For grocery shopping, the closest supermarket is 10 miles south in Perry, where the Perry Food Market-IGA is at 121 N. Center St. A smaller food store, Dourie’s Shop Wise, is 5 miles west in the town of Wyoming. Wegmans and Top’s Friendly Markets stores are in Geneseo, about 13 miles east, and a Top’s, Save-a-Lot and Lantz’s Bulk Foods are in Warsaw, 14 miles southwest of Covington.
The Wyoming Free Library serves most residents in Covington, although the Perry Public Library serves a small portion of the southernmost part of town. Wyoming County Community Hospital in Warsaw is the regional hospital throughout the county. Students attend one of three school districts, depending on where they live: the Pavilion Central School District, the Perry Central School District, or the Wyoming Central School District.