3/27/20 – TWO RENSSELAER DIRECTIVES SEEK TO CONTROL TRAVEL AND RELOCATION FROM DOWNSTATE TO COUNTY, TO PROTECT RESIDENTS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK

TWO RENSSELAER DIRECTIVES SEEK TO CONTROL TRAVEL AND RELOCATION FROM DOWNSTATE TO COUNTY, TO PROTECT RESIDENTS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK Rensselaer County is taking new steps to protect county residents from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, issuing directives to control non-essential travel and relocation from affected areas downstate, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced. The action comes after […]

3/18/20 – PRESS AVAILABILITY TODAY AT 3:30 P.M. ON RENSSELAER COUNTY RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

PRESS AVAILABILITY TODAY AT 3:30 P.M. ON RENSSELAER COUNTY RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS Rensselaer County officials including County Executive Steve McLaughlin and Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas will hold a media availability today at 3:30 p.m. to answer and provide updates on the county’s response to coronavirus. The press availability will be held at the Chambers […]

3/14/20 – STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN RENSSELAER COUNTY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 SITUATION, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED IN RENSSELAER COUNTY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 SITUATION, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES County Executive Steve McLaughlin has declared a state of emergency in Rensselaer County effective immediately to facilitate response to COVID-19. The State of Emergency declaration will give large institutions, including schools, more flexibility to respond to coronavirus, said […]

3/10/20 – “Rensselaer County’s Time is Now” Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin in Optimistic State of the County Speech

“Rensselaer County’s Time is Now” Says County Executive Steve McLaughlin in Optimistic State of the County Speech Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin delivered an optimistic and energetic State of the County address on Tuesday, noting success by the county in protecting taxpayers, expanding services and supporting historic job creation. McLaughlin said the county is now […]

2/28/20 – McLaughlin Calls for Public Meeting on Norlite to Inform Residents of Health Issues and Quality of Life Concerns

McLaughlin Calls for Public Meeting on Norlite to Inform Residents of Health Issues and Quality of Life Concerns Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin is calling for a public meeting with representatives of Norlite and state and federal health and environmental departments following revelation that Norlite is burning foam that contains PFOAs. McLaughlin is also seeking […]

2/25/20 – Rensselaer County to Become Purple Heart County, with Resolution Filed by McLaughlin with Rensselaer County Legislature

Rensselaer County to Become Purple Heart County, with Resolution Filed by McLaughlin with Rensselaer County Legislature Rensselaer County is set to become a Purple Heart county, with a resolution filed with the County Legislature by County Executive Steve McLaughlin for consideration in March. A number of municipalities across the state have adopted resolutions as Purple […]

2/12/20 – Follow-up Statement on Unattended Death of Student in Troy This Week

Follow-up Statement on Unattended Death of Student in Troy This Week “The Rensselaer County Health Department has worked with the New York State Health Department and RPI in response to the unattended death of a student in Troy this week. An autopsy was completed and the cause of death has been identified as influenza. Further […]