“We are estimated to be nine to 10 days behind Italy. Please look at what’s going on there,” said Albany County Health Commissioner Elizabeth Whalen. “What we do right now as a community in terms of limiting social interaction can blunt the curve and help our hospital capacity and our capacity to care for those that are ill.”

ALBANY COUNTY — All 11 Albany County patients with confirmed cases of coronavirus disease are recovering, according to a release Sunday morning from the office of Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

This is up from the count of seven confirmed cases yesterday evening.

Capital Region hospitals have outlined their plans for coronavirus preparedness.

Referrals from primary-care providers are preferred for assessment and potential testing for COVID-19 at these locations:

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On March 8, Gary Greenberg called for a change in petitioning after a Guilderland woman, an American citizen of Chinese descent who was circulating his nominating periton, was verbally assaulted.

Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy made a call for volunteers to staff phone lines to keep the county’s health department from being “bogged down” as it maps and tracks the people that those with confirmed cases have come into contact with. “We can use volunteers to answer phones,” McCoy said. “We can train you in ten, fifteen minutes.”

“This is unprecedented to have long-term school closures during the school year. It’s uncharted territory for the whole community,” said Marie Wiles, superintendent of the Guilderland schools. “We need to be patient and work together, to put the health and safety of students ahead of everything else.

Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Albany County, connected to a woman in Guilderland, County Executive Daniel McCoy announced on Twitter Friday.

One is a student at Farnsworth Middle School, according to a statement by the district Friday, prompting a required closure of the district. 

Either a student or staff member with a confirmed case of COVID-19 would trigger a school closing.

Describing the mood at school today, Superintendent Marie Wiles said, “People are worried and you can feel the anxiety build as this moves closer and closer to our community.”

Wiles said it was “horrible” to have to tell the students who had rehearsed for the "Chicago" musical for months that, on what was scheduled to be opening night, the show would not go on.

“They were heartbroken and upset,” she said, “which is understandable.”

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The 60-year-old electric-grid infrastructure that traverses both Guilderland and New Scotland will soon be the recipient of millions of dollars in upgrades.