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. Click the below links to bring you to the following page sections:
 

Village Updates
 
Number of Confirmed Cases in Croton-on-Hudson - 16
Last Updated: Monday, March 30
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, modifications to the Department of Public Works' staffing schedule have been initiated. As a result, metal and electronics pickups have been suspended as of March 26th. Additionally, yard waste pickups will not begin as scheduled in April. The Village will notify residents when these pickups begin again.
 
As of March 17, 2020, the Village Justice Court will not be in regular session by order of the NYS Unified Court System until further notice. All matters are administratively adjourned until further notice. Upon resumption of regular court sessions, you will be contacted by the court personnel at a future date​.
 
A state of emergency has been declared in the Village of Croton-on-Hudson as of March 16, 2020. All Village playgrounds, ballfields and basketball courts are closed until further notice. Click here for a list of closed facilities. Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended as of March 18, 2020.
 
As of March 16th, all offices in the Municipal Building are closed to public access until April 15th. Residents are encouraged to call or email Village staff with questions. Emergency services and Public Works operations are continuining uninterrupted.
 
As of March 13th, all seniors programs at the Municipal Building are cancelled through April 15th. For Recreation Department program cancellations, please click here. This includes the Croton Senior Citizens Club weekly meetings and the St. Patrick's Day Party. Westchester County has also cancelled or postponed a number of events; a running list can be found here.
 
The Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry will be open on Saturdays from 10 AM until Noon for those who are in need. Click here for more information.
 
Hotline Phone Numbers:
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.
 
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.

Information from New York State
 
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.
 
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.
Violations of “New York State on PAUSE” -- If you are aware of any non-essential gatherings or any non-essential businesses or entities operating in violation of "New York on PAUSE", 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 Labor.Bureau@ag.ny.gov.
 
New York State has established a new website for the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be accessed here.
 
New York State Department of Health:
New York State Department of Labor
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles:
  • All driver’s licenses, non-driver identification cards, vehicle registrations and temporary registrations which were set to expire on or after March 1, 2020, have been extended until April 19, 2020, pursuant to an executive order issued by the governor.

NY State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services Announce Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers.

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 covid19supplies@exec.ny.gov.
 

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 COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov.


Information from Westchester County & Other Agencies

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.
 
 
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 will be operating on an essential service schedule beginning March 27, 2020. Metro-North will provide hourly service on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines, with extra trains added during peak times. Normal weekday capacity will be reduced by about 50% compared to a normal weekday. Starting April 4, Metro-North will provide hourly service while also suspending shuttle service between Wassaic and Southeast on the Upper Harlem line. See Metro-North schedules.
 
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

Below is the information received from New York State regarding testing and quarantine/isolation protocols. The testing and quarantine/isolation protocols are also available in Spanish.

Testing will occur if:
  • An individual has come within proximate contact (same classroom, office, or gatherings) of another person known to be positive; or
  • An individual has traveled to a country that the CDC has issued a Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Health Notice, and shows symptoms of illness; or
  • An individual is quarantined (mandatory or precautionary) and has shown symptoms of COVID-19 illness; or
  • An individual is symptomatic and has not tested positive for any other infection; or
  • Other cases where the facts and circumstances warrant as determined by the treating clinician in consultation with state and local department of health officials.
Quarantine is mandated for:
  • An individual who has been in close contact (6 ft.) with someone who is positive, but is not not displaying symptoms for COVID-19; or
  • An individual who has traveled to China, Iran, Japan, South Korea or Italy and is displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
Isolation is mandated for:
  • An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, whether or not displaying symptoms for COVID-19.

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.


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

Communications:

Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidelines:
Resources for Local Businesses:
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