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COVID-19 Response
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having sweeping effects on life here in New York State and beyond. We are providing this page with some information on COVID-19 and how the NYS Bridge Authority is responding to this ever-evolving situation.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and how New York State Government is addressing this issue,
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Information on the Illness
Here are the known symptoms to watch for, according to the NYS Department of Health:
COVID-19 may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms, like:
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Pneumonia
Currently CDC believes that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after virus exposure.
This virus is highly infectious and people of all ages can catch it and spread it. It is imperative that everyone do their part to slow the spread of this illness so that our health care system is not overwhelmed with a sudden influx of patients. If you do not need to be somewhere, please stay home and help Flatten the Curve.
Everyone should:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
If you must travel during this time, please consider using E-ZPass or give exact change when traveling through our toll booths. You can order an E-ZPass by visiting or purchasing one in a full service lane at one of our bridges.
How is the Bridge Authority responding to this pandemic?
In addition to the preventive measures we are taking on our properties,
we are volunteering our time to contribute to statewide efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This includes:
  • Providing staff to the State Emergency Operations Center.
  • Fulfilling missions to distribute water, hand sanitizers, and other necessary materials.
  • Staffing call centers to help connect the public to the help they need.
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