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Tax Office: (914) 939-3558
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We understand that this time is stressful and can be challenging to deal with, please know there are resources to help you and your family through this time. Please see the contact information below if you or someone you know is struggling to deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic.
County Mental Health hotline: 914-995-1900 (8am – 8pm)
County Mental Health text line: 914-461-7281
County COVID-19 Q&A Hotline: 866-588-0195
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March 16, 2020
A State of Emergency is hereby declared in the Town of Rye located in the County of Westchester, State of New York, effective immediately on March 16, 2020.
This State of Emergency has been declared due to the present and future impact of COVID-19 (a.k.a. "Coronavirus").
This situation threatens the public safety to wit:
On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; and
On January 31, 2020, United States Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the entire Unite States to aid the nation's healthcare community in responding to COVID-19; and
Both travel-related cases and community contact transmission of COVID-19 have been documented in New York State and more are expected to continue.
New York State is addressing the threat that COVID-19 poses to health and welfare of its residents and visitors.
On March 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency for New York State.
On March 16, 2020, Westchester County Executive declared a State of Emergency in Westchester County.
This Town-wide State of Emergency will remain in effect for 30 days from the date hereof.
As the Town Supervisor of the Town of Rye, I, Gary J. Zuckerman, exercise the authority given to me under Section 24 of the New York State Executive Law, to preserve the public safety and hereby render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being, and health of the citizens of this Town.
I Hereby direct all departments and agencies of the Town of Rye to take whatever steps necessary to protect the life and property, public infrastructure, and provide such emergency assistance deemed necessary.
Dated March 16, 2020
Gary J Zuckerman
March 4, 2020
Dear Residents of The Town of Rye,
We are all aware of the new Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Please pay attention to local media and to go to Westchester County and/or the CDC for guidance or resources. Please be aware of safety precautions you should take to prevent the spread of sickness.
The Town of Rye has been in contact with the appropriate officials. Any updates will be provided.
Mobile COVID-19 testing is available in New Rochelle and is available by appointment (soon in Nassau County). The number for appointments is 1 (888) 364-3065.
How is COVID-19 spread?
Many of the initial patients with COVID-19 in China had links to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. However, cases being reported at this time have been occurring through person-to-person spread. The virus is thought to spread mainly:
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
The most common symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
What can I do to protect myself?
You should go about your daily life, but take the same serious precautions that you would during cold and flu season:
Our town nestles in a valley in the background of which lie the picturesque hills and dales of Westchester County. Our Town of Rye borders on Long Island Sound bordering on Connecticut at the gateway of New England within convenient commuting distance from New York and in the metropolitan area. While we started with the Boston Post Road running close to the sound and constituting our main highway, a toll road along which passed the horse-drawn stages, modern parkways and paved highways over which pass speedy motor vehicles now link our Town to all the cities, towns and villages of this great country of ours.
We started as a small settlement on Manursing Island, then developed Poningo Neck, which now is the business section of the City of Rye, and the Saw Pit, which now is Port Chester on the Byram River, with paths leading to various parts of the town. The Post Road, King Street, and the Grace Church Street were among some of our earliest carriage paths. Water transportation and stagecoach were the sole links the early settlers had with the outside world. The young settlement known as Saw Pit, so named from the saw pits then in use, continued as such until it outgrew this homespun name and became Port Chester by incorporating as a village in 1868 signifying a sea port which remains to this day.
Early life in the settlement was strenuous. Attacks by Indians and severe winters were a deterrent to these early settlers. Farming, fishing, logging, and trading were the principal occupations. At Saw Pit, logs were cut for use in shipbuilding operations. Our town had no improvements in those days and homes were simple and crude. The seed sown by these early settlers was nurtured and grew to the present day when we enjoy the modern conveniences of our times.
For more information about the Town of Rye and early settlement, see Chronicles of a Border Town by Charles Washington Baird.
Important information regarding paying taxes and applying/renewing for exemptions during the COVID-19 Pandemic