March 4, 2020

COVID-19 Emergency Reponse

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

Pursuant to the Declaration of a local state of emergency by supervisor gary zuckerman, the town of rye offices are closed to the public until further notice except by appointment only.

To make an appointment please contact the appropriate department:
Appointments will be accepted during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:00pm

Supervisor's Office: (914) 939-3553

Clerk's Office: (914) 939-3570

Tax Office: (914) 939-3558

Assessment Office: (914) 939-3566

Justice Court: (914) 939-3305

Parks & Rec: (914) 589-2639

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

County COVID-19 FAQ: covid19faq@westchestergov.com

PLEASE BE ADVISED:   FOR MARRIAGE LICENSES & DEATH CERTIFICATES:

  • Couples must both be residents of the Town of Rye
  • Please download and complete the necessary forms BEFORE coming to the office; you will not be allowed to complete the forms in the Town Office
  • Please make sure you have all necessary documentation
  • Upon arrival, you must wait at security to be escorted to the Clerk's Office
  • If your death certificate is needed for immediate purposes over the weekend, please contact the Town Clerk via Email, otherwise please wait till normal business hours to schedule an appointment

PLEASE BE ADVISED:   FOR TAX PAYMENTS & EXEMPTION APPLICATIONS:


March 16, 2020

Supervisor Gary Zuckerman issues a Local State of Emergency for the Town of Rye:

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
Supervisor

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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.

Sincerely,

Gary Zuckerman
Town Supervisor

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:

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

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:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or a tissue (not your hands), then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth;
  • Stay home when you are sick;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a cleaning product that contains bleach

FACT SHEET ON HOW TO KEEP YOU & YOUR FAMILY SAFE WHILE ENJOYING THE OUTDOORS

UPDATED FACT SHEET FROM THE CDC - 3.13.2020

RESOURCE & INFORMATION FROM THE CDC (center for disease control and protection)

RESOURCE & INFORMATION FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY

FACT SHEET FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY

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CDC UPDATE AND SUMMARY WEBSITE

ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANING GUIDELINES

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