Melissa Hale-Spencer

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the state will open a new COVID-19 mobile testing site for the Capital District in partnership with Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Partners, and the University at Albany. The drive-through site requires an appointment — call 888-364-3065 — and will open Monday at UAlbany.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has postponed the state-set date for voting on school budgets until June 1 or later. The Guilderland School Board is looking at cuts to maintain a substantial fund balance while staying within the levy limit.

The county’s health commissioner, Elizabeth Whalen, said her department could not have had the response it has had without the Medical Reserve Corps volunteers.

As the governor announces Regeneron Pharmaceuticals will make free test kits, Albany County has still not been able to procure kits to reestablish community testing for COVID-19.

BETHLEHEM — Mark Warford, assistant principal at Bethlehem Central Middle School since 2008, has been selected as a 2020 New York State Assistant Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

In the time of coronavirus, with schools across the state closed, Fiero said, “Joan and I decided they would be the best way we could help.”

Albany County currently has 517 people under mandatory quarantine and 234 people under precautionary quarantine. People under both kinds of quarantine follow the same regimen.

Tony Hynes

ALBANY COUNTY — As New York, like the rest of the nation, is faced with a shortage of ventilators to help patients with severe cases of COVID-19 to continue to breathe, a Cohoes company has come up with a machine to fill the gap.

“A lot of other needs are arising,” said Elizabeth Whalen, Albany County’s health commissioner, on Monday as the National Guard prepared to deliver food to quarantined residents and the county executive announced that he asked the governor to waive state laws to enable IDAs to make direct loans to businesses.

He was a senior “with multiple underlying medical issues,” Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said in a release; he died at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.


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