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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ***City/County/State COVID-19 Update 4/9/20

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Stay connected to your City!

From the City: 

  • Facebook Livestream Mental Health Series:  Friday, April 10 • 10-11AM.
  • This week we will be featuring Maggie Fronk, the Executive Director from Wellspring and Lois Celeste, the Executive Director from Saratoga Springs Senior Center. We are providing information and support about the services that are offered by Wellspring and Saratoga Senior Center. 
  • Commissioner of Public Safety Robin Dalton will be facilitating alongside Alex Capo, LMHC Executive Director from The Charlton School. 
  • Please send your questions to to make sure we can answer everyone’s questions. Live questions will be accepted during the live stream through the comments sections.
  • Did you ATTEND FROM HOME?  Watch Tuesday’s City Council meeting and stay connected to your city!


From Governor Cuomo / New York State:

1. To honor those we have lost to COVID-19, I am directing all flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff. Every single New Yorker we have lost to this vicious virus is in our hearts. The flags will remain lowered while New York remains on PAUSE.

2. I will issue an Executive Order to ensure New Yorkers can vote by absentee ballot in the June 23rd elections. No one should have to choose between their health and their civic duty. I previously issued an Executive Order to move the presidential primary election from April 28 to June 23rd, aligning it with the congressional and legislative primaries in New York.

3. Today, I launched a social media campaign to encourage people to stay home to protect the ones we love. The campaign encourages New Yorkers to share who they are staying home for and want to protect. Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Romeo Santos, and Giancarlo Stanton are among those who have joined the campaign. Share an image and story of who you are trying to protect on social media with the hashtags #IStayHomeFor and #NewYorkTough and tag your friends to spread the word.

4. The State Department of Labor will immediately make $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits available to all New Yorkers. New York is also extending the period covered by unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks, for a total of 39 weeks. A reminder for those who have difficulty enrolling for UI: any claim you file will be backdated to the date you became unemployed. If you are eligible, you will be paid all benefits due.


From the County:

  • The Saratoga County Department of Public Health announced that there are 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 11 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
  • Any resident who is in need of assistance to register their home or cell phone for the CodeRED Reverse 911 emergency notification system can contact the Saratoga County COVID-19 Hotline at 518-885-2276 and a representative will help them register.
  • The County Department of Public Health is advising residents to wear masks when they go out in public so that those who have the virus but may not have symptoms do not transmit it to others.


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