The City of Poughkeepsie has announced plans to limit access to City buildings and to limit its workforce to essential employees in light of the threat posed by the coronavirus. As of Wednesday first-round of non-essential workers begun rounds of paid leave. A second group will go on leave on April 1st.

Mayor Rollison had this to say, 'These are extraordinary times. We are taking these actions to help slow the spread of this virus while maintaining public safety and as many services possible. He canceled all public meetings for this week and next and encourages local residents to follow the city's social media pages for additional updates.

Essential workers like public safety and sanitation will continue to be on the job. A non-essential employee is defined as any person who doesn't need to be physically present to perform their job or they are not required to meet the core functions of the city government during the virus response.

Anyone who needs to make a payment for City services can do so at the finance website and section 8 applications can be made at 1 Civic Center Plaza Monday through Friday 9 AM-noon.

More details can be found HERE.


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