Beverly Bardequez — a historical Albany community, March 26, 2017

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  • During the pandemic, many Lynnwood Elementary students had been through “levels of trauma,” said their art teacher, Krista Gillis. She came up with a project that would show them, on their return to school, “They belong here and we love them.”

  • Albany County Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen

    Elizabeth Whalen, the county’s health commissioner, said that schools are bracing for what they will be required to do if micro-cluster zones are named in Albany County. Additional testing is required along with equipment, legal agreements, and laboratory capabilities, she said.

  •  Schools can stay open in yellow zones but 20 percent of students and staff must be tested each week for COVID-19. Houses of worship are limited to 50 percent capacity, mass gatherings are limited, and no more than four people can dine at a restaurant table whether inside or out.

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