City of Poughkeepsie Closing Public Access to City Hall Following More Positive COVID-19 Cases
Following several more positive COVID-19 tests among city employees, City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison announced today City Hall will be closed to the public as of Tuesday until further notice. Two employees who work out of City Hall tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend. Last week, the mayor announced that seven city Department of Public Works employees had tested positive, forcing the closure transfer station at the DPW facilities on Howard Street. Another DPW employee as well as a city firefighter also have now tested positive.
“It’s imperative we do what we can to protect the health of our employees and the public,” said Mayor Rolison.
Essential workers — including public safety and the sanitation department — will be continuing their shifts. If you have an emergency situation, please call 911. Otherwise, the Police Department’s non-emergency number is 845-451-4000.
Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, you will be able to contact via phone the following departments: Assessor, 845-451-4039; Building, Planning and Community Development, 845-451-4007; Office of the Mayor, 845-451-4073; City Chamberlain, 845-451-4276; Corporation Counsel, 845-451-4065; Finance Department and Tax Collector, 845-451-4030; and Public Works, 845-451-4111.
The public can make payments for all city services by mail at 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, or online at cityofpoughkeepsie.com/finance, or by using the drop box located in front of the entrance to the police department on the north side of City Hall.
“Once again, we ask the public to be patient during this time due to the current staff shortages. We have been through the closure of City Hall before during this pandemic and have been able to successfully continue to provide services to the public. I greatly appreciate the work of our staff and thank the public in advance for its cooperation.”
Under the New York State Unified Court System, Poughkeepsie Court is continuing operation.
The City of Poughkeepsie has developed a Coronavirus Updates & Resource Guide to provide you with the latest information pertaining to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and to serve as a resource guide, https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/coronavirus.
The Dutchess County website also provides information and updates at: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/2019-Novel-Coronavirus.htm.