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Niskayuna Town Board switches to hybrid meetings

Exterior of the Niskayuna Town Hall building at Niskayuna Circle.
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Exterior of the Niskayuna Town Hall building at Niskayuna Circle.

The town of Niskayuna has reversed course and will now be holding hybrid meetings for all town board, committee, council and task force meetings beginning Friday. 

The hybrid meetings will allow for people to attend both in-person and virtually, according to a press release from town Supervisor Yasmine Syed. 

The town had moved to all-virtual meetings Sept. 5, citing rising covid numbers. 

All meetings will now take place in the town hall board room in order to allow for social distancing. Because Schenectady is still designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a community with high transmission, masks will be required inside the building, regardless of vaccination status. People will als have to scan their temperature and complete a digital self-attestation form, according to the release. 

Pre-registration is required whether someone is attending in person or virtually. People can register at https://www.niskayuna.org/home/webforms/register-attend-virtual-live-meetings.

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One Comment

Elisabeth Cococcia

Switching to hybrid was the right decision. If residents want to take privilege of the floor, make comments and look their elected officials in the eye they should be able to. Hybrid meetings keep it safe for immune compromised individuals who do not feel comfortable in public settings. Having said that, if numbers continue to rise and all other legislative bodies turn to all virtual I would support virtual meetings and even now having to be vaccinated to attend in person.

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