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

Greene County Offices located at 411 Main Street, Catskill is staffed and operational for county employees. 

The County Office Building is Open to the Public with Limited Access via the Water Street entrance only Monday-Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00 PM.

View Detailed Office Hours

View Greene County Legislature Meetings Online

All residents of New York state who are over 2 years old and medically capable are required to wear a face covering in a public place where social distancing is not maintained, including on public transport, as per executive orders 202.17 and 202.18. Read the Guidance from the New York Department of Health

Reopening Guidance and Assistance for Greene County Businesses

The Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Greene County Public Health Department 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 Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.

  • Public Health: 518-719-3600, for all COVID and non-COVID public health issues
  • EOC Main Line*: 518-622-3643, for healthcare and municipal agencies, businesses or general questions
  • Email:
  • To register a complaint about Pause New York violations: 1-888-364-3065 or file a complaint online

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

Federal Rural Resource Guide

Essential Businesses

Our local community is strong and there are many ways to help our businesses remain open after the pandemic. Find take-out and other services on Buy in Greene.

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