Tuesday marked the first day that any New Yorker 16 or older would be eligible for vaccination. 

Only six counties in New York have immunized a higher rate of their senior citizens than Albany County, whose strong numbers appear to be due in part to several county-led initiatives.

On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced from a grill in Amsterdam that restaurants across the state are eligible for their own federal pandemic relief through the American Rescue Plan.

The state’s comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, released an analysis showing “job losses from the pandemic and the ensuing economic shutdown were swift and deep: employment in New York declined by nearly 2 million jobs from February to April 2020.”

He reported on new data released by the state’s Department of Labor that shows less than half of the jobs lost during that time have been recovered, and employment is still more than 1 million jobs below its pre-pandemic levels.

ALBANY COUNTY — George Langdon IV, a Republican Albany County legislator representing Coeymans, resigned on Monday following anti-gay comments he had made on March 27, which were widely circulated on social media and

In the United States, by mid-March, the variant B.1.1.7, first identified in the United Kingdom, which has spread throughout Europe, accounted for 27 percent of the COVID-19 cases in the United States, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is up from 1 percent at the start of February.

Currently, any New Yorker who is 30 or older is eligible as well as people with a listed comorbidity or a listed essential job. Starting on Tuesday, any New Yorker age 16 or older will be eligible.

Venues can host up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of completed vaccination or recent negative test results prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors or up to 500 people outdoors.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the “production issues” at a Johnson & Johnson affiliate factory in Baltimore would not affect next week’s allocation to New York.

Republican George Langdon IV of Coeymans made anti-gay comments in a speech this past weekend during the “Return to Liberty under the Constitution Seminar” at New Scotland’s Camp Pinnacle. 

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