SARATOGA COUNTY - CALL FIRST!
If you believe you have been exposed or that you have symptoms of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CALL YOUR DOCTOR. Please do not walk in to your doctor’s office or to the Emergency Room and risk exposing the staff and other patients. If you arrive to Saratoga Hospital, you will be directed to a safe entry at a nearby testing location.
For all other questions, call:
NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
Saratoga County Public Health Services:
24-hour emergency line: 518-584-7460
For Immediate Release March 7, 2020
Contact: Commissioner of Public Safety, Robin Dalton
Telephone: 518-587-3550, ext. 2627; (518) 290-1333
SARATOGA SPRINGS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE
The City of Saratoga Springs is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus and today has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County. The infected individuals are self-quarantined and are receiving support as needed from the city and county. We encourage all residents to be diligent about staying home if you are not feeling well or are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Continue to take simple actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol based hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) if soap and water are not available.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The city has been extensively preparing for potentially infected individuals, including identification, methods of quarantine and methods of monitoring patients. Our first responders in the Saratoga Springs Fire and Police Departments have been educated on the proper approach to manage a suspected case that best protects the staff and patient. For more information on the virus, symptoms and preventing the spread of germs, please refer to Saratoga County Public Health and the CDC recommendations.
Download March 7th COVID-19 Press Release PDF