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Statement from Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro

following Gov Cuomo’s Announcement that

 Dutchess County, Mid-Hudson Region, Can Begin Phase One Reopening

Tuesday, May 26th



“Dutchess County and the Mid-Hudson Region will officially begin Phase One reopening on Tuesday, May 26th.   With the region having successfully met all of the health metrics to reopen and the balance of volunteer contact tracers conducting their online training this weekend, Governor Cuomo has given us the green light for Restarting Dutchess on Tuesday.

 We now begin a new chapter.   The work we all do going forward will determine our course forward.   Businesses will be slowly reopening with strict health and safety plans in place that must be followed.   Public health teams will be watching all of the data closely to protect our community health.   Individuals must maintain their vigilance in protecting themselves and their families – wear face coverings when going out, maintain social distancing, and wash your hands.   Continuing to make smart choices will protect our community.

 We are exceptionally grateful to all those who have signed up to volunteer as contact tracers – it is critical the training is completed this weekend to ensure our reopening proceeds on Tuesday.   Thank you for making our Tuesday reopening possible!”


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Colleen T. Pillus

Communications Director

Dutchess County Government

22 Market Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

(845) 486-2000