Columbia County has expanded the use of the NY ALERT mass notification system to include a public information category. This addition will allow people to receive general COVID-19 Vaccine Information. The COVID-19 Vaccine Information provided is non-emergency general information for Columbia County, which will be sent via email to all people who subscribe to NY ALERT and request to receive COVID-19 Vaccine Information updates.

Personal NY ALERT accounts are provided by New York State free of charge. Anyone wishing to receive the informational email should do the following:

If you already have a NY ALERT account:

Sign In and go to “My Subscriptions”
Under “Columbia County” check off the box for “COVID-19 Vaccine Information”
Then click “Save”
You should begin to receive informational emails when they go out.

If you do not already have a NY ALERT account:

Go to https://alert.ny.gov/
Click on “Sign Up” and follow the instructions to make your own FREE NY ALERT account.
Then follow the instructions above to get “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” emails.

Disclaimer: NY ALERT is also the mass emergency notification system that Columbia County uses to send out emergency notifications to county residents. There are many additional categories of information you can request to be notified about. The NY ALERT website is operated and maintained by NYS.


Download the Columbia County Health Department mobile app: https://apps.myocv.com/share/a36912534