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Posted on: April 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ***City/County/State COVID-19 Update 4/10/20

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Mental Health Series - Facebook Livestream Event: Today 10AM.

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.


From Governor Cuomo / New York State:

  • New York is tough but "New York Loves." A new initiative called "New York Loves" will coordinate foundations, philanthropies, charities and other nonprofits that want to help or donate to the state during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. New York Secretary of State Rosanna Rosado and State Director of Nonprofits Fran Barrett will coordinate this effort and work with local governments that need additional help.  
  • To help develop a treatment, I am asking all New Yorkers who have recovered from COVID-19 to contact the state and donate blood. Individuals who tested positive and then recovered from the virus may have convalescent plasma in their blood, which has antibodies against the virus and could help with the development of a treatment for the virus. More information about how to donate is available here.
  • We continue to mourn the New Yorkers we have lost to this vicious virus. I will issue an Executive Order to bring additional funeral directors to New York to help with the high number of deaths due to COVID-19. There are no words that can express our grief and heartbreak at the lives we have lost. It is a loss to the very fabric of New York.


From the County:

  • The Saratoga County Department of Public Health announced that there are 184 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 10 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
  • As we enter into a holiday time that is normally celebrated with family gatherings, the Saratoga County Department of Public Health is reminding people to practice physical distancing and limit interaction with others. 
  • Director of Public Health Services Cathi Duncan says, “Families are encouraged to find new ways to connect instead of having large in-person gatherings. This will help stop the spread and flatten the curve.”
  • As testing sites have opened in both Albany and Warren County, Saratoga County Public Health is reminding residents to contact their healthcare provider if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. A Doctor’s Order is required to be tested at these sites.


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