Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19 Risk is Low for Columbia County Residents

The coronavirus is a respiratory pathogen spread by coughing that can cause an illness ranging from mild to severe.

The Columbia County Department of Health in coordination with the New York State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the local hospital and local providers are closely monitoring the global situation of respiratory illness, now being referred to as Covid-19. 

We are prepared to identify and manage suspect cases and will implement appropriate control measures to prevent the spread of disease locally.

The danger to Columbia County residents is low. 

The most important things to remember to protect against ANY respiratory virus is to avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth, wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Follow this link to the CDC for what you need to know about Covid-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#basics