Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: May 3, 2021

Residents are encouraged to limit non-essential visits to City Hall

City Services

What You Need to Know


UPDATE: Currently, all New York State residents 50 years of age and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Tuesday, March 30th, at 8:00 am, all New Yorkers 30 years of age and older will be eligible to schedule an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Starting Tuesday, April 6th, at 8:00 am, all New Yorkers aged 16+ will be eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. [LINK]

Unsure if you qualify? Check your eligibility for the vaccine and register for an appointment using the NYS Online Screening Tool. Residents without internet access can call 1-833-697-4829.

Vaccine appointments are also available at local pharmacies, hospitals, and local health departments. To find vaccine locations near you, visit

Appointments are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If you visit a vaccine site without an appointment, you will not receive a vaccine.

For more info on NYS vaccination efforts, visit

Mayor Patrick Madden encourages all Troy residents who qualify for the vaccine to schedule an appointment. Watch his video message below:

Track the Capital Region’s status at

Health Resources

Per executive order from Governor Cuomo, all people in New York are required to wear masks or face coverings in public, including when taking public or private transportation or riding in for-hire vehicles. More >>

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice. [PDF]

For questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, call the NYS Department of Health hotline at (888) 364-3065.

For important updates and information on Covid-19- including symptoms, steps to prevent illness, guidance for public gatherings, and common questions – please visit:

New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.

There have been 9,296 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Rensselaer County since the pandemic began (Last Update: March 8, 2021).

Additional changes to City services and operations will be announced. Updates will be published through the City’s community email service and official social media channels.

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State and federal officials have issued guidance on how the public can help limit the spread of COVID-19. The include preventative actions like washing your hands, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, avoid sick people, staying home when you’re sick, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue. You should also clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.