In light of the current COVID-19 epidemic, directives from the Governor's Office, and out of an abundance of caution for employees and residents, the Town Hall will be closed to public access until further notice. Please call ahead of coming to the Office to make sure staff is available or if your business can be handled over the phone or by email. Phone numbers, extensions, and email addresses have been provided below. This policy will be in place until further notice.
The Highway Department will be going to 4 days per week beginning on Monday, March 23rd but will remain on call for emergencies. The phone number for the Highway Department is 518-758-6843.
Our Town Courts have been canceled by the NYS Office of Court Administration for the next 45 days.
HUDSON -- “The Columbia County Board of Supervisors and county personnel are taking all precautions in the fight against the coronavirus, or COVID-19. This includes protecting our residents to the extent possible and making plans for the county to continue carrying out its business in the event a major outbreak occurs here,” Board of Supervisors Chairman Matt Murell said today.
The county is monitoring the situation and following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NYS departments of Health and Education, and the Columbia County Department of Health.
At the county Department of Health, Public Health Director Jack Mabb called COVID-19 an “incredibly fluid situation. The CDC is screening people as they come into the country if they have a fever, or if they have a travel history” involving one of the countries with people who have been infected.
If a county resident tests positive in that situation, or if they have traveled to a country with people who have tested positive, county DoH is notified. Its job is to then make sure that the resident is able to effectively self-quarantine.
We have been notified that DOT and DEC have begun work at the end of Ferry Road. Until further notice, the road is only open to local traffic - going to the residences on the road. The DEC lands at the end of the road will not be open to the public.
While many of us are dealing with this recent health issue in our community with many different challenges, I wanted to share some information from the town. I continue to receive updates from many county departments that are working extremely hard daily to help keep our residents safe and informed.
Town offices remain closed to the public but we continue to monitor phone calls and emails and most business can be conducted in this matter. Our town highway department continues working but all are practicing social distancing while they continue to maintain safe roadways.
The courts remain closed under NYS direction, if you have questions call the court and one of Justices will respond. If you need any of us please call 518-758-6248 and leave a message or send an email and we will do our best to respond.
Barring any changes from the Governor, the Town Hall will reopen with restrictions beginning Thursday, June 4th.
Visitors to the building are asked to wear a mask, observe the 6' social distancing guidelines, and sign in upon entering the building. One customer per office at a time will be allowed.
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