Statement from Mayor Madden on First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in City of Troy

Statement from Mayor Madden on First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in City of Troy

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2020

Statement from Mayor Madden on First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 in City of Troy

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement regarding the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the City of Troy, Rensselaer County:

“With increasing numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in neighboring Capital Region counties, the City of Troy had already implemented protocols in anticipation of the first positive case in Rensselaer County. Reducing the impact of this virus requires a community-wide response to protect our City and County’s vulnerable populations, including the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. We urge Troy residents, families and businesses to adhere to federal and state health guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19. Working in coordination with our local, state, and federal partners, we can, and will, get through this together.”

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For more information on the City’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, including health protocols implemented at City-owned facilities and changes to non-essential services, please visit www.troyny.gov/coronavirus.

For questions or concerns about COVID-19, call the NYS Department of Health hotline at (888) 364-3065. For more information coronavirus, including symptoms, steps to prevent illness, and common questions, please visit the NYS DOH website at www.ny.gov/coronavirus or the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.

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