The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services today announced that there are 397 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 4 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
As reported yesterday, 10 of the 12 residents at Cook Adult Home have tested positive for COVID-19. Cook Adult Home is an assisted living facility in the town of Halfmoon. One of the residents is in the hospital, another is in a rehabilitation center and the remaining eight who have tested positive are in isolation at their residences. One resident tested negative and one resident refused a test.
Additionally, all eight of the employees at Cook Adult Home were tested and three have tested positive.
Efforts to reopen
The state has released its plan for reopening. It includes metrics that regions must meet before reopening can begin. The metrics can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/programs/new-york-forward
Saratoga County is stressing that businesses cannot reopen until an Executive Order from the Governor allows it.
The County continues to take action to address the Governor's plan to reopen New York, working with the other counties in the region to reach the metrics. Once the reopening begins, it will take place in phases, and not all businesses will be allowed to reopen right away. The phases are outlined here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/…/regional-guidelines-re-openin…
Data Dashboard enhanced
The dashboard now includes more comprehensive information and charts on positive cases. A link to the data dashboard, which is updated on weekdays, can be found at the top of the Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services’ COVID-19 website, located here: https://www.saratogacountyny.gov/departments/publichealth/…/