COVID-19 or Coronovirus is a rapidly evolving situation. The Town of Pawling is working hand in hand with Dutchess County to monitor and address all issues that arise that affect our Town. We will continue to keep everyone updated as things progress and will be posting updates as we receive them on our Town of Pawling Facebook page.
JUNE 2020 UPDATE
Pawling Town Hall, Annex and Lathrop will begin to gradually open up to the public beginning on Tuesday June 30th and Thursday July 2nd. The following week, we will be open on Monday July 6th, Wednesday July 8th and Friday July 10rd. This phased re-opening will be effective in fighting the spread. Starting on Monday July 13th, Town Hall will be open for normal hours of operation to the public, five days a week. As the facility opens back up to the public, residents and employees are encouraged and expected to follow social distancing and MUST wear a mask to enter the building. The public is still encouraged to only visit Town Hall if absolutely necessary and to use electronic and remote communication if possible.
ENTERING TOWN BUILDINGS WILL BE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! If you do not have an appointment, you will be turned away. Please contact the specific department you need before planning an in-person visit:
Tax Collector: 845-855-3350
Town Clerk: 845-855-5040
Courts: Reopening of the Town court and scheduled sessions will be in accordance with the guidelines and expectations set by the NYS Unified Court System.
MAY 2020 UPDATE
For guidance from NYS on the phased reopening, please visit here
To view the dashboard tracking each region's status in relation to meeting the reopening metrics please visit here
To view Governor Cuomo's NY Forward Initiative: A Guide to Reopening New York, please visit here.
To view County Executive Molinaro's "Restarting Dutchess" information, please visit here.
ALL TOWN OF PAWLING OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will have staff available to answer calls and emails. This includes the Lathrop building. The outdoors at Lakeside Park will be open to the public EXCEPT FOR the Dog Park and the playground equipment. Please exercise good social distancing if you come to the park.
The Pawling Town Court will be closed until further notice. A new date will be set when the Court reopens.
Bulk Pickup for the Town of Pawling is being POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL. We will notify everyone of the new date soon.
Please visit the Dutchess County COVID-19 Community Impact Dashboard for up-to-date information and statistics on how our County is being affected.
For updates from our Recreation Department, please visit their Facebook page.
Dutchess County has declared a State of Emergency as of March 13. They have mandated that all gatherings over 20 people are prohibited. Please visit Dutchess County's Coronavirus site for the most up to date information affecting our County.
If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Dutchess County 24/7 Crisis Services. They are an amazing resource for ANYONE who needs help. This is an extremely difficult time and there IS help out there for everyone! Call or text the helpline at 845-485-9700.
Stay up to date on Metro North service by clicking here
The Pawling Resource Center has plenty of food and supplies to assist our local seniors during this time. They have the ability to go shopping and set up delivery. With all Senior programs throughout the area being cancelled, this is hitting our seniors the hardest and we want to be sure that they have everything they need. Please DO NOT HESITATE to call the PRC at 845-855-3459 to arrange any of these services, they are of no cost. They are open M-F from 10am-4pm and Saturday from 10am - 3pm. Please pass this message along to any seniors you know.
March 16, 2020
The Transfer Station will remain open on it's regularly scheduled days. Attendants will only allow in 3 cars at a time. We ask that you please drop off your garbage and exit as quickly as possible and refrain from socializing.
As of Monday, March 16 at 8pm, all restaurants and bars must close to the public. Curbside takeout and delivery is still permitted. Read the announcement from Governor Cuomo. This closure includes movie theatres, gyms and casinos.
March 17, 2020
The Small Business Association (SBA) has made available federal loans to small businesses suffering an economic impact due to COVID-19. Please click here for more information and directions to apply
The NYS Department of Labor is waiving the 7 day waiting period for people who are out of work due to COVID-19. You can click here apply on line for benefits. We've been advised to tell you to be patient as they are experiencing some problems due to a much higher volume of claims.
March 18, 2020
Bulk Pickup for the Town of Pawling is being postponed and there will not be Bulk Pickup on April 4th. We will notify everyone of the new date very soon.
March 20, 2020
Governor Cuomo has issued an Executive Order that all "non-essential" businesses must reduce their workforce by 100% by Sunday, March 22 at 8pm. Please read the guidance to learn more and to see what businesses are classified as "essential.".
It is extremely important that we all practice the following to prevent the spread of COVID-19: