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 the situation. 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.

***County Executive Marcus Molinaro with be holding a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, April 2nd at 5:30pm. It will be streamed live in the Dutchess County Government Facebook Page. If you do not recive an automated call and would like to join in, you can call  (845) 765-7121.***

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. 

Click here for the COVID-19 Fact Sheet

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. 

An important message from Terry Ariano at the Pawling Resource Center:
"We have had many calls and offers to help drive and shop. So far we have not had a lot of requests for this service, but I expect in the coming weeks the needs will increase. We will call you! Thank you to this generous community, Hannafords, those bringing food, Town officials, and to the volunteers who have stepped up to pack orders. We are so much more when we work together."

March 16, 2020

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, please exercise good social distancing if you come to the park.

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.

Effective at 5PM March 16 the Court will be closed indefinitely. All matters scheduled for the next 4 weeks (March 16, March 26, April 2, April 9) are adjourned. A new date will be set when the Court reopens.

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:

  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly
  • If you cannot wash your hands, use hand sanitzer
  • If you have any symptoms, STAY HOME
  • If you are elderly or have a chronic condition, please stay home and avoid contact as much as possible
  • Practice social distancing - stay 6 feet or more away from others
  • Do not shake hands, hug or engage physical contact with others
  • Sanitize surfaces often
  • For further guidance, please visit the CDC website