Mayor Madden: City to Implement Indoor Mask Requirement for City Hall, other public facilities

Mayor Madden: City to Implement Indoor Mask Requirement for City Hall, other public facilities

TROY, NY (December 10, 2021) – In compliance with new public health rules issued by New York State, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced face masks will be required indoors at City Hall and all other city-owned public facilities, effective Monday, December 13th. The requirement extends to staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the statewide indoor mask requirement will be effective December 13th, 2021 until January 15th, 2022; after which New York State will re-evaluate based on current conditions. 

Mayor Madden said, “New variants of Covid-19 pose risks to public health and threaten the progress made to rebuild our local economy. As cases and hospitalizations rise this is a simple, common sense approach to keep New York families safe this holiday season, and I urge Troy residents to take precautions to prevent a winter surge by getting vaccinated, scheduling their booster shot, and wearing a mask indoors.”

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Incorporated in 1816, the City of Troy is the seat of Rensselaer County government and the county’s largest municipality by population. Situated on the eastern bank of the Hudson River, the City boasts seven miles of waterfront, a largely-preserved historic downtown, diverse neighborhoods, and several major colleges and universities. Troy’s history as the nation’s largest manufacturer of detachable cuffs and collars earned the City’s nickname “the Collar City.” A former steel & iron manufacturing powerhouse of the 19th and early 20th century, the City is now home to a growing hub of tech, video game development, restaurants, and retail.