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: 414
• Deaths: 14
• Recovered cases: 328
• Active cases: 72
• Hospitalizations: 6
• Total tested: 7,410
Cloth masks available to County residents
The Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services has provided reusable cloth masks to each municipality in the county. Residents in need of a cloth mask should contact their Town or City Hall for one.
Residents can attend one of three cloth mask distribution events. The times and locations are as follows:
Friday, May 15 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or until supplies run out
• Town of Malta — Malta Town Hall, 2540 Route 9
• City of Saratoga Springs — Saratoga Springs High School Parking Lot, 1 Blue Streak Blvd.
Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. until noon, or until supplies run out (hand sanitizer also available)
• Town of Ballston — Ballston Town Hall, 323 Charlton Road, Ballston
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.
Saratoga County is stressing that businesses cannot reopen until an Executive Order from the Governor allows it. The Capital Region has not met all metrics and reopening will not begin in the region on May 15.
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: 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/…/