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:
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has released guidance on how to celebrate the holiday season safely. Please click here for this guidance.
Click the below links to bring you to the following page sections:

Village Updates
Number of Confirmed Cases in Croton-on-Hudson - 676
Number of Active Cases (reported within past 2 weeks) - 28
Last Updated: Thursday, February 25
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.
On December 14, such public health emergency has been declared and is effective on December 15th at 12:01 a.m.
A state of emergency has been declared in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson as of March 16, 2020 and remains in effect. Offices in the Municipal Building remain closed to the public.
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.

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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.

Information from Other Agencies
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.
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.
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.
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 in Phase 1a and initial groups of Phase 1b of vaccination efforts. Eligible New Yorkers are:
  • High-risk hospital workers (emergency room workers, ICU staff and Pulmonary Department staff)
  • Residents and staff at nursing homes and other congregate care facilities
  • Federally Qualified Health Center employees
  • EMS workers
  • Coroners, medical examiners and certain funeral workers
  • Staff and residents at OPWDD, OMH and OASAS facilities
  • Urgent Care providers
  • Individuals administering COVID-19 vaccines, including local health department staff
  • All Outpatient/Ambulatory front-line, high-risk health care workers of any age who provide direct in-person patient care
  • All staff who are in direct contact with patients (i.e., intake staff)
  • All front-line, high-risk public health workers who have direct contact with patients, including those conducting COVID-19 tests, handling COVID-19 specimens and COVID-19 vaccinations. This includes, but is not limited to,
    • Doctors who work in private medical practices and their staff 
    • Doctors who work in hospital-affiliated medical practices and their staff
    • Doctors who work in public health clinics and their staff
    • Registered Nurses
    • Specialty medical practices of all types
    • Dentists and Orthodontists and their staff
    • Psychiatrists and Psychologists and their staff
    • Physical Therapists and their staff
    • Optometrists and their staff
    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Aides
    • Home care workers
    • Hospice workers
  • Staff of nursing homes/skilled nursing facilities who did not receive COVID vaccination through the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program

Beginning January 11, 2021:

  • Individuals Age 65 and older
  • First Responder and Support Staff for First Responder Agencies
    • Fire Service
      • State Fire Service, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
      • Local Fire Services, including firefighters and investigators (professional and volunteer)
    • Police and Investigators
      • State Police, including Troopers
      • State Park Police, DEC Police, Forest Rangers
      • SUNY Police
      • Sheriffs' Offices
      • County Police Departments and Police Districts
      • City, Town, and Village Police Departments
      • Transit of other Public Authority Police Departments
      • State Field Investigators, including Department of Motor Vehicles, State Commission of Correction, Justice Center, Department of Financial Services, Inspector General, Department of Tax and Finance, Office of Children and Family Services, and State Liquor Authority
    • Public Safety Communications
      • Emergency Communication and Public Safety Answering Point Personnel, including dispatchers and technicians
    • Other Sworn and Civilian Personnel
      • Court Officers
      • Other Police or Peace Officers
      • Support or Civilian Staff for Any of the above services, agencies, or facilities
  • Corrections
    • State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Personnel, including correction and parole officers
    • Local Correctional Facilities, including correction officers
    • Local Probation Departments, including probation officers
    • State Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
    • Local Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Facilities
  • In-person college instructors
  • P-12 Schools
    • P-12 school or school district faculty or staff (includes all teachers, substitute teachers, student teachers, school administrators, paraprofessional staff and support staff including bus drivers)
    • Contractors working in a P-12 school or school district (including contracted bus drivers)
    • Licensed, registered, approved or legally exempt group Childcare Providers
    • Exempt Childcare setting
  • Grocery store workers
  • Employees or Support Staff of Licensed or Registered Childcare Setting
  • Licensed, Registered, Approved or Legally Exempt Childcare Providers
  • Public Transit
    • Airline and airport employees
    • Passenger railroad employees
    • Subway and mass transit employees (i.e., MTA, LIRR, Metro North, NYC Transit, Upstate transit)
    • Ferry employees
    • Port Authority employees
    • Public bus employees
  • Individuals living in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared with individuals and families who are not part of the same household
  • Individual working (paid or unpaid) in a homeless shelter where sleeping, bathing or eating accommodations must be shared by individuals and families who are not part of the same household, in a position where there is potential for interaction with shelter residents
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.
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: