News from the City of White Plains a Special COVID-19 Edition APRIL 2020
Message from Mayor Tom Roach
Dear Residents,

As we continue to work through this challenging time, I would like to thank you for the tremendous compliance we have had with social distancing and facial coverings requirements. Your efforts have made a difference and I urge you to keep it up!

I would be remiss if I didn't also acknowledge the many, many White Plains residents who have contacted us to volunteer in some way -- to offer your time, your resources, your expertise. There has always been a strong volunteer spirit in our community. During this crisis that spirit has shown through in ways large and small.
Finally, I wanted to take a moment to offer my condolences to those residents who have lost a loved one. Such a loss is always hard, but now, because of isolation and quarantine requirements, it is even more difficult.

During this unprecedented time we have once again come together as a community and I have no doubt we will be stronger for it. 

Remember, we are standing together by staying apart.

With my sincere thanks,

Mayor Tom Roach

The City of White Plains website is a good source of information on the COVID-19 pandemic and it is updated regularly. The information is available on the home page. Just scroll down to the "City Spotlight" section. Or, click the direct links below:


It's More Important Than Ever to Stay in the Know!
Here's How
White Plains ALERTS is our community notification system -- a high-speed communication service for emergency notifications as well as important community information. Through this system, the City can contact residents and businesses via telephone, email, or text.
Most City Government Buildings Remain Closed Due to Covid-19 Pandemic -- Parks Open for Passive Use

  • City offices remain closed at this time. However, a number of services are still available online and by phone. City Departmental Directory.
  • Garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up continues as scheduled. However, special pick up for Bulk, Metal and Electronics items are suspended until further notice.
  • City Parks remain open for passive use but courts, playgrounds and facilities are closed. Please observe physical distancing while enjoying the outdoors.
  • Recreation and Parks -- For more information regarding the status of Spring programs or Special Events visit the Rec & Parks Home Page.
Youth Summer Job Applications Available
Summer employment applications for year-round White Plains residents, 14-21 years of age, are now available. Youth can access a summer application online at .  Questions? Contact Patti Staffiero, Youth Employment Supervisor via email at
Absentee Ballots Now Available for June 23rd NYS Primary Election
This year, because of COVID-19, anyone can use an absentee ballot to vote in the New York State Primary Election on June 23rd.
Yes You Can!
There are many opportunities to volunteer and help your community.  Kids and adults are welcome to assist with the food distribution programs in our area.
Find out how at

And Thank You!
Parking During the Coronavirus Crisis Questions & Answers
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