3/25/20 COVID-19: Update #16

3/25/20 COVID-19: Update #16

Governor Cuomo announced today the New York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

Governor Cuomo: “We asked for mental health professionals to voluntarily sign up to provide online mental health services. Six thousand mental health professionals agreed to volunteer to provide mental health services for people who need it. How beautiful is that?”
Cuomo: “God bless the 6,000 mental health professionals who are doing this 100 percent free, on top of whatever they have to do in their normal practice.”


And please visit this link where you can find all of the COVID-19 resources our team has been collecting in one working document that is being continuously revised: bit.ly/NewPaltz-COVID19

Please contact ktobin@villageofnewpaltz.org with questions, comments, revisions, or additions for this document.

3/25/20 COVID-19: Update #15

3/25/20 COVID-19: Update #15

Stay connected!

Village Hall remains open with a reduced staff handling calls and essential tasks per Governor Cuomo’s PAUSE order. We have been closed to in-person public visits to Village Hall since 3/13/20.

We know it is important for the public to feel connected during this difficult time, so here are three things to help:

  1. Our staff is fielding calls from residents to help with perfunctory questions and we are chatting with folks longer than usual. Our community needs to stay in touch with each other while we practice social distancing and manage this difficult time. We really appreciate that our staff knows that this extra responsibility is part of their job right now. Do not hesitate to call us here at Village Hall: (845) 255-0130. Direct to the Mayor’s office: (845) 255-1413. You can also reach us via e-mail at assistant@villageofnewpaltz.org.
  2. It is important to check in with older community members, individuals with special needs, or just about anyone, and that’s why we have created the New Paltz Neighbor to Neighbor program. We are seeking volunteers to help organize and participate in this outreach. Phone calls to neighbors are appreciated and reassuring. If you or someone you know is interested in getting involved with Neighbor to Neighbor, or you know someone in need, please contact Trustee William Murray at wmurray@villageofnewpaltz.org.
  3. We have reached out to Family of Woodstock and Family of New Paltz. For years they have offered a hotline to assist people with various challenges and explain the numerous ways Family’s support services can help with the needs of individuals and families. No questions should feel trivial — their staff have been trained to be excellent listeners. Call (845) 255-8801 to reach the Family of New Paltz hotline during business hours (Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-5:00pm and on Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm), and when the New Paltz office is closed the calls are automatically rolled over to their 24/7 hotline in Woodstock (to call Woodstock directly they can be reached at (845-679-2485).

And please visit this link where you can find all of the COVID-19 resources our team has been collecting in one working document that is being continuously revised: bit.ly/NewPaltz-COVID19

Please contact ktobin@villageofnewpaltz.org with questions, comments, revisions, or additions for this document.

Village Board: 03/25/20


Due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic, as well as federal, state, and county declarations of emergency, all public hearing comments must be submitted in writing to the Assistant to the Mayor: assistant@villageofnewpaltz.org.

If you need to see any of the items scheduled to be discussed on the evening’s Agenda or if you have any questions about the remote nature of this meeting, please e-mail the Planning and Zoning Secretary (planningzoning@villageofnewpaltz.org) and/or the Mayor’s Assistant (assistant@villageofnewpaltz.org).

Planning Board: 04/07/20

The confirmed Agenda for the upcoming April 7, 2020 meeting of the Planning Board is now available, here.


Due to the social distancing guidelines that have been directed by the Governor’s office, this Planning Board meeting will be held remotely and recorded, which will then be posted on the Village website and Facebook. If you have any questions please contact the Planning and Zoning Secretary (planningzoning@villageofnewpaltz.org).

3/21/20 COVID-19: Update #14

3/21/20 COVID-19: Update #14

[3.20.2020] Governor Cuomo Signed the ‘New York State on PAUSE’ Executive Order that includes 10-Point Policy that Assures Uniform Safety for Everyone

    • Effective at 8PM on Sunday, March 22, all non-essential businesses statewide will be closed;

    • Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time;

    • Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced;

    • When in public individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others;

    • Businesses and entities that provide other essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least six feet;

    • Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people;

    • Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;

    • Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health;

    • Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations; and

    • Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using isopropyl alcohol wipes.

[3.21.2020] Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees calls for Rent Flexibility During COVID-19 Crisis

The Village of New Paltz Board of Trustees is calling on New Paltz landlords to freeze all rent hikes for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. The Board further urges landlords to have considerable flexibility by allowing more time for tenants to pay their rents with modified payment schedules as well as the waiving of late fees for both residential and commercial tenants during this trying time.

The great majority of people in our community rent their homes. Furthermore, many of our local businesses rent their brick-and-mortar spaces. In light of the COVID-19 crisis’ negative impacts on all aspects of our local economy from individuals’ income to local businesses’ revenue — and the great uncertainties we as a community face for the unseeable future — the Village of New Paltz community urgently needs immediate relief in the form of a rent freeze and greater flexibility in landlord-tenant agreements and practices. That’s why the Village Board of Trustees is calling on all landlords to acknowledge this unprecedented situation by adopting measures to help our fellow community members and business owners who may have difficulty paying rent during this challenging time.

3/20/20 COVID-19: Update #13

3/20/20 COVID-19: Update #13

No School Today Program
Monday-Friday, beginning Monday, March 23rd
8 AM – 4 PM


Ellenville Elementary School
Marbletown Elementary School
New Paltz (Lenape Elementary School)
Kingston YMCA


SPACE is limited due to state and county capacity reductions due to COVID-19!


Starting Monday, March 23, 2020 the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County will begin providing emergency child care in Kingston, New Paltz, Marbletown, and Ellenville for the families of first responders and essential employees, those who have to work during the COVID-19 Crisis. Care is being offered in accordance with New York State and Ulster County health and safety requirements, including reducing capacity at each site is reduced by 50%, thus space at each site is limited.


Registration forms are available online at: https://ymcaulster.org/emergency-child-care/


Forms can be returned via fax or e-mail. If you have any questions about the program please reach out to our Youth Development Director, Cailin Rooney at CRooney@ymcaulster.org / 845-338-3810 Ext. 110