Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
In-Person Service by Appointment Only
As of Monday, June 15, 2020, Schenectady City Hall is open for in-person service by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Masks are required within the building. We strongly encourage members of the public access city services online, by email, by phone, or by mail whenever possible.
In-person appointments may be scheduled with specific departments. Any City department can be reached by email through the Online Department Contact Form on the City’s website: www.cityofschenectady.com/contact.
The main phone line for City Hall is (518) 382-5199. The full Phone Directory can be found here: www.cityofschenectady.com/directory.
Non-emergency issues may also be reported through the Citizen Request Tracker feature on the City website: www.cityofschenectady.com/RequestTracker.aspx.
City Council Meetings
City-sponsored public meetings have resumed via teleconference. Additional information will be included as part of each meeting’s public notice.
All City Council meetings and Committee meetings are being held via teleconference on Mondays at 5:30pm until further notice. The meeting agendas will be posted every Friday afternoon at www.cityofschenectady.com/AgendaCenter and include access information.
The Council and Committee meetings are also broadcast LIVE to:
Spectrum CHANNEL 1303
Verizon FiOS CHANNEL 38
You can also view the meeting LIVE at: www.openstagemedia.org (On the home page, select Government from the play window.) Recordings of each meeting are also available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/SchenectadyCouncil.
Public comments may be submitted to the City Clerk at SMykoo@schenectadyny.gov by 12pm prior to meeting to be included.
For additional information on City Council meetings, City Clerk Samanta Mykoo may also be reached at (518) 382-5195.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
All eligible Schenectady residents can sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment online or by phone at the following:
You can also learn more at: www.schenectadycounty.com/COVID19/vaccine
Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS)
Please visit the Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) website for the latest updates from our local health department: www.schenectadycounty.com/publichealth
Call Before You Go
If you are concerned that you may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or feel that you have symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider before going to a clinic, hospital, or other healthcare facility. For anyone feeling more severely ill, particularly, with trouble breathing, seek medical care without delay, but always with a call before you go.
SCPHS Communicable Disease Department: (518) 386-2824, option 2 (8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday)
After Hours: (518) 437-7878
Business owners should refer to the State’s industry-specific guidance for more information on how to safely operate. Detailed guidance for each sector can be found at: forward.ny.gov
Business Reopening Safety Plan
Each reopening business must develop a written Safety Plan outlining how its workplace will prevent the spread of COVID-19: NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan Template
File a Complaint
The New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force assists local authorities with enforcement of Executive Orders and restrictions on business operations and activities, as well as gatherings, during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through an online form or by calling 1-833-789-0470.
(Note: Specific complaints from employees against their employers should be directed to the Department of Labor through their online form.)
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit Empire State Development’s website for frequently asked questions on how the New York Forward re-opening plan impacts your business: esd.ny.gov/nyforward