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