The Mid-Hudson region has maintained its Phase 4 status since the summer. Higher education, media production and low-risk indoor and outdoor arts and entertainment have resumed. Professional sports games without an audience also began. 

Other industries such as personal care services, indoor and outdoor dining, retail, offices, hair salons and construction resumed or reopened in previous phases.

This is the final phase in the state’s reopening plan. Movie theatres reopened on Friday, Oct. 23. However, concert halls, as well as bars not serving food or maintaining social distance still cannot reopen.

Movie theatres reopen

With the state allowing movie theatres to reopen on Friday, Oct. 23, AMC Port Chester 14 in The Waterfront at Port Chester has done so with new AMC Safe & Clean policies.

Movies currently playing at the theatre include “Come Play,” “Poltergeist,” “Alita: Battle Angel,” “V for Vendetta,” “Unhinged,” “The War with Grandpa,” “Tenet,” “The Empty Man,” “Honest Thief,” “2 Hearts,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

AMC is offering a simplified menu to ensure shorter lines and fast service. AMC Perfectly Popcorn, Coca-Cola Freestyle beverages and other movie theatre classic snacks will be offered. Single-use butter topping, condiments and serve ware with be available as well.

Large popcorn and large fountain drink refills will be unavailable to further reduce contact. The theatre is no longer accepting the AMC Classic annual popcorn buckets for refills. An equivalent single-use container can be provided for the refill.

Gyms, fitness centers and recreation

*Westchester County Parks playgrounds are open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk. The playgrounds that have reopened include: Blue Mountain in Peekskill, Croton Gorge in Cortlandt, Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, George's Island in Montrose, Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla, Ridge Road in Hartsdale, Sprain Ridge in Yonkers, Saxon Woods in White Plains, V.E. Macy in Ardsley, Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in Cross River and Willson's Woods in Mount Vernon.

Those who are sick, tested positive for the novel coronavirus or were recently exposed to the virus in the past two weeks should not visit the playgrounds. If it is medically tolerable, those over the age of two should wear a mask when they cannot socially distance.

The playgrounds will be sanitized twice daily.

*Rye Town Park’s Oakland Beach is open every day from 9 a.m. to dusk. Swimming is prohibited as lifeguards are not on duty. Dogs must always be leashed throughout the park and are not allowed on the sand.

The parking lot and bathrooms remain open.

*Gyms and fitness centers have reopened at 33 percent capacity. They must follow rigorous regulations and members are always required to wear face masks.

Bowling alleys have reopened at 50 percent capacity. Bowlers must always wear masks and practice social distancing. Every other lane will be closed, and customers must stay with their own parties while bowling. Rented equipment will be disinfected between each use.

Supermarkets and bakeries

*La Placita Marketplace is open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about the 155 North Main St. supermarket, visit

*Stop & Shop is now open to the general public from 7:30 a.m. to midnight and from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for customers over the age of 60 and those at high risk only.

*The 575 Boston Post Rd. Whole Foods Market is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Those over 60 years old, at high risk or with disabilities can shop in the store from 7 to 8 a.m. on Fridays.

*The Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market at 144 South Ridge St. offers one hour for the most vulnerable and needy to shop. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., essential workers, pregnant women, seniors and those with underlying health conditions are allowed to make their purchases.

*Rye Brook’s ACME Market at 261 South Ridge St. is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the store is open to seniors only from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

* Costco Wholesale is offering a special hour Monday through Friday for members who are 60 and over and people with physical impairments. Those who qualify can shop from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

The store is open to all members Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Face coverings are required to enter the store.

*To enter the J.J. Cassone Bakery store, all customers must wear some form of facial protection per Centers for Disease Control guidelines. The local bakery is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will only allow four people in their South Regent Street store at a time, including staff.

*Neri’s Bakery currently has a social-distancing requirement for customers doing business in their Pearl Street store. Customers must wear a mask or cover their face when shopping there.

Hours have reverted to what they were before the pandemic: every day from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

*Park Deli on South Regent Street is now open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Library, senior centers

*The Anthony J. Posillipo Community Center at 32 Garibaldi Pl. has reopened for senior activities. There are separators on each of the tables and a machine to check guests’ temperatures. Meal service, exercise and other programs will be conducted on a limited basis for Rye Brook residents only.

*The Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library can be browsed by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call 939-6710 and press 0, or email

Book lovers can browse on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The library is still offering its no contact pick-up service and encourages residents to place holds through its online catalogue or by phone.

*The Port Chester Senior Center is open on Mondays and Thursdays as well as for special events. Interested parties must register in advance by calling 939-4975. Only 30 people will be allowed in the 220 Grace Church St. facility per day and no walk-ins will be allowed.

Temperatures will be taken with a non-contact thermometer and masks must be worn except when eating.

Meals can be ordered for pickup at the center to take home.

If you have any questions, please call Carol Nielsen at 305-2525.

COVID-19 resources

*The Port Chester School District is serving breakfast and lunch for its students at all the elementary schools. The meals can be picked up Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middle school and high school children should pick up their meals at the closest elementary school to their home.

This schedule will remain in place while the district maintains a remote learning model.

*The Port Chester Mobile Pantry is helping underserved neighborhoods by making food and groceries more accessible. The pantry will be stationed at Brooksville Terrace at 169 Terrace Ave. It will be open on Friday, Nov. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and Friday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

*While the Don Bosco Community Center is currently closed, they are still offering takeout dinners to continue aiding the Port Chester area. Members of the Boys and Girls Club and their siblings can pick up a meal outside their location every weekday at 4 p.m. They are located at 22 Don Bosco Pl.

*The Port Chester Salvation Army is available for food deliveries, prescription drop-offs or if someone just wants to talk. The organization is offering to help seniors run errands and provide food to those in need.

Call their offices at 939-2725 or reach out to them through their Facebook page.

The food pantry is also in need of donations.

*For those experiencing mental health complications due to the pandemic, New York State is offering help. Call 1-844-863-9314 for mental health support, consultations and referral to a provider.

*Seniors can receive regular meal and shopping deliveries to their home or a daily checkup phone call through the Rye Brook Senior Center. Staff has been calling members to see if they would like to receive any services. Anyone who wants to sign up can call 351-6705 and leave a message with their name and phone number.

*The Port Chester Carver Center’s Market continues to see an unprecedented increase in the need for emergency food relief. The Market is open from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until supplies last on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It will be operating from the back entrance at 400 Westchester Ave. where pre-packaged bags of groceries are distributed. Carver Center adheres to strict safety and self-distancing measures.

Please visit their Facebook page for frequent updates and/or changes to Market hours.


*Rye Town Court is holding civil court on Tuesdays and criminal court on Wednesdays. Night court will be held the second Thursday of the month, adjusted for holidays. All visitors will have their temperatures checked at the door and will be required to wear a mask.

*Rye Brook Village Hall has reopened. For the village administrator’s office, call 939-1121. For the Building Department, call 939-0668. To reach the Recreation office, call 755-2555. The Treasury can be reached by calling 305-2956.

*The Town of Rye clerk’s department is open by appointment only. They will be accepted Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call 939-3570 to schedule an appointment.

* The Village of Port Chester is operating at full capacity. When visiting 222 Grace Church St., a mask must be worn, and temperatures will be taken. A health screening questionnaire will also have to be filled out.

To enter Port Chester Village Hall visitors must identify themselves prior to entry.

Appointments, which can be made via email, telephone or by using their Contact Us page on the village website, are encouraged and occupancy will be limited.

Garbage and recycling will continue as scheduled. Bulk trash and green waste collection will only take place twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays. The next dates are Oct. 14 and 28.

*The Port Chester Justice Court resumed normal operations on Oct. 13.

If you have any questions, email Regina Hill, court clerk, at

On that date, the court went back to holding criminal court sessions on Mondays and Thursdays. Every third Friday court will be in session for arraignments only.

Per New York State mandate, all other open cases remain on pause.

Traffic and parking court will be held on the first, second and fourth Fridays of each month at 9 a.m. for appearance tickets that were written before Aug. 1.

The court window will be open every day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All visitors must wear a mask to enter the 350 N. Main St. building.

Those who had a scheduled appearance or were otherwise directed to attend court during the closure will not be penalized for their absence. Letters will be mailed to you with a new court date. Call 939-8220 with questions.

*Upon entering the County courthouse in White Plains, visitors will undergo a health screening for the novel coronavirus. Anyone in the building is asked to wear a mask.

If someone’s temperature is found to be above 100 F during the health screening or if they have been in contact with a COVID-positive person, their name and reasoning for visiting will be asked. Additional information may be requested, and the person will be instructed to exit the facility.

Religious services

Houses of worship are now open at 33 percent capacity.

Temporarily closed

*The Capitol Theatre