Response to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Greene County, NY

Greene County Offices* located at 411 Main Street, Catskill are open via the Water Street entrance only Monday-Thursday from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM (Closed on Fridays until further notice)

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the Greene County Department of Public Health stand ready to respond to any cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in our communities, minimizing the potential spread of the virus, and protecting high-risk individuals.


Greene County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

The EOC is operational and staffed from 9am to 5pm every day. Below are important phone numbers for municipalities and citizens to utilize.

  • EOC Main Line: 518-635-5115 or 518-622-3643, this number is for local municipalities to call for assistance and make reports
  • Public Health Call Center for COVID-19 questions and assistance: 518-635-5165
  • Public Assistance Number: 518-635-5119, for individual use and/or businesses for general information
  • Email:

ATTENTION: For Any Questions Regarding COVID-19 in Greene County, Call (518) 635-5165 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

County Offices & Departments: Reduced Hours

During Greene County’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, county offices and departments have adjusted their schedules to comply with State & Federal regulations and guidance.

View a List Of Hours of Operation by Department

Greene County Government encourages all residents and visitors to take precautions to avoid exposure to the Coronavirus outbreak.

New York State Policy on Mass Gatherings

During a novel coronavirus briefing on Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the state will institute limits on mass gatherings, directing events with 50 or more individuals in attendance to be canceled or postponed.

Public health experts agree mass gatherings with people making sustained close contact are a place where the novel coronavirus can easily infect many people quickly and continue its spread.

In coordination with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut to create a uniform approach to social distancing that will slow spread of COVID-19 throughout the tri-state area:

The following restrictions will be in place beginning at 8PM on Monday, March 16, 2020:

  • Restaurants and bars will close for on-premise service and move to take-out and delivery only 
  • Movie theaters, gyms and casinos will temporarily close

Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed through April 282, 2020 – NYS Executive Order 202.13

Read the Governor’s Official Policy Release

Additional Information

Unemployment & Paid Sick Leave

Unemployment benefits and employee rights have been expanded. Learn more about these programs.

Postponed & Extended Deadlines

Worried about a deadline that will be hard to meet while maintaining social distancing? Chances are, it may have been extended. Learn about extensions and postponements.


Find updates on the federal, state, and county levels. See all updates