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Hon. Bruce A. Hidley
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Hon. Bruce A. Hidley, Albany County Clerk

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Hon. Bruce A. Hidley, Albany County Clerk
Albany County Court House, Room 128
16 Eagle Street | Albany, NY 12207-1077
Phone: (518) 487-5100 | Fax: (518) 487-5099
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County Executive McCoy Provides an Update on the COVID-19 Response in Albany County

Announces New Mobile Testing Schedule with Location in Coeymans

Post Date:05/09/2020 12:15 pm

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy announced today that as of this morning, there are now 1,336 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. Additionally, there are now 966 people under mandatory quarantine and 15 people under precautionary quarantine. To date, 3083 individuals have completed quarantine, with 799 of them having tested positive and recovered. Sadly, a man in his 80’s with multiple underlying health issues has passed away. The death toll for the county now stands at 59. The man has been a resident at Shaker Place but passed away at the VA Hospital.

With 28 people now hospitalized, the hospitalization rate for Albany County stands at 2.09%, down slightly from 2.21% yesterday. The number of those individuals who are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) remains at 6. Shaker Place has a total of 53 residents who have tested positive including 2 who have recovered; 14 employees have tested positive and remain out, while 12 others have been cleared to return to work.

 Albany County Director of Economic Development Kevin O’Connor joined the County Executive for the daily briefing to discuss how they’re working with the business community and regional county leaders to develop a unified plan for businesses to open that keeps customers and employees safe during the ongoing pandemic. 

“As we discuss reopening our economy, the Governor has made it clear we will be judged as a region, not a county. That’s why I’ve been proud to partner with my counterparts in neighboring regions to expand our capacity. By bringing new testing to the southern part of the Capital District in Coeymans, we’re another step closer to getting our people back to work,” said County Executive McCoy.

“When you consider that more than 50% of Albany County’s jobs fall within the second phase of the Governor’s reopening strategy – which won’t occur until June at the earliest – it becomes that much more important for the eight regional counties to work together and be ready on May 15,” he continued. 

“Businesses want to do the right thing for their employees and their customers by re-opening in a safe way but they want to open and stay open not have to close down again,” said Kevin O’Connor, Albany County Department of Economic Development Director. “Some industries, including hospitality and some of the so-called ‘nonessential’ retail, have been hit very hard. We’ve gotten good feedback from them and I think we’re in good shape as we prepare our re-opening plan for submission.”

The County Executive also highlighted that the drive-thru testing facility at the University at Albany (SUNY) has expanded its testing parameters for essential workers who are asymptomatic. Those include  but not limited to healthcare workers; first responders; nursing home and long term care facility workers; correction, probation and parole officers; direct care providers; medical specialists; dietitians; occupational, physical or speech therapists; and workers who interact directly with the public;  among others. The full list of essential workers eligible for testing is available here.  The number to call for an appointment is 1-888-364-3065 or you can go online: covid19screening.health.ny.gov.

County Executive McCoy today announced next week’s schedule for walk-up community COVID-19 testing, a partnership between Albany County and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center. This initiative is taking a regional approach to address additional areas in the Capital District. The schedule is based on demand and mobile site locations are updated weekly based on that need. To date, 975 people have been tested at the Albany County sites. All testing is by appointment only, after being screened for symptoms over the phone. To be screened, please call (518) 465-4771. 

Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center - 920 Lark Drive, Albany

  • Monday: 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am – 12 noon
  • Wednesday: 1:00 – 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am –12 noon
  • Friday: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Rotating Locations & Dates for the Week of May 11
Each week the mobile sites will rotate morning & afternoon testing. The full updated schedule can be found here.

  • Monday, May 11
    • 1:30-4:00pm: Watervliet Health Center, 1804 Second Ave, Watervliet
  • Tuesday, May 12
    • 9:00am – 12 noon: Equinox, 500 Central Ave, Albany
    • 1:30-4:00pm: Front of the Rensselaer County Administration Building, 1600 7th Ave, Troy
  • Wednesday, May 13
    • 9:00am – 12 noon: Coeymans Town Hall, 18 Russell Ave, Ravena
    • 1:30-4:00pm: Capital South Campus, 20 Warren St, Albany
  • Thursday, May 14
    • 9:00am – 12 noon: Watervliet Health Center, 1804 Second Ave, Watervliet
    • 1:30-4:00pm: Front of Rensselaer City Hall, 62 Washington St, Rensselaer
  • Friday, May 15
    • 9:00am – 12 noon: Front of the Rensselaer County Administration Building, 1600 7th Ave, Troy
    • 1:30-4:00pm: Whitney Young Troy Health Center, 849 2nd Ave, Lansingburgh

The County Executive also highlighted the latest testing site in Albany County at Priority 1 Urgent Care, located in Hamilton Square at 2080 Western Avenue in Guilderland. The partnership was made possible by Albany County supplying the facility with critical personal protective equipment for the staff and supplemental test kits. Testing will be reimbursed by an individual’s health insurance, and will be done by appointments only after patients come in to be screened for expanded CDC symptoms. To schedule an appointment, you can call (518) 867-8040.

County Executive McCoy also encouraged those who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to register for the drive-thru community testing site at Rite Aid, 1863 Central Avenue in Colonie that was launched in partnership with Town Supervisor Paula Mahan, Rite Aid and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services. In the first 12 days, over 500 tests have been given. Testing is free for those who are eligible based on CDC guidelines and are at least 18 years old. It’s available between 9am and 5pm, seven days a week by appointment only. Registration is now available at www.riteaid.com. Tests will be conducted from within an individual’s car with self-swab nasal tests and with the help of a pharmacist.

For those experiencing stress, anxiety or depression while confined to their homes for extended periods of time, the Albany County COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line is available seven days a week from 8am to 8pm at (518) 269-6634. Anyone experiencing a psychiatric emergency should still call the Albany County Mobile Crisis Team at (518) 549–6500. The 24-hour sexual assault hotline number is (518) 447-7716.

The County Executive continues to offer online videos on coping, crafts and reading, AAU karate, exercise, proper use of personal protective equipment and more.

For all COVID-19 questions and concerns, including issues with price gouging and fraudulent products, residents are encouraged to use United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline as well as the State Department of Health’s hotline at 888-364-3065.

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