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Posted on: March 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Announcement From Mayor Hall Regarding the Coronavirus

Important Announcement


In what is a very fluid and changing situation, Glens Falls Mayor Daniel Hall has announced several immediate steps that the City will be taking to decrease the spread of coronavirus. Mayor Hall stresses that public cooperation and understanding is of prime importance. "We are asking for help from the public in an effort to keep City Hall and other city buildings safe as we try to decrease the potential of the coronavirus." The Mayor said that "social distancing is critical to our effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19." Mayor Hall continues to stress the importance of using an "abundance of caution" at this time.

Among the measures that are being put into effect by the City of Glens Falls:

LIMIT VISITS TO CITY HALL: Mayor Hall is asking for public cooperation in limiting visits to City Hall and other public city buildings. If you are sick stay home and please do not come to City Hall or any other public building. Use regular mail and email to correspond with the City. Use the telephone to contact the City, whenever possible. Please go to the City of Glens Falls website at to find out departmental email addresses and view updates and current information on the coronavirus. Only come to City Hall if your business is urgent and you have no other options. And try to limit the time of your visit.

CITY HALL DOORS LOCKED WEEKDAYS UNTIL 8:30 A.M.: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 all doors to City Hall, 42 Ridge Street, will be locked until 8:30 a.m. ,in an effort to limit the congregating of individuals in the first floor hallway and resultant person to person contact.

CITY COURT RESTRICTIONS: Glens Falls City Court, in compliance with the NYS Unified Court System, has placed special restrictions on entrance to the courthouse (as on the attached informational poster).

BOARD AND COMMISSION MEETINGS CANCELLED FOR REST OF THE MONTH: All regular monthly Board and Commission meetings have been cancelled for the remainder of the month. In April, the City will review the COVID-19 status before making a decision on board meetings. The regular Common Council meeting for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 will be held, with social distancing in effect. While the Common Council meetings are public, out of caution because of health concerns, the public is asked not to attend the March 24th meeting. The City is working on possible live-streaming or video taping of the meeting.

CITY HALL HOURS OF SERVICE REMAIN AT 8:30 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AT PRESENT: Current City Hall hours of operation remain in effect, but hours of operation could be scaled back (or curtailed} depending upon any changes in spread of COVID-19 and/or Federal or State mandates.

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