“Here’s a virtual hug for everyone,” says Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

The “million-dollar question,” Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said, is: “Are we going to get back to some type of normalcy and how long will it take?”

In the wake of the coronavirus shutdown, the county has allowed food trucks for the first time along the rail trail that spans nine miles from Voorheesville to Albany.

The age group with the highest number of cases, at 480, remains those between the ages 20 to 29. Albany County Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen said she is concerned about that age group “in terms of spread and in terms of more potential infection.”

Food pantries are not income-based but rather serve individuals and families based on need.

Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy revealed that an antibody test showed he had had COVID-19 in December or January when he was traveling out-of-state. He added, “It doesn’t mean I can’t get it again … so I am cautious.”

School leaders planning reopening are “repurposing” resources as they face added expenses to keep students and staff safe from COVID-19. At the same time, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy is urging residents to show support for the Democratic federal stimulus plan that includes funds for state and local governments.

Albany County continued with a second week of upticks in cases as numbers improved across most of the state. On Wednesday, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy announced two more deaths from the virus as well as 20 new confirmed cases.

In presenting Guilderland’s plans to reopen schools, Superintendent Marie Wiles said, “This plan is a work in progress. Please anticipate changes. Please be patient … Changes will be made to better serve our students and to make sure we’re keeping everybody safe.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo said of televised Major League Baseball games, without fans in attendance, “I think it would be good for the economy, I think it would be good for the psyche, I think it would be good for the nation’s soul.”

The Albany County executive and the governor today called for aid to states and localities in the fifth federal stimulus package as the county continued to see more COVID-19 cases.


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