Public Health

Public Health will be conducting COVID-19 testing weekly:

Wednesday’s from 5:30pm-6:30pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY  

The testing will be located in the back of the county office building, on the Water Street entrance. 

To sign up or learn more, call us at 518-719-3600 option 1.

 

The Public Health Department is by Appointment Only – Call 518-719-3600 to schedule

Coronavirus Information

Please visit our Facebook page for today’s COVID-19 update.

Numbers will be updated on the next business day.

ATTENTION:  For Any Questions Regarding COVID-19 in Greene County, Call (518) 719-3600, option 1 between 8:30am-4:30pm.

The law provides guaranteed job protection and paid leave for New York employees who are unable to work while subject to a COVID-19 precautionary or mandatory order of quarantine. Learn more about obtaining an order of quarantine.

 

Travel Update for NYS:

Regarding the Executive Order from the NYS Governor’s Office, domestic travel is currently discouraged for New York State residents to states noted as “hot spots”.  All travelers entering New York from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate, over a seven day rolling average, will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine.  The travel advisory requires all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out of state, to take personal responsibility for complying with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety. The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel. Exceptions to the travel advisory may be permitted for essential workers, who will be required to maintain quarantine, but may report to work with the approval of their employers. The states are constantly updated and listed here (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory).  For a list of FAQs, visit this website https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/07/nys-covid-travel-advisory-faq_0.pdf.

Click Here for Greene County Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

 

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask:
    • Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
    • Cloth face coverings should—
      • fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
      • be secured with ties or ear loops
      • include multiple layers of fabric
      • allow for breathing without restriction
      • be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website

For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings

These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

You can find more information on Coronavirus from the NYSDOH and the CDC.

What We Do

Mission:  Serving the community to prevent disease, promote and protect health, and provide education supporting healthy lifestyles.

 

Greene County Public Health Department provides programs and services for a wide variety of health needs.

The Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) summarizes the needs of communities in the Capital Region. The report provides local health departments and hospitals a broad array of health information that is used in determining and monitoring health planning, sets the stage for continuous improvement, and provides the information and research needed to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) that measurably improves health in the community. Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on Healthy Capital Districts Initiative’s Community Health.

 

For information regarding substance use, please visit:

CGAC website Columbia Greene Addiction Coalition

 

Contact Info
Greene County Public Health Department
411 Main Street Suite 300, Catskill, NY 12414
t. 518-719-3600
f. 518-719-3781
Kimberly Kaplan, MA, RN, CPH
Director of Public Health