A lawsuit filed by a former Albany County employee who alleges that County Executive Daniel McCoy punished her for not backing the political candidates he favored has been settled for four out of five of the defendants, including Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy.

With 29 more COVID-19 cases before Sept. 25, the University at Albany would have to move to remote classes for two weeks.

Recent tax collections for New York State

On Friday, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reversed its controversial guidance on COVID-19 testing.

In the first week of September, Albany County saw an increase of over 500 percent, compared to the same week last year, of residents needing help to buy food, leading the county executive to call for federal support.

The state’s largest teachers’ union is suing the state over withheld aid to schools.

Speaking to young adults, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy said on Tuesday, “You’re spreading it to people that can end up in the hospital or worst-case scenario, end up passing away.”

The University of Albany is now more than half-way to the metric of COVID-19 cases that would force classes to be given entirely remotely.

Of the 24 new positive COVID-19 cases reported Sunday morning in Albany County, 16 are connected to the University at Albany. 

New York State announced a record-high number of test results as Albany County reported 28 new cases and its 134th death on Saturday.

Government programs were announced this week to help small-business owners, manufacturers, child-care centers, farmers, and workers who lost wages — all due to the pandemic.