9/4/20 – Rensselaer County Drug Take-Back Events Announced

Rensselaer County Drug Take-Back Events Announced Six Collection Dates and Locations Set Throughout County Rensselaer County is holding six drug-take back events throughout the county in September and October, County Executive Steve McLaughlin, Sheriff Pat Russo and Chair of the Legislature Mike Stammel announced. The six collection events will help reduce the amount of unused […]

8/25/20 – Rensselaer County to Hold Third Dedicated Day for College Student COVID-19 Testing

Rensselaer County to Hold Third Dedicated Day for College Student COVID-19 Testing Rensselaer County will be providing a third dedicated day of COVID-19 testing for college students this Friday, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced. The third day of testing for college students on follows two dedicated days of testing […]

8/7/20 – Rensselaer County to Provide Two Dedicated Test Days for College Students

Rensselaer County to Provide Two Dedicated Test Days for College Students Rensselaer County will be providing two days later this month to allow college students who are county residents to be tested for COVID-19, County Executive Steve McLaughlin and members of the County Legislature announced. College students who are county residents and returning to school […]

7/13/20 – McLaughlin Says Answers Needed from State and Facility Following Surge of COVID-19 Cases at Private Riverside Nursing Home

McLaughlin Says Answers Needed from State and Facility Following Surge of COVID-19 Cases at Private Riverside Nursing Home Dozens of Cases at Riverside Follows Outbreak at Private Diamond Hill Nursing Home Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said answers are needed from the state and facility operators as to how another significant outbreak of cases has […]

5/19/20 – County and Capital Region Approved for Reopening: New York State on Tuesday approved the Capital Region, including Rensselaer County, for reopening at Phase One, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced

County and Capital Region Approved for Reopening: New York State on Tuesday approved the Capital Region, including Rensselaer County, for reopening at Phase One, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced The county and region start the first phase on Wednesday, meaning construction, agriculture, manufacturing, wholesale and retail limited to curbside pick-up or drop-off. “We welcome this […]

5/17/20 – Capital Region Qualifies for Reopening: The Capital Region, including Rensselaer County, has been qualified for reopening and the county will carefully begin moving into the next phase, said County Executive Steve McLaughlin

Capital Region Qualifies for Reopening: The Capital Region, including Rensselaer County, has been qualified for reopening and the county will carefully begin moving into the next phase, said County Executive Steve McLaughlin McLaughlin said the county will continue efforts to protect residents from COVID-19 while the reopening progresses. “We are committed to a reopening that […]

5/11/20 – State Reopening Plan Does Not Include Rensselaer County: Three regions of the state will be allowed to reopen by the Governor, but Rensselaer County’s region is not included, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced

State Reopening Plan Does Not Include Rensselaer County: Three regions of the state will be allowed to reopen by the Governor, but Rensselaer County’s region is not included, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced McLaughlin said he is disappointed the state did not allow the Capital Region, which includes Rensselaer County, to reopen for May 15. […]

5/11/20 – Second Week of Testing is Expanded: The second week of COVID-19 testing in Rensselaer County has been expanded, with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center agreeing to host several clinic sessions this week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced

Second Week of Testing is Expanded: The second week of COVID-19 testing in Rensselaer County has been expanded, with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center agreeing to host several clinic sessions this week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center testing will join testing being conducted by The IMA Group […]