Melissa Hale-Spencer

The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees this year decided not to seek a reduction in seats but did vote to limit the length of a term from five years to three years in hopes of attracting more candidates in the future.

ALBANY COUNTY — This week, as China’s strict zero-COVID policy is under strain, the more relaxed approach in the United States may be what led to the results in a recent report posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that most Americans have been infected with the virus.

The Guilderland Public Library Board of Trustees this year decided not to seek a reduction in seats but did vote to limit the length of a term from five years to three years in hopes of attracting more candidates in the future.

Since traditional methods of disease surveillance do not capture all COVID cases — some are asymptomatic, not diagnosed, or not reported — the researchers studied antibodies, known as seroprevalence, to understand the incidence of COVID-19.

Christine Rem, a nurse and retired Army colonel, has spent a lifetime preparing for the role she has now created for herself — helping women veterans.

All 10 candidates participated in an online forum hosted by The Enterprise and posted with this story.

“Our infection rate continues to rise at an alarming rate, and we are likely not detecting the full level of community spread as many at-home COVID tests go unreported,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

The last time Albany County issued a mask advisory was in early December. It was issued jointly with Schenectady County as infection rates, after Thanksgiving gatherings, surged, topping the rates from a year ago. The Delta variant was still dominant.

“This virus continues to spread at a rapid rate, though the number of individuals in our hospitals is remaining relatively low and stable for now,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy on Friday. 

Before the trial, on March 30, Watervliet had made a settlement offer in which the 2019 assessment of the main reservoir parcel would be reduced to $6 million, the 2020 assessment would be reduced to $5 million, and the 2021 assessment would be reduced to $4 million.

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