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Clinton County Health Department COVID-19 Updates


July 17th: 

Bar Guidance: 


June 4th: 

Guidance to provide owners/operators of outdoor & take-out/delivery food services sites & their employees & contractors with precautions when re-opening


June 1st: 

Hi All Food Service Establishments –

We understand that restaurants are included in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan and could be able to open around June 12th. We’re assuming that the restaurants will be able to open with limited seating capacity or outdoor seating during this phase. In anticipation of a potential opening, we offer the following:

  1. New York State may require restaurants to keep a log of customers (name, address, phone number). We understand that other businesses have been asked to complete this task (i.e., hair salons). The Clinton County Health Dept would complete the contact tracing, if necessary. We recommend preparing for this requirement and establishing a procedure.
  2. There is free antibody testing (see attached) for restaurant workers from June 1 to June 4 (10am-530pm) that is available at:

SUNY Albany – SEFCU Arena (Albany)

SEFCU Arena (please enter via Western Avenue)

1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

  1. If facilities plan to utilize new outdoor seating, please work with your local code enforcement officer and the CCHD to ensure you are following proper protocols.
  2. New York State may require periodic COVID-19 testing for restaurant employees – perhaps every 2 weeks.

As we gather more information over the next week or so, we’ll share any information that would be helpful. Please let me know if anyone has any specific questions.

Ryan E. Davies, P.E., Director/Engineer of Environmental Health, (518) 565-4870 ryan.davies@clintoncountygov.com

Environmental Health & Safety Division (EHS), Tele (518) 565-4870, Fax (518) 565-4843

Resources to be Read: 

NYS Antibody Testing Food Delivery and Restaurant Workers.pdf

COVID Testing Fact Sheet.pdf

April 15th: 

DOH Employee Face-mask Policy


Updated Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Food Manufacturing Facilities or Food Retail Stores for COVID-19. 


The Clinton County Health Department has numerous reliable resources on COVID-19. 

You may find all information at the following link: http://www.clintonhealth.org/communicabledisease

Food Service Announcement: