McCoy said the outbreak in the county, now in its fourth week, is not expected to peak for another 18 days, naming April 23 as a potential apex for the outbreaks. “It’s going to get worse … We’re going to get to the top and then we’ll go down,” he said.

“By the end of the week, our numbers will probably double,” said Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy as community testing resumes on Monday.

Price Chopper has followed ever-changing CDC guidelines as it works with local, state, and federal officials, she said. 

Albany County has a free mental-health helpline — 518-269-6634  — open every day.

Homemade masks will be accepted by the county’s health department for agencies that don’t have enough of what they need.

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.

With 18 preserves and 36 miles of trails, there’s plenty of room to spread out.

Supervisors in the Hilltowns are exploring the options for holding meetings remotely, as recently allowed by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive order amending the state’s Open Meeting Law. Knox held its first remote meeting via conference call on Friday, March 27, and Supervisor Vasilios Lefkaditis said it went “extremely well.” 

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.

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