COVID-19 INFORMATION

HELPFUL LINKS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC:

CC Dept of Health: https://www.columbiacountynyhealth.com/home/coronavirus-covid-19/ 
NYS Dept of Health: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home 
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html  
White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/
Governor: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news
Columbia County NY: https://www.columbiacountyny.com/ 
Community Care Planning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/217429229632468/
 
Chatham Food Pantry: http://www.chathamsilentpantry.org/
CC Community Health Care Consortium: http://www.columbiahealthnet.org/
CC Sheriff's Dept Hotline for the Elderly/Vulnerable/Disabled Welfare Check: 518-828-0601 Ext 1400. Leave message. 

Office of the Aging: https://sites.google.com/a/columbiacountyny.com/columbia-county-office-for-the-aging/services
Columbia Comeback Committee:  https://columbiacomeback.com
NYS Monitoring Dashboard:  
https://forward.ny.gov/regional-monitoring-dashboard
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FROM DONAL COLLINS, CHATHAM TOWN SUPERVISOR-3/23/20


Dear Chatham,

Covid 19 has not only reached Columbia County, but has now been confirmed to be within the Chatham population. 
As we look to minimize it's spread within our town and surrounding areas I implore everyone to continue to follow the
guidelines set forth by the Columbia County Department of Health, the New York State Department of Health, and 
the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 
 
 
 
 
Physical distancing of 6 feet, washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, and staying at home unless it is necessary
to leave are absolutely critical. 
 
Many of our great community have stepped forward to volunteer their time and services to help those in need:
 

The Community Care Planning Group is a facebook group dedicated to connecting and plugging into various 
self-organizing groups, using Facebook infrastructure. Folks on the group currently range from throughout several 
NY State counties. 

To channel and direct everyone's interests and needs, we have WORKING GROUPS (purpose and topics of interest
--for everyone from the bigger region of the Hudson Valley) and COMMUNITY PODS (smaller geographical units) 
WORKING GROUPS help organize and generate actions, services + things, and are comprised of, serve, and connect 
and mobilize people from a variety of communities.  COMMUNITY PODS focus on a specific geographical location, to
reach out and connect to your closest neighbors, determine your immediate community's needs and shareable resources, 
and best modes of distribution. There is a Chatham Community Pod. Here is the link for the facebook page:
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/217429229632468/ 

For those with questions, you can contact Kelly Bancroft: kellybancroft@gmail.com

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me. If you or someone you know is in need of 
assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to me. 

Donal Collins
Chatham Town Supervisor
supervisor@chathamnewyork.us
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TOWN HALL CLOSING UPDATE: 3/19/2020 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic facing our town, state and nation we are taking the necessary steps
to ensure the safety and health of our community.  Our goal is to mitigate the spread of the virus and to 
reduce its rate of transmission.

 Effective immediately, the TOWN HALL will be CLOSED to the public until further notice. However, 
town offices will remain operational and will be conducting day to day business through the mail, email 
and via telephone. Feel free to use the DROP BOX to the right of the main entrance for any Town related business.

The Tax Collector will continue to accept property tax payments via mail (post mark applies), drop box,
or to pay your bill on-line go to egov.basgov.com/chatham.

CONTACT INFO:

ASSESSOR
 - (518)392-2550 or email at assessor@chathamnewyork.us

BUILDING DEPARTMENT– (518)392-1651 or email at building@chathamnewyork.us

PLANNING BOARD, ZONING BOARD
 – (518)392-1651 or planning@chathamnewyork.us or zoning@chathamnewyork.us 


TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR
 – (518)392-3262 or email at townclerk@chathmnewyork.us


TOWN SUPERVISOR
 – (518)392-0044 or email at supervisor@chathamnewyork.us

 For continuing updates and contact information check out the website at chathamnewyork.us and
on Facebook at TOWN OF CHATHAM, NEW YORK  (518)392-1655

DEC Click Here 3/27

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ATTENTION from the HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT: March 18, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have closed the Highway garage to the public effective immediately.

We will conduct business by mail, email or telephone.  Any deliveries should be left outside the front door.

Address: 865 Cty Rte 13, Old Chatham, NY 12136  Email: Highway@chathamnewyork.us

Telephone: 518-794-7281

Thank you for your cooperation. Be Safe!

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Coronavirus Updates for the Town of Chatham-3/12/20

At the County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 11th, the Public Health Department gave a presentation on the COVID-19 virus. From a municipal standpoint, we were advised to continue to hold governmental meetings but ask that potential participants who feel sick abstain from attending.

Per the NYS Department of Health:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Please refer to the officialNYS Health Department Information on Novel Coronavirusand the Columbia County Health Department and cdc.gov websites for updates and guidelines to keep you and your family healthy.

If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your doctor’s office, Emergency Room, or Urgent Care before going, as they will need to make special arrangements, such as masking any symptomatic people, to keep from potentially infecting others.

As always, please check the Town website for updates on any potential meeting or event changes.