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Posted on: April 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] **County/State COVID-19 Update 4/1/20

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Stay Home. Stop the Spread. Save Lives.

From the County: 

Ballston Spa, NY — The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 131 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 18 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.

The County Department of Public Health and the Sheriff’s Office continue to receive reports of people gathering in groups and not adhering to physical distancing guidance that has been issued by federal, state, and local agencies.

“People need to understand that they are putting their loved ones at risk if they contract the virus but are asymptomatic,” said Saratoga County Director of Public Health Cathi Duncan. 


From the State & Governor Cuomo:

"Stay home, reduce the spread, and we will be able to save the lives of hundreds, or even thousands, of your fellow New Yorkers."

  • New York-based company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is creating 500,000 much-needed test kits for the State at no charge. The first batch of test kits was delivered on Monday, and the State will receive an ongoing delivery of 25,000 kits per day. Additionally, Corning has donated 100,000 tubes and provided an additional 500,000 tubes to the State at reduced cost and expedited delivery.
  • The Department of Labor released a new PSA to help New Yorkers applying for unemployment benefits. The PSA provides information on how to apply for UI benefits and reassures New Yorkers: If your unemployment filing is delayed, you will still receive every cent you are owed. And if you have questions about the expanded COVID-19 UI and whether you qualify, click here for more information.
  • Happy Census Day. Today, every New Yorker must now respond to the Census. Responding to the Census is simple, safe, private and can be done online from your own home. Let’s make sure every New Yorker is counted. Complete the Census today at


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