Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, Port Chester has now been designated a “Yellow Zone” by New York State and Governor Andrew Cuomo.  This designation is a strong reminder that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said: “Wearing a mask and social distancing is not an option – you must do it.  I do not want to see cases continue to rise, we must make small sacrifices now to protect the entire County.”

Along with speaking with Cuomo, Latimer is in communication with Port Chester officials including Mayor Richard "Fritz" Falanka, County Legislator Nancy Barr, State Senator Shelley Mayer and Assemblyman Steven Otis. 

Westchester County Health Department and Open Door Family Medical Center is expanding testing in Port Chester at Open Door Port Chester located at 5 Grace Church St, Port Chester, NY 10573 until Tuesday November 10. The testing initiative was made in consultation with the New York State Department of Health.

Testing will be available:

Friday, November 6: 10am-5pm

Saturday, November 7: 9am-2pm

Monday, November 9: 10am -6pm

Tuesday, November 10: 10am -6pm 

Those who wish to make an appointment should call 914-995-7425 or visit https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?OpID=11900360.

Walk-ins will only be accepted on a limited basis.

Additionally, the Westchester County Health Department is:

  • Distributing masks and hand sanitizer to community groups in Port Chester,
  • Meeting with community leaders to discuss COVID prevention and protocols, and
  • Launching an educational campaign in English and Spanish.

Latimer said: “This is not the time to panic, but this is the time to make adjustments to your habits and take precautions to protect yourself, and those you love, against COVID-19.”