City Declares State of Emergency

Mayor Meg Kelly and Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton have announced that as of 5:30 tonight (March 13) the city is in a state of emergency due to the threat of COVID-19.

City Offices will be closed to the public until at least March 20.

City Council meetings will continue and be live streamed but will be closed to the public.

All land-use board meetings are canceled for the next two weeks.

FOR RELEASE: Immediately



Meg Kelly, Mayor 518.226.9250 (cell)

Robin Dalton, Commissioner of Public Safety 518.290.1333 (cell)

Mayor Meg Kelly, City of Saratoga Springs, announces that the City of Saratoga Springs has declared a State of Emergency effective 5:30 PM on March 13, 2020 and will remain in effect until rescinded by a subsequent order.

The State of Emergency has been declared due to the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of the City of Saratoga Springs residents, visitors, and employees.

The City is operating in accordance with its City Emergency Management Plan, created in collaboration with the Risk and Safety Department, Police and Fire Departments, all other City departments, insurance and other experts in the field, and voted on by City Council. At this time, the Mayor and the Commissioner of Public Safety are the Points of Information to the public.

This declaration means that City Hall offices will be closed to the general public for at least the next five business days, Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 20, 2020.

City Council Meetings will be held as usual; they will be live streamed and taped, but are closed to the public. The public is free to submit comments by email relative to any agenda item. All Land Use Board meetings and workshops are canceled for the two weeks, including March 16, 2020 through March 27, 2020.

The Public Works, Police and Fire Departments will continue operating, uninterrupted.

For more information and continued updates, please check the City website at, as well as City social media

2 thoughts on “City Declares State of Emergency”

  1. Out for coffee yesterday.
    Overheard an old guy talking about this whole thing being a drill.
    Hmmm. Had to think about it.

    Found this movie last night.

    A bit ‘too real’ for most.
    Gwyneth Paltrow was good. Matt Daemon gave it his best shot.
    But maybe that’s what they’re prepping for.

    Just sayin.’



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