THIS PAGE CONTAINS THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY OF NEWBURGH GOVERNMENT'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
LAST UPDATED 6/11/2020
City of Newburgh government is working to ensure public safety and prioritize the health and welfare of residents and visitors. We are doing our part to reduce circles of exposure in our community.
In April and May, information was mailed to households in the City of Newburgh to help people understand the virus and take precautions to keep our community safe. Read the April mailing (HERE) and the May mailing (HERE).
People who have questions about government operations are encouraged to reach out to departments directly or call the City Manager’s office at 845-569-7301.
Economic Assistance/Businesses/Workforce Support
Health & Safety Resources
We want the public to be aware of the steps each of us can take to reduce transmission of COVID-19. Health organizations are working around the clock to ensure people can get assistance for medical and mental health needs. Find information on our Health Resources webpage (HERE).
Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus
Provides updates on the State of Emergency in Orange County and how that affects us all.
Updates on developments in New York State
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an Executive Order regarding the upcoming federal Presidential Primary election. The order outlines the postponement and rescheduling of the primary from April 28, 2020 to June 23, 2020. Read the Executive Order on Governor Cuomo’s website. Executive Order 202.26 requires Boards of Elections in New York State to send every eligible voter an Absentee Ballot Application for the election to be held on June 23, 2020. The Orange County Board of Elections recommends using these in lieu of visiting your assigned poll site on June, 23, 2020. If you are registered to vote in Orange County and have not received your ballot in the mail, reach out to the Orange County Board of Elections at www.orangecountygov.com/elections.
United Way's 2-1-1 helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public with health and human services related questions. It is open 365 days a year.
Orange and Rockland and Central Hudson are not disconnecting utilities due to economic hardship. It is recommended to call them to advise them that you are experiencing a hardship.
- Orange & Rockland: 877-434-4100
- Central Hudson: 845-452-2700
- NYSEG: 800-572-1111
Be Aware of Scams
- Phishing emails from entities posing as the World Health Organization or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Malicious websites and apps that appear to share virus-related information to gain and lock access to your devices until payment is received
- People seeking donations fraudulently for illegitimate or non-existent charitable organizations
- "Person in need" scams
- Scams offering a vaccine, cure, air filters, or test kits
- Scams targeting Social Security benefits
- Offers of grants and emergency funding
- The vast majority of people don’t need to take any action to get their payments.
- The IRS will not contact you via phone, text, or email to collect personal information.
- No one has early access to this money. Anyone who claims to is a scammer.