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Albany, NY 12207-1077
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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
countyclerk@albanycounty.com

 

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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:05/10/2020 12:57 pm

Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy announced today that as of this morning, there are now 1,345 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Albany County. Additionally, there are now 971 people under mandatory quarantine and 15 people under precautionary quarantine. To date, 3,154 individuals have completed quarantine, with 813 of them having tested positive and recovered. The death toll for the county now stands at 59.

With 28 people now hospitalized, the hospitalization rate for Albany County stands at 2.08%, down slightly from 2.09% yesterday. The number of those individuals who are in Intensive Care Units (ICU) is 7. The best news is that there have been no new hospitalizations in 24 hours. 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 Sheriff Craig Apple, Sr. joined the County Executive for the daily briefing to provide an update including on complaint investigations.

“We continue to make progress as we work on our regional plan to reopen and one component that is great news today is that there have not been any new hospitalizations in 24 hours. That helps to put us another step closer to getting people back to work,” said County Executive McCoy. “And while I am wishing all moms a Happy Mother’s Day, I want to remind everyone to do it safely. If your mom doesn’t live with you, call her, give her a virtual hug or drive by and wave at her through the window. Be safe. Now is not the time to have a family gathering which could expose everyone there to an unwelcome guest… the COVID-9 virus.”

“Things are improving. We continue to investigate complaints about social distancing and businesses being open that shouldn’t be but they have been largely unfounded,” said Sheriff Apple. “Something I hadn’t seen in my 33 years with the department is the temporary mobile morgue we had to set up for a short time. It is closed now but that was not something I ever thought I’d see.”

County Executive McCoy thanked the Cyprus Shriners of Glenmont for their donation of hand sanitizer to the County for distribution to those who need it.

County Executive McCoy thanked the Cyprus Shriners of Glenmont for their donation of hand sanitizer to the County for distribution to those who need it.

The County Executive reminded everyone 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. [Full list of eligible essential workers] The number to call for an appointment is 1-888-364-3065 or go online to: covid19screening.health.ny.gov.

This week’s schedule for walk-up community COVID-19 testing, a partnership between Albany County and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, 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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