Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

General Information about Coronavirus on the Web:

The Westchester County Department of Health: https://health.westchestergov.com/2019-novel-coronavirus

NYS Department of Health: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home

The CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

COVID-19 Hotline Phone Numbers:

If you have symptoms you may call any of these numbers and they will ask you questions to determine the course of action.

  • Westchester County COVID-19 Information Call: 211 or email covid19faq@westchestergov.com
  • NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 364-3065
  • People under self-quarantine or exposure to known case, call: (866) 588-0195

Food Assistance:

  • The Community Center of Northern Westchester (Katonah): (914) 232-6572, Ext 110 and https://communitycenternw.org
  • The Interfaith Food Pantry in Mount Kisco: (914) 610-5187 and https://www.mountkiscofoodpantry.org/
  • In North Salem, call the Town of North Salem: (914) 669-5588
  • Schools are continuing their free breakfast and lunch programs, on a pick up basis. Please contact your school for your district’s procedure. Contact information for each district is below.

Seniors:

In addition to local shops offering delivery and early morning hours for seniors and the immune compromised, towns have senior support programs which may help get you groceries, meals and other basic needs.

  • Meals on Wheels general information: (914) 666-7203
  • Bedford, Senior Coordinator, Rosemary Vorel: (914) 882-5886
  • Lewisboro, Director for Senior Outreach, Pam Veith: (914) 232-6162
  • Mount Kisco, Senior Nutrition: (914) 666-8931
  • North Salem and Somers, Senior Home-Delivered Meal Program Coordinator, Barbara Taberer: (914) 232-0807
  • Pound Ridge, Senior Programs Coordinator, Louise Paolicelli: (914) 764-8201

Mental Health:

  • County support for mental health: (914) 995-1900
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-8255

Domestic Violence: (800) 799-7233 and via chat at http://www.thehotline.org

NYS Health Insurance for the Unenrolled: Extended until April 15 - https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/contact

Westchester County Department of Social Services:

  • To apply for benefits online: www.MyBenefits.com
  • To get assistance over the phone: (914) 995-3333, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM

School District Contacts:

For healthcare workers and first responders who need childcare, those children qualifying for free breakfast or lunch, or for issues related to your child’s education.

Coronavirus Related Scams:

Including how to protect yourself, how to report and other related issues - https://ag.ny.gov/coronavirus

Unemployment assistance: https://www.ny.gov/services/get-unemployment-assistance

Special Grocery Store Shopping Hours for Seniors and the Immune Compromised:

  • Acme in Goldens Bridge (Monday - Friday, 7-9 AM)
  • Decicco’s in Somers (8-8:30 AM)
  • Decicco's in Katonah (Saturday - Sunday, 7-8 AM)
  • Green Way Market in Cross River (8-9 AM)
  • ShopRite in Bedford Hills (6-7 AM)
  • Stop and Shop in Mt Kisco (6-7:30 AM)
  • The Market at Pound Ridge Square is providing curbside pickup. Call: (914) 764-5736

For Business Owners:

Other Representatives:

New York State Senate:

  • Shelley Mayer (Town of Bedford): (914) 934-5250
  • Peter Harkham (Lewisboro, Mount Kisco, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Somers): (914) 241-4600

New York State Assembly:

  • David Buchwald: (914) 244-4450

Town Offices:

NYS and the Federal Government are currently updating guidelines regarding mortgages, evictions, earned sick leave and unemployment. NYS has currently suspended debt collection for student and medical debt as well as evictions. This information is changing frequently. I am attaching the current link for mortgage relief, but best to check with your state representatives or my office for the most current updates: https://www.dfs.ny.gov/industry_guidance/industry_letters/il20200319_coronavirus_mortgage_relief