4/28/20 – Local Support Builds for Test Kits for Rensselaer County: All Mayors and Supervisors in Rensselaer County have joined County Executive Steve McLaughlin in asking for test kits to be provided to the county to allow for expanded testing.

Local Support Builds for Test Kits for Rensselaer County: All Mayors and Supervisors in Rensselaer County have joined County Executive Steve McLaughlin in asking for test kits to be provided to the county to allow for expanded testing. The letters from leaders of 22 municipalities in the county is the latest bi-partisan show of support […]

4/27/20 – Rensselaer County Home-Delivered Meals Program Triples Deliveries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Rensselaer County Home-Delivered Meals Program Triples Deliveries During COVID-19 Outbreak The Rensselaer County home-delivered meals program has grown significantly while helping seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak. The county home-delivered meals program has grown to over 1300 meals delivered each day, triple the amount delivered by the county before the outbreak. “We are very proud to […]

4/27/20 – Rensselaer County Renews Request for Test Kits

Rensselaer County Renews Request for Test Kits Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin has renewed a request for the state to provide test kits to the county to help battle the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. To date, the county has only received 100 test kits from the state. The lack of test kits hurts efforts to set […]

4/27/20 – Rensselaer County Leaders Visit East Greenbush Wal-Mart

Rensselaer County Leaders Visit East Greenbush Wal-Mart Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin and County Health Director Mary Fran Wachunas visited the East Greenbush Wal-Mart on Wednesday to review the store and meet with store managers. Both McLaughlin and Wachunas said the meeting was productive and useful. The visit follows other visits by county Health personnel […]

4/27/20 – Update to Voters on Changes to Election Calendar

Update to Voters on Changes to Election Calendar The COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has caused some changes and disruptions to the state’s election calendar. The changes include rescheduling the April 28 Democratic presidential primary to June 23. June 23 is the same date as state and local primaries. Voters may have recently received a postcard in […]

4/2/20 – COVID-19 Case Clearance: Another group of confirmed COVID-19 cases has been cleared by the county Health Department it was announced Thursday evening.

COVID-19 Case Clearance: Another group of confirmed COVID-19 cases has been cleared by the county Health Department it was announced Thursday evening. With 67 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, the county Health Department is able to announce another eight of those cases are now cleared of coronavirus and recovered. The second announcement of recoveries was […]

4/2/20 – Rensselaer County Now Reporting Case Clearance for COVID-19 Outbreak

Rensselaer County Now Reporting Case Clearance for COVID-19 Outbreak While Rensselaer County is dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), there is good news to report. With 55 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, the county Health Department is able to announce six of those cases are now cleared of coronavirus. To be cleared from COVID-19, […]

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 […]