Statement from Mayor Madden on Positive COVID-19 Test

Statement from Mayor Madden on Positive COVID-19 Test

For Immediate Release
December 27, 2020

Statement from Mayor Madden on Positive COVID-19 Test

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden issued the following statement regarding his positive test for COVID-19:

“Earlier last week, I tested positive for COVID-19 after exhibiting mild symptoms consistent with the virus. I am currently quarantined consistent with health protocols, and will continue to do so in compliance with guidance from state and local health professionals. This is a reminder of how easily coronavirus can be transmitted between individuals, even while wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing hands. My symptoms continue to improve, and I look forward to a speedy recovery.”

In November 2020, the City of Troy implemented additional safety measures at City Hall to help limit exposure for staff and avoid disruptions to the holiday season, including deploying staff to work from home and rotating schedules. City Hall remains closed to the public, with staff working full schedules to maintain daily administrative operations.

The city continues to work closely with County Department of Health on contact tracing and quarantine protocols. Only the mayor was impacted within City Hall, and no additional staff have been quarantined resulting from the mayor’s positive test.

The positive result has not interfered with the mayor’s work on behalf of the City, and he continues to work remotely using video conferencing and other technologies which have been deployed by the City since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

We wish the mayor a quick recovery and remind the public to continue observing public health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Sign up to receive email updates and announcements from City Hall at

For up-to-date announcements from City Hall, please visit  

Follow Troy City Hall on Twitter: @TroyCityHall
Subscribe on YouTube:
Connect on Instagram at
Connect on Facebook at

Press Contact:
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131

Sign up for the latest news from City Hall.