5/5/20 – First Day of Testing in Rensselaer County A Success: The first day of testing in Rensselaer County was a success, with several dozen residents tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday

First Day of Testing in Rensselaer County A Success: The first day of testing in Rensselaer County was a success, with several dozen residents tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday The testing was done at the County Office Building in downtown Troy, with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center testing 75 residents. The testing used all […]

5/1/20 – Rensselaer County Welcomes Test Sites: There will be two COVID-19 testing operations coming to Rensselaer County next week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced on Friday

Rensselaer County Welcomes Test Sites: There will be two COVID-19 testing operations coming to Rensselaer County next week, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced on Friday The county will be partnering with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center and the IMA Group with Lab Corp to operate testing sites at several locations in the county. “This […]

4/30/20 – Test Sites Set for County: Rensselaer County believes it has agreements with two medical providers for location and operation of COVID-19 test sites, County Executive Steve McLaughlin

Test Sites Set for County: Rensselaer County believes it has agreements with two medical providers for location and operation of COVID-19 test sites, County Executive Steve McLaughlin The test sites could be up and serving residents as early as next week, McLaughlin said. “We recognize more testing is a way to protect our residents and […]

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 […]