- All guidance and approvals for opening apply to restaurants, food service establishments, food trucks, and concessions.
- Indoor capacities are to be regulated by management and limited as not to exceed 50% OF THE PERMITTED MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY (Exclusive of Employees).: 75% Starting March 19th (outside NYC)
- Mandtory and recommended best practices for safety can be found on the NY FORWARD website. Business owners must adhere to social distancing, establish a safety plan, and read & affirm the New York State business affirmation guidelines adopted during the Summer of 2020. Additionally, businesses must ensure that indoor and outdoor tables with seating are separated by a minimum of 6ft in all directions. Guests/ invitees to dine together at a single table must no exceed 10 persons; there is no requirement that all persons must be related to dine together.
- Food service establishments msut close for indoor dining by 10:00 PM each evening. Delivery and pickup services may continue after 10:00 PM.
- CLICK HERE for the Port Chester School District's COVID-19 Updates.
- Indoor capacity for religious services and programming may not exceed 50% of the building's maximum capacity.
- Outdoor capacity for religious services may not exceed 50 people.
- Indoor gatherings remain lmited to 100 people or fewer.
- Outdoor mass gatherings are limited to 200 people.
- Halls are restricted to 50% capacity outside New York City; 35% capacity in New York City.
- Masks will be required at all times except when seated and eating or drinking.
- Mandatory social distancing must be enforced, pr physical barriers between parties of patrons must be installed.
- Staff must rigorously clean and disinfect any rented or shared equipment between use.
- Venues are restricted to 50% capacity, with no more than 150 people per event.
- All patrons must be tested prior to event.
- Sign-in with contact information required to assist with potential contact tracing.
- Venues must notify local health departments of large events, above the social gathering limit, in advance.
- Masks will be required at all times except when seated and eating or drinking.
- Ceremonial and socially-distanced dancing allowed under strict guidelines.
The Village of Port Chester continues to partner with the Westchester County and Westchester Medical Center to bring mobile COVID-19 testing to our village and will anticipate making this option available until we see our numbers decrease. Mobile testing will be announced to the public whenever new dates are confirmed; checking the village website www.portchesterny.com or signing up for NIXLE advisories by CLICKING HERE will keep you in the know!
To be tested during a future mobile testing date, you must make an appointment in advance by either calling 914.202.4530 or by following these links:
For English: wmchealthnetwork.tfaforms.net/256
For Spanish: wmchealthnetwork.tfaforms.net/257
All testing will be conducted between the hours of 10:00 AM & 3:00 PM
Map Of COVID-19 Active Cases
Westchester County has engineered a new COVID-19 active case map for municipalities throughout our county. By CLICKING HERE you will be able to keep track of our village’s positive cases as well as the cases in neighboring municipalities.
The Village of Port Chester continues to distribute masks to our residents directly and through its community partners as supplies are donated to us. Our most recent mask allotment was, and will continue to be, distributed through such organizations as The Salvation Army, The Carver Center, The Port Chester Housing Authority, churches, and other houses of worship. If you or your family need masks, reach out to the village or our partners for assistance: limited supplies remain available.
Westchester County COVID-19 Media
Westchester County produced a video presentation recently highlighting Port Chester and village residents. The focus of this presentation is to bring awareness of the virus to our population by enlisting the help and support of our community partners and village clergy. Please CLICK HERE to view that video presentation and remember to share it with your friends and family!
Statewide Restrictions Per The Governor
The following are statewide restrictions that have been implemented through the Governor’s office that affect all municipalities regardless of zone, status or other factor(s):
- All bars & restaurants must close for in-person consumption each day by 10:00 PM: only curbside pickup or delivery may be permitted after this hour.
- Gyms & fitness centers/ businesses must close each day by 10:00 PM.
- Private indoor gatherings in your home must be limited to ten (10) people maximum.
- All indoor events previously scheduled or advertised are cancelled until further notice. The senior center staff will be planning to utilize virtual options to provide our seniors with creative and entertaining programming as quickly as possible, stay tuned!
- Our dedicated senior center staff will remain on site for regular business hours to serve our residents and provide any assistance that they can. To reach out to our staff, please contact them by email: Carol Nielsen, Director [email protected] or Maryann Nielsen, Nutrition Site Manager [email protected] . You may also call the senior center staff directly at 914.939.4975.
- All outdoor activities must adhere to the strict guidance presented by the New York State Governor’s office and the CDC.
- Any use of village green spaces or ball fields for organized events must be approved and permitted through the village’s recreation office to ensure safety guidelines are being followed. To inquire about how to reserve time on our fields or within our parks, e-mail Heather Krakowski, Superintendent of Recreation at [email protected] or call the recreation department directly at 914.939.2354.
- Village officers will regularly patrol public spaces around the area to ensure that people are practicing social distancing, limiting their social gatherings to a size in accordance to NY State & CDC guidelines, providing assistance to residents wherever possible.
- The village's Amnesty Program for delinquent parking tickets dated on or before December 31, 2019 is over. Please contact the Justic Court's Parking Violations Bureau at 914.939.8220 to speak to a judge about any delinquent parking violation to seek resolution.
- The Port Chester Village Justice Court has ceased in-person appearances; all criminal matters will be held virtually until further notice. We ask that you please contact your attorneys for more details. Traffic and parking court proceedings are administratively adjourned until further notice, however, you will not accrue any penalties during this time.If you have any questions regarding the above, or the affixed protocols, please use the numbers detailed below:
- Traffic/ Building/ Small Claims: 914.939.2063
- Criminal/ Landlord- Tenant: 914.939.8220
- Parking Violations: 914.939.8220
- Public entry into the building continues to be limited so it is recommended that members of the public who intend to visit village hall use best efforts to make reservations or appointments in advance of their visit whenever possible. Your consideration will allow staff a safer way to provide indoor services in a manner that is most sanitary, safe, and comfortable for both you and staff.
- All visitors MUST WEAR A MASK and enter through the main doors of the building, sign in with our security personnel, fill out the visitor questionnaire for the purposes of contact tracing, and be temperature tested before being granted further access into the building.
The Building Department can receive calls related to permits, inspections, and general inquiries at (914) 939-5203. Please leave a message; messages will be monitored from 9am – 4pm. Additionally, you may email inquiries to Regina Glennon, Senior office assistant to the Building Department using [email protected].
- RECEIVING APPLICATIONS for permits is suspended until further notice.
- ISSUANCE OF PERMITS is suspended until further notice.
- SCHEDULING AND PERFORMING INSPECTIONS is suspended until further notice.
- CONSULTATIONS to resolve Notices of Violations are suspended until further notice.
- MUNICIPAL SEARCH REPORT requests are to be requested via regular mail, with a check payable to The Village of Port Chester and addressed to The Port Chester Village Building Department, c/o The Village of Port Chester, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, NY 10573.
- EMERGENCY PERMITS and inspections that may affect the health, safety and welfare of the user and/ or occupants of a building may be approved. Please call the Building Department at (914) 939-5203.
- New construction may continue at the Inspector’s discretion.
- Occupied residential buildings that may affect the health, safety and welfare of the user and/ or occupants of a building may be authorized at the Inspector’s discretion.
- Please call the Building Department at (914) 939-5203 to request an inspection.
- Consultations/Meetings for permitting or to resolve Notices of Violations may be performed over the phone by calling (914) 939-5203 and staff will scheduling an appointment with an inspector.
- Municipal Search Report requests are to be requested via regular mail, with a check payable to The Village of Port Chester and addressed to The Port Chester Village Building Department, c/o The Village of Port Chester, 222 Grace Church Street, Port Chester, NY 10573.
- Boards & commissions will continue to utilize online meeting technology to conduct public meetings, public hearings, and workshops wherever and whenever necessary.
- NY Forward: Governor Cuomo's plan to reopen New York State with a focus on getting people back to work and easing social isolation.
- Click Here for NY FORWARD: A GUIDE TO REOPENING NEW YORK & BUILDING BACK BETTER
- Click Here for THE NEW YORK STATE REGIONAL MONITORING DASHBOARD
- Click Here for THE NEW YORK STATE DAILY HOSPITALIZATION SUMMARY (BY REGION)
- Click Here for THE NEW STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 TRACKER (TESTING & FATALITIES)
- New York State on PAUSE: 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services.
- You must wear a mask when going out into public, especially in those instances where social distancing proves to be difficult or nearly impossible.
- The FDA approved the use of a new experimental drug in New York on a compassionate care basis to help treat patients with COVID-19.
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices are temporarily closed for in-office visits. Online transactions, including for license renewals, are still be available. License and permit expirations will be extended.
- An initial delivery of supplies has been made to the Jacob K. Javits Center where FEMA has started to build a 1,000-bed temporary hospital.
- Enacting Matilda’s Law to protect New Yorkers age 70+ and those with compromised immune systems
- Remain indoors
- Can go outside for solitary exercise
- Pre-screen all visitors by taking their temperature
- Wear a mask when in the company of others
- Stay at least 6 feet from others
- Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary
- Testing is free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.
- Your local health department is your community contact for COVID-19 concerns.
- Click here for a listing of “Essential Businesses.” .
- Click here for the latest Westchester County updates :
- Click here for the latest Westchester County Health Department updates.
- Click here for the latest information on the BEE-Line Bus System updates.