The Saratoga County Department of Public Health Services today announced the most current stats on COVID-19 in Saratoga County.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19: 404
Recovered cases: 323
Active cases: 67
Total tested: 6,745
Facebook Live event
Officials from Saratoga County and community partners hosted a Facebook Live event earlier today to answer questions from residents related to COVID-19. The hour-long event was hosted on the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services Facebook page and featured:
Nash Alexander – Chief Operations Officer, Wilton Emergency Corp.
Peter P. Bardunias – Senior Vice President, Community Advancement, Capital Region Chamber
Penelope Heritage – Director, Saratoga County Animal Shelter
Cathleen Medick, RN, BSN – Director of Patient Services, Saratoga County
Kristine Orr – Superintendent, South Glens Falls Central School District
Todd Shimkus – President, Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce
Community members can re-watch the stream here: https://www.facebook.com/SaratogaOES/videos/264450124677847/?vh=e
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://forward.ny.gov/metrics-guide-reopening-new-york
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://forward.ny.gov/industries-reopening-phase
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/…/