Town of Minisink

On behalf of County Executive Steve Neuhaus,

I’m reaching out to you, our municipal partners. The Orange County Department of Health is working with the State Department of Health to train municipal employees to be ready to assist with Contact Tracing efforts in response to COVID-19.

One of the seven metrics used in determining regional opening is the number of trained and available Contact Tracers. Orange County was informed by the State yesterday that we need 330 trained, available and ready to conduct Contact Tracing. The guidance is 30 Contact Tracers per 100,000 residents. However, the State has assigned Orange County almost three times that amount of Contact Tracers based on the population of region for which we are included.

To meet the State’s goal, we need more Contact Tracers. Please ask your employees or other volunteers to assist. The role of a Contact Tracer will involve calling people throughout the County who may have contacted a COVID-19 positive individual and collecting and entering data with respect to their whereabouts and individuals they have encountered.

To be a Contact Tracer, New York State requires the completion of an online training and certification program that requires a quick online exam. According to the State it takes 5 hours to complete the training online, however individuals in the County have completed it in roughly an hour.

Volunteers will need to take a free course from John Hopkins University (link is here). When filling out the online application, it initially shows a fee of $49; however, a discount is applied upon checkout making it no cost.

Departments should send a list of individuals who will be signing up to be Contact Tracers to Deputy Commissioner of Health Mike Ventre at A copy of their Certificate from John Hopkins will be required once completed by this Friday and should also be sent to Deputy Commissioner Ventre.

For further information about being a Contact Tracer, please visit the State Website at:


March 21, 2020:

The Town Hall will be open to the Public beginning

Monday, July 6, 2020. Please wear a mask while in the building.

March 18, 2020:

Small businesses can apply for Federal Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance by clicking on the link above or by calling 845-802-9150

COVID 19 Assistance

For any help getting food, prescriptions, etc please call 1-800-832-1200.

For all businesses needing assistance please contact Orange County Office of Economic Development at 845-360-0231.

Please continue to check out additional resources available from other government agencies linked below.

Emergencies only dial 911.

Recent Updates - Click below

Please call Town Clerk at 845-726-3700 if you need any additional information.

Town Justice Court

scheduled for June 4, 2020 has been canceled.

The Courts will remain Closed until further notice.

Arraignment letters will be sent when court reopens, as per the state guidelines. Thank you.

Community Event Notices

April 1 is the Opening of Trout Season

Getting out fishing is a great way to get fresh air, connect with nature, and have fun. During the public health crisis COVID-19, here are some helpful things to keep in mind when it comes to planning your next fishing trip.

Get your fishing license

With the closure of town clerks offices and many stores, you can purchase your fishing license online or over the phone, by calling 1-866-933-2257.

Know the Fishing Regulations

Yes, they still apply. Hardcopy requests will be delayed due to closures, but you can download a PDF version of the new 2020/2021 regulations guide from our website. To receive a hard copy, send an email to and provide your mailing address.

Be Safe

Practice safe social distancing (at least six feet from another person), stay local and avoid crowded fishing spots.

Contact our Town Clerk to submit Community Event notices on this website.

-Submissions must at be in JPEG, PNG or PDF format.

-Must be submitted at least two weeks prior to event.


Tel 845-726-3700

Fax 845-726-4205



Town of Minisink

20 Roy Smith Drive

Westtown, NY 10998

Regular Hours:



Evening Hours

Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Town Hall,

Highway Department

and Museum

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Online calendar coming soon.