Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Update: March 2, 2021

In person service by appointment only


Beginning Wednesday, March 3rd, all eligible*** residents of Rensselaer County, including the City of Troy, can schedule an appointment to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany. 

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.

We strongly encourage all Troy residents who qualify for the vaccine to schedule an appointment. Information on parking at the Washington Avenue Armory is available here.

Appointments are required. If you visit a vaccine site without an appointment, you will not receive a vaccine.

For more info on NYS vaccination efforts, visit

***Please note: residents in those zip codes must still meet the current New York criteria for vaccination, including: being over 65, having an underlying health condition, or being a certain essential worker.***

Track the Capital Region’s status at

City Services

What You Need to Know
    • City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice.
    • Non-essential City services are 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 Clerk’s office remains closed to the public. Get Information about their services during shutdown. 
    • City playgrounds and basketball courts are currently closed for public use. All City parks are open to the public.
    • Metered parking in downtown Troy will resume January 4, 2021.
    • City has launched a hotline for small businesses impacted by novel coronavirus.

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 novel coronavirus – 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 3,824 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Rensselaer County since the pandemic began (Last Update: Dec. 26, 2020).

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.