60 years and older) to shop from 6 AM to 7 AM. Additionally, store hours (effective March 22nd) are as follows: 7 AM to 10 PM daily.

Help Those in Our Community
Croton Caring Committee Supports the Community
  • Donate Time: Volunteer to help neighbors. Croton Caring has a number of volunteer opportunities with flexible time commitments, including our Medical Transportation Program which provides free, round-trip medical transportation to medical appointments within a 15-mile radius of Croton, our Shopping Assistance Program which connects volunteers with those in the community who need assistance with grocery shopping or other light errands, and various opportunities in connection with our Healthy Start and Food Basket Programs.  Contact to volunteer or learn more.
  • Donate Non-Perishable Food or Grocery Store Gift Cards: These donations support our food assistance programs, including our Food Basket and Healthy Start Programs. These items can be dropped off in the bin on the porch at 11 Eklof Court. Alternatively, gift cards can be mailed to Croton Caring Committee, PO Box 221, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
  • Donate: Support our programs through monetary donations that will help us respond to the evolving needs of the community. You can donate online using Paypal (a PayPal account is not required to give online) or via mail by sending your donation to Croton Caring Committee, P.O. Box 221, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.
Croton Mask Makers Project
A group of Village residents have banded together to create the Croton Mask Makers Project. They are creating homemade face masks to help with thee shortage of face masks in hospitals and other essential workplaces. These masks can be worn by at-risk patients or healthcare workers. This group has donated homemade masks for our DPW workers, for which we are especially grateful. These homemade masks are a last resort but in line with CDC guidance. For more information or to volunteer, please email Please note that group organizers are able to pick up masks from volunteers' homes.
Croton Meal Train
After providing countless meals to local businesses and first responders, the Croton Meal Train has concluded as of July 17th. Thank you to everyone who has participated!

Information from New York State
Covid App
The Governor has declared a state of emergency to be in effect as of March 7, 2020. The full text of the emergency declaration can be read here.

New York State has announced the creation of the Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund. The program is intended to support full-service restaurants – the industry hit hardest by the pandemic – during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to New York State’s COVID-19 safety restrictions and new mandates. Restaurants can apply to the Rising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund starting Monday, January 11, 2021.  ​

New York State has established a website where anyone can look up any address to determine if it is in or near an existing cluster zone. The tool includes a navigable, regularly updated map of New York State that shows all the current cluster zones in the state.  

New York State has established a website for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be accessed here. The NYSDOH COVID-19 Tracker can be accessed here.
New York State is looking to hire thousands of Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists as part of the New York State Contact Tracing Initiative. Click here to learn more about these job opportunities.
Reopening Procedures:
On May 11, 2020, the state announced NY Forward, which will lead the regions through the reopening phase. The regional monitoring dashboard can be accessed by clicking here.
NY Forward has established a Business Reopening Lookup Tool, which will assist non-essential businesses in determining their eligibility to reopen and the health and safety standards with which your business must comply.
Starting March 22, 2021, residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people. Additionally, non-residential social gatherings of up to 100 people can occur indoors and up to 200 people can occur outdoors.
Beginning May 3, 2021, catered events at residences above the State's residential gathering limit of 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors can resume, as long as the events are staffed by a professional, licensed caterer, permitted by the respective locality or municipality, and strictly adhere to health and safety guidance, including social and event gathering limits, masks, and social distancing.
Movie theaters throughout the state can operate beginning April 26, 2021, at 33% capacity. Low-risk, indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment - including museums, aquariums, zoos and botanical gardens - will increase to 50% capacity also beginning April 26, 2021.
Gyms and fitness centers, as well as casinos and other gaming facilities, outside of New York City can operate at 50% capacity beginning May 15, 2021.
Offices can increase from 50% to 75% capacity beginning May 15, 2021.
All indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement shall be permitted to open to the public subject to adherence to state-issued guidance at 25% capacity on March 26, 2021. All outdoor amusement parks shall be permitted to open to the public subject to adherence to state-issued guidance at 33% capacity on April 9, 2021.

Large-scale outdoor event venues, including professional and collegiate sports and live performing arts and entertainment, will increase to 33% beginning May 19, 2021. Indoor arena and event venue capacity will increase to 25% beginning May 19, 2021.

As of May 17, 2021, the 12 a.m. (midnight) outdoor dining area curfew for bars and restaurants will be lifted. As of May 31, 2021, the 12 a.m. (midnight) indoor dining area curfew will be lifted.

As of May 17, 2021, the 1 a.m. curfew for catered events where attendees have provided proof of vaccination status or a recent negative COVID-19 test result will be lifted. As of May 31, 2021, the curfew for all catered events will be lifted.

The Mid-Hudson region began Phase 4 of reopening on July 7, 2020. During Phase 4, low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment are allowed to resume. Higher education, media production and professional sports competitions (with no fans) can also resume. Additionally, gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed in Phase 4. For more information, please click here.

For Phase 1 guidance, please click here.
For Phase 2 guidance, please click here.
For Phase 3 guidance, please click here.
Executive Order Information:
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.3, all restaurants and bars in the Village are closed for on-premise dining effective 8 PM on March 16, 2020. Takeout and delivery service is permitted. All gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters and casinos are closed effective 8 PM on March 16, 2020.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.5, all indoor shopping malls, zoos, bowling alleys, aquariums and amusement parks are closed effective 8 PM on March 19, 2020.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.7, all barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors and related personal care services will be closed to members of the public effective 8 PM on March 21, 2020. This shall also include nail technicians, cosmetologists and estheticians, and the provision of electrolysis, laser hair removal services, as these services cannot be provided while maintaining social distance.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.8, all non-essential businesses shall close by 8 PM on March 22, 2020.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.12, the presidential primary election scheduled for April 28, 2020, has been postponed until June 23, 2020.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.16, all employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15th at 8 PM.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.17, any individual who is over age two and able to medically tolerate a face-covering shall be required to cover their nose and mouth with a mask or cloth face-covering when in a public place and unable to maintain, or when not maintaining, social distance. This is effective at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.20, marriages can now be solemnized over videoconferencing.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.23, all registered voters will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail to vote in the June 23, 2020, primary election.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.26, school districts elections have been rescheduled to June 9, 2020, and shall be conducted via absentee ballot only.
  • Pursuant to Executive Order 202.33, gatherings of up to 10 people are now permitted, provided that social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols are followed.
Violations of Executive Orders -- If you are aware of any entities operating in violation of the executive orders currently in effect, you may choose the appropriate complaint options below:
Violations of Executive Orders & Labor Laws - Anyone who suspects an employer is in violation of either existing labor laws or recently issued executive orders can call (212) 416-8700 or email
New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets:
New York State Department of Financial Services:
New York State Department of Health:
New York State Department of Homes & Community Renewal:
New York State Department of Labor
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles:
  • All driver’s licenses and permits which were set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, have been extended until further notice pursuant to an executive order issued by the governor.
  • All non-driver identification cards, vehicle registrations, temporary registrations and vehicle inspections which were set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, have been extended until November 3, 2020, pursuant to an executive order issued by the governor. These items will no longer be valid after November 3 unless renewed.
New York State Office for the Aging:
New York State Department of Tax & Finance:
  • New York State has extended the state income tax deadline to May 17, 2021 in order to align with the extended federal filing deadline. The NY Department of Tax and Finance will give New Yorkers a 30-day extension to get their state income taxes filed.
Governor Cuomo wants to make sure New Yorkers who are struggling can receive legal assistance for any issues they may have. The State established a new partnership with the New York State Court System to create a pro bono network of volunteer lawyers to provide New Yorkers in need with free legal assistance. Volunteers will begin to receive training and start offering assistance this week. Lawyers interested in volunteering can sign up at
Amid a shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used. Businesses interested in selling products to the state should contact Simonida Subotic at 646-522-8477 or

The Governor is also encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacture PPE products if possible. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving state funding to manufacture PPE products should contact Eric Gertler at 212-803-3100 or

Information from Westchester County

The Westchester County Dept. of Consumer Protection has released information regarding COVID-19 vaccine scams:
With the COVID-19 vaccine being delivered across the United States, we'll also start seeing online scams to gather personal information from individuals.

Online and e-mail spam fraud is moving very quickly and will take many forms. Scammers rapidly alter their tactics and adapt their schemes to the changing landscape. We all can anticipate that these scammers will leverage the pending COVID-19 vaccine to prey on unsuspecting beneficiaries.
At this point, it is essential that the public is aware of these likely schemes and be armed with information on how to protect themselves.
Here are some pointers to that end:
  • You likely will not need to pay anything out of pocket to get the vaccine during this public health emergency.
  • You cannot pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine.
  • You cannot pay to get early access to the vaccine.
  • No one from Medicare or the Health Department with contact you.
  • No one from a vaccine distribution site or health care payer, like a private insurance company, will call you asking for your Social Security number or your credit card or bank account information to sign you up to get the vaccine.
  • Beware of providers offering other products, treatments, or medicines to prevent the virus. Check with your health care provider before paying for or receiving any COVID-19-related treatment.
  • If you get a call, text, e-mail — or even someone knocking on your door — claiming they can get you early access to the vaccine, STOP. That’s a scam.
Please be sure to share this information with your family and friends, especially those who may be apt to be mislead.
All retired and non-working nurses who are willing to return to the workforce should click here for more information. Certified Phyisician Assistants are also needed; please click here for more information.

Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is expanding its antibody testing program. As of May 19, 2020, COVID-19 antibody testing for the public is available by appointment at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Members of the public interested in COVID-19 antibody testing can call 914.326.2060, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for screening and to make an appointment. After testing samples are secured, they are brought to Westchester Medical Center’s Valhalla laboratories for evaluation. In most cases, results will be shared with each tested individual within 48 hours. For more information, please click here.

The Westchester County Dept. of Health has developed communications cards for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The cards are available in English and Spanish.
As of June 15, 2020, the Bee-Line Bus System will resume its normal schedule. For more information please click here.
Westchester County has also announced that it will be offering senior and disabled constituents, who are not registered with ParaTransit, free transportation to receive their vaccinations. Call ParaTransit reservations at 914-995-7272 at least 24 hours prior to your vaccination date to make an appointment.

Information from Other Agencies
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19- related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center: 844-684-6333. The COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number will operate Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Central Time. Review the Financial Assistance FAQ and gather any necessary documentation ahead of time in order to help expedite the claim process.
The Federal Trade Commission has been notified of COVID-19 scams targeting college students. For more information, please click here.
The Food & Drug Administration has continued to test hand sanitizer products to ensure they do not contain methanol, which can be toxic. A total of 77 products are now listed on their recall list.
The Department of Homeland Security has warned individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus (COVID-19). See their full release here.
Metro-North Railroad continues to operate with off-peak fares in effect. Visit their website for more information.
The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) is a 128-year-old nonprofit organization providing interest-free loans to low- and moderate-income residents of Westchester, NYC, and Long Island. The HFLS can help residents get by if they're dealing with furloughs, layoffs, or reduced income due to the pandemic and related shutdowns. The HFLS Coronavirus Financial Impact Loan Program provides up to $5,000 interest-free for people facing financial challenges as a result of the pandemic. HFLS is non-sectarian; we do not ask applicants about their religious affiliation or background. Borrowers repay only what they borrow, with no fees or interest whatsoever. Repayments will not begin until July 2020.
The New York Blood Center (NYBC) is now increasing the nation’s supply of convalescent plasma by collecting donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19. NYBC will collect, process the plasma for infusion, and maintain a bank for hospitals to treat patients with serious or immediately life-threatening COVID-19 infections. Eligible plasma donors, as well as health care providers looking to treat patients and patient advocates looking for information, should visit the NYBC website.
Con Edison has announced that they will not be shutting off service due to non-payment and will be suspending a number of service-related fees. For further updates, please visit their website.

Testing & Quarantine/Isolation Protocols

The following information on testing sites was compiled by State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef's office. All information should be verified before using. 
The state is offering completely free testing locally at the following locations:
  • Anthony Wayne State Park, Palisades Parkway, Exit 17, Bear Mountain, NY 10911. Appointments required; please call 888-364-3065 to schedule.
  • Glen Island Park, Weyman Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10805. Appointments required; please call 888-364-3065 to schedule.
Westchester Testing Sites:
The mobile testing unit from the Westchester Medical Center has scheduled several locations for testing. All testing will be conducted from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.:
  • Fridays: Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining.
  • Saturdays: Field Library, 4 Nelson Ave., Peekskill.
Register for a testing appointment by clicking here. To register, follow the English or Spanish links for “Diagnostic Testing Appointment Request.” Individuals should select the community Mobile Testing site appropriate to their community in the first question. Alternatively, individuals can register by calling (914) 202-4530 if they do not have access to a computer.
Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Ossining
304 Spring St.
Testing every Wed., Fri. & Sat. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. No fee with insurance. If you are uninsured, tests at this site are free of charge. Photo ID is required. 
Appointments encouraged. Please visit to schedule.
CVS Health COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Site, Ossining
202 South Highland Ave.
No fee with insurance. If you are uninsured, tests at this site are free of charge.
Appointments required. Please visit to schedule.
CVS Health COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Site, Briarcliff Manor
1856 Pleasantville Road
No fee with insurance. If you are uninsured, tests at this site are free of charge.
Appointments required. Please visit to schedule.
CVS Health COVID-19 Drive Thru Testing Site, Peekskill 
20 Welcher Ave.
No fee with insurance. If you are uninsured, tests at this site are free of charge.
Appointments required. Please visit to schedule.
Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Mohegan Lake 
3244 East Main Street
Tests are not free. You must have insurance or pay out of pocket.
Appointments required. Please visit to schedule.
PhysicianOne Urgent Care, Mohegan Lake 
3085 East Main Street
Tests are not free. You must have insurance or pay out of pocket.
CareMount Medical, Cortlandt 
2084 East Main Street
Tests are not free. You must have insurance or pay out of pocket.
Appointments required. Please visit to schedule.
Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla
Tests are not free. You must have insurance or pay out of pocket.
Looking to get tested for COVID-19? New York State has set up a website listing the more than 700 test sites in the state. Click here to access.
Additionally, the state is launching 150 new rapid testing sites in partnership with Prescryptive Health. The partnership will help expand testing capacity in areas across the state where testing access is limited. All testing sites will be searchable here: Appointments can also be made here:
New travel guidelines are in effect that allow out-of-state travelers to “test out” of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. As of December 29, 2020, New York State has amended their quarantine guidance to allow individuals to end quarantine after 10 days as long as no symptoms are reported. As of April 1, 2021, the domestic travel quarantine will expire; international travelers should continue to follow the quarantine guidance.
Westchester County has released updated guidance regarding quarantine & isolation protocols. The quarantine & isolation protocols are also available in Spanish. The testing protocols are available from New York State. The testing protocols are also available in Spanish.
If you need to know whether you should quarantine or self-isolate, please use the Quarantine or Self-Isolate tool from the Westchester County Department of Health. This tool will ask a series of questions to help determine whether you are subject to an Order of Isolation, an Order of Quarantine, or if it is recommended that you Self-Quarantine. Guidance will be given based on your answers.
Any person who has tested positive for COVID-19 through laboratory testing is required to remain isolated at the individual's place of residence until such time as the Westchester County Department of Health determines that the individual is no longer infectious in accordance with the clearance criteria as set forth by the CDC and/or the New York State Department of Health.
New York State has released updated guidance for essential workers on returning to work following isolation. Westchester County has also updated its FAQ document regarding the same.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

New York State is currently allowing universal eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. All individuals 16 and older can obtain the Moderna vaccine; all adults 18 and older can obtain the Pfizer vaccine.
Starting Friday, April 23, walk-in appointments will be available at 16 mass vaccination sites. Walk-in appointments will only be available to New Yorkers age 60 and up. There may be a wait for those opting to walk-in at some sites depending on demand. All proof of identity and insurance information, if applicable, will be needed. 
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.

WMCHealth has launched an interactive directory to Hudson Valley residents with accessing COVID-19 vaccinations. The directory allows the user to search an interactive map by location type, such as pharmacy or health clinic, location name and county. Clicking on a location serves up detailed information about the location, who might be eligible to receive a vaccine at that location, and how to register for an appointment. The directory does not represent the actual inventory of each location, only that a location has received a recent distribution, or a distribution sometime in the past. Each location controls its own schedule and makes its own appointment.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation instituting new leave for employees to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Under this new law, employees will be granted up to four hours of excused leave per injection that will not be charged against any other leave the employee has earned or accrued. This legislation is effective immediately.

For more information about the vaccines and their distribution in New York, visit

How to Get Your COVID-19 Test Results

If you were tested at the mobile site at Glen Island in New Rochelle, you will be notified by the New York State Department of Health. You may also access your results directly.
If you had testing performed through another laboratory or private health care provider, check to see if they have a patient portal or phone line where you can obtain your results. Regardless of testing site, if your test result is positive (detected or presumptive positive), the Westchester County Department of Health will be contacting you. 

Additional Links

Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines:
Resources for Local Businesses:
Additional Resources: