Contact Information

Town Hall
80 Ridgebury Hill Road
Slate Hill, NY 10973

Emergency Notices

Importance of House Numbers During an Emergency

House numbers are not only convenient for finding addresses but necessary for emergency responders to locate those in need. Minutes matter so be sure that fire, ambulance, and police personnel can quickly find your address. It is important to have the correct address number visible on your house , as well as your mailbox. 

Do your part to help yourself and have your house numbers displayed near the front door, under a light in a size and color that is easily visible from the street.  If you live in a rural area maintain your house number sign that is near your driveway. Don’t let it get covered with snow this winter.

If the numbers on your house are not visible or easy to read, it will take emergency personnel longer to reach you. Those extra minutes spent trying to locate a property can mean the difference between life and death, so take the time now to be sure your house numbers may be seen from the street.

House at Night

Emergency Assistance Program for Wawayanda Seniors and Disabled Citizens

Support for Seniors

You can register to be included on an emergency list to ensure that you are safe during an emergency or natural disaster. Please call 845-355-5700 ext. 9 to add your name and phone number to the list. 


Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

As of November 20, 2023, residential households in the U.S. are eligible for another order of 4 free at-home tests from USPS. Click HERE to order your free tests from USPS.

Orange County, NY COVID-19 Data Dashboard


List of Emergency Contact Information

Please Click Here to download a list of Emergency Phone numbers and Websites pertaining to the Corona Virus Pandemic and other essential services.

COVID-19 Helpful Information

Lastly and most important is the hope to keep all of you safe by limiting exposure and taking precautionary measures to protect yourself and your loved ones. Here is information to help you:

I.       Definitions.
  • CoVID-19: Commonly known as Coronavirus, a viral pathogen that is highly contagious and spread through airborne exposure as well as through bodily fluids.
  • Universal Precautions: Assumption that all potential bodily fluids and patients are potentially infectious and should be treated accordingly by use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and proper decontamination
  • Exposure: When an eye, mouth, mucous membrane, or non-intact skin comes into contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials, or when these substances are injected or infused under the skin; when an individual is exposed to a person who has a disease, including CoVID-19 that can be passed through the air by talking, sneezing, or coughing (i.e., tuberculosis), or the individual is in an area that was occupied by such a person. An event in which a department member is in the immediate presence of a subject showing symptoms of CoVID-19.
II.      General Information and Symptoms
  • The symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as many as 14 days after
  • Symptoms can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and shortness of
    • It is spread mainly from person to person via respiratory droplets among close contact. These droplets are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes and can land in the mouth or nose, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs of people who are
  • It can live up to 9 days on external surfaces (i.e. desks, counters, doorknobs).
III.  To protect yourself from exposure:
  • Practice Social Distancing: If possible, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet - “The 6 Foot Rule”.
  • Practice proper hand hygiene – Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60%
  • Do not touch your face with unwashed
    • Ensure that only emergency personnel that are wearing PPE have contact with individuals who have or may have the coronavirus, show symptoms or suspected to have a fever with cough, shortness of breath or flu like
    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that when law enforcement personnel make contact with individuals confirmed or suspected to have coronavirus, they should utilize personal protective equipment. At a minimum they should have:
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Gowns
  • N-95 Particulate Respirator
  • Eye Protection
IV.  Personal Hygiene
  1. Any staff members who feel ill or have potential exposure to the virus should not report to work.
  2. Supervisors should be monitoring their personnel appropriately, and sending individuals home if necessary.
  3. In order to minimize potential exposure to communicable diseases, personnel must considerthat all persons are potential carriers of a communicable disease and that all body fluids shall be considered potentially infectious material. Proper use of PPE, and proper decontamination after contact, should be followed at all times to minimize the risk of exposure.
  4. STAY HOME WHEN SICK, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
  5. Avoid handshakes and increase your awareness when touching surface materials.
  6. Carry alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  7. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and adhere to the 6-foot rule when interacting with others.
  8. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  9. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  10. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  11. Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.