The City of Poughkeepsie has developed this webpage to provide you with the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to serve as a resource guide.
Contact Information Related to Virus
- New York COVID-19 Hotline
- Dutchess County coronavirus updates
- "Dutchess Responds" connects people to services
The Vassar College Office of Community-Engaged Learning and others have created a Dutchess County Community Resources Web Map that shows locations of different community resources and businesses.
Vaccination opportunities are widely available. A Dutchess County Immunization Clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St., Poughkeepsie. COVID-19 vaccines are available for individuals,12 years of age and older (Pfizer) 18 years and older (Pfizer and Moderna).
Call for appointments: 845-486-3409 or 845-486-3533.
Also City of Poughkeepsie residents can go to www.uwdor.org/vaccinerides to apply for a free Lyft ride to and from COVID-19 vaccine appointments, courtesy of the United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region.
City of Poughkeepsie Phone Numbers & Information
View our Staff Directory to find contact information for our city departments.
- Parks: The parks, including skate and dog parks, playgrounds and tennis courts, are open but remember to practice social distancing.
- Payments: Payments for city services can be made online on the Finance Page, by mail at 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or by using the drop box near the front door at the Police Station on Mansion Street.
- Section 8: Applications for Section 8 Housing must be made in person at 1 Civic Center Plaza between 9 am and noon Monday through Friday. Call 845-451-4020 for more information
Health & Mental Health
New York is providing a special opportunity for eligible individuals to enroll in insurance coverage through New York State of Health in light of the crisis.
Dutchess County Helpline provides mental health/substance abuse resources 24/7 by phone at 845-485-9700.
Food Distribution & Services
The Poughkeepsie City School District has started a food distribution of cold breakfast and lunch items Monday through Friday.
Dutchess Responds, Dutchess Outreach, Community Action Partnership and others have updated their food pantry lists and are continuing to work through that in this evolving situation. When using these sites or list, it's best to call ahead first using the provided contact information on those lists.
- Dutchess County Food Pantries and Meal Resources
- Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County
- Dutchess Outreach
- Under the Governor's direction, major utilities will suspend service shutoffs during the outbreak. Get more information and to file a complaint if your service is shut off.
- Central Hudson is waiving late fees for customers impacted by COVID-19.
Businesses & Nonprofits
- The Dutchess Business Notification Network provides information for businesses and nonprofits.
- Empire State Development (ESD) has created this frequent asked questions site to give businesses information about regulations, potential aid and general guidance related to the coronavirus.
- State Department of Labor Lists Immediate Openings.
- State Attorney General Letitia James has provided guidance to residents about the resources available to them and warnings about potential consumer scams and price gouging related to COVID-19.
- The Library District has reopened, but with changes to abide by new health and safety guidelines. Find out more here: https://poklib.org/
- These sites are updating what area restaurants are open and, in some cases, delivering:
The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. This blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients suffering from cancer. f you are healthy and feeling well, please make an appointment to donate as soon as possible by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767).