Health and Safety Information

Preventing the Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

It is essential that we remain cautious, attentive, and continue to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Here is some important information to help keep Hudson Valley families safe and healthy:

How to Protect Yourself and Others and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

  • Stay at home.
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If you are feeling well, only go out for essentials like groceries.
    • If you go out, be sure to wash your hands before, during if possible, and after.
    • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet distance from others.
  • Do not go out if you are sick.
    • All persons should wear a mask or face covering when in the company of others.
  • Do not take public transportation unless it is urgent and absolutely necessary.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes using your elbow or a tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Take special precautions to avoid exposing the elderly and those who are immuno-compromised.
    • Avoid visiting those most at risk.
    • Offer help with groceries but minimize contact.

Please visit the CDC website or the NYS website for more information.

Helpful Hotlines

NYS hotline for testing requests: 1-888-364-3065

Westchester County hotline: call 866-588-0195 or email 

Rockland County hotline: call 845-238-1956 or email 

NYS Emotional Support hotline1-844-863-9314

NYS Domestic Violence helpline: text 1-844-997-2121 

NOTE: You do not have to give any identifying information or reveal where you live.

Emotional Support for Frontline Health Care Heroes: text NYFRONTLINE to 741-741

Resources for Travelers or U.S. Citizens Abroad

If you have recently traveled or plan to travel, please consult the CDC’s travel guide. I encourage everyone with travel plans to regularly check for updates from the CDC and the U.S. State Department.

New Yorkers can call the Department of Health's coronavirus hotline at 1-888-364-3065 with any concerns about symptoms or travel. In addition, visit the Department of Health's dedicated website for more resources and updates about COVID-19. 

To receive important travel alerts, all U.S. Citizens abroad should register their travel with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at
If you are a U.S. Citizen stuck abroad, looking to get a flight home, call the U.S. Department of State's Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747.

Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence

Office on Women's Health Helpline, provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Call 1-800-994-9662.

New York State Office of Children and Family Services: Call 1-800-342-3720