Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: March 28, 2020

There are 35 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Rensselaer County (Last Update: March 27, 2020 / 2:19 pm).

Health Resources

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 more information coronavirus, including symptoms, steps to prevent illness, guidance for public gatherings, and common questions, please visit:

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


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.

City Service Changes

Effective Tuesday, March 17th, City Hall is closed to the public. Non-essential City services will be limited to online, mail, and phone. Certain non-essential services will be available by appointment only. Please contact individual City departments directly to determine availability of specific services.

The City of Troy is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, and are taking precautionary measures to sanitize public facilities to help prevent the spread of coronavirus to Troy. To help stop the spread of germs, facilities staff has implemented a minimum of twice-daily cleaning procedures to disinfect kitchens, appliances, bathrooms, door handles, counters, tables, and other “high touch” areas.

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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Public Events

Approval of public event permits are currently suspended. City officials will continue to monitor the status of coronavirus locally, and will adhere to guidance issued from state and federal health officials as it pertains to mass gatherings.