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The original item was published from 4/3/2020 12:06:34 AM to 5/1/2020 10:05:02 PM.
Posted on: April 2, 2020
[ARCHIVED] ***City/County/State COVID-19 Update 4/2/20
Attend From Home: The City Council will be meeting via Zoom throughout this period of social distancing. Find out how you can stay connected.
In Saratoga Springs:
- Tuesday’s City Council meeting will be held virtually on Zoom and streamed on the City’s website for live-viewing.
- Members of the public can also participate in the Public Hearings via Zoom, and submit public comments to the Council via email.
- Playground & recreation equipment have been closed.
- City parks are NOT closed. They are open and available for residents to enjoy - getting fresh air and being outside safely is important for everyone’s overall well-being and mental health￼.
- Whether you are in a park, downtown, or in your neighborhood, social distancing measures should always be followed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
From Saratoga County:
- The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 139 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County and 19 of those individuals are hospitalized at this time.
- Yesterday, the county received a donation of 54,000 gloves from GlobalFoundries in Malta. The Saratoga County COVID-19 Command Center team is grateful for the recent donations of PPE.
- The Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services also received a shipment of PPE yesterday from the New York State supply stockpile, which will be distributed to healthcare providers working on the front lines to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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From Governor Cuomo:
- Tens of thousands of selfless healthcare workers have answered our urgent call to join New York’s active healthcare force, including 21,000 people who live out of state. Are you a qualified healthcare professional? Enlist here.
- Today we enacted the 2021 Budget. Now more than ever, the government needs to deliver results for the people. The 2021 Budget includes a comprehensive Paid Sick Leave law, a cap on insulin co-pays, a first-in-the-nation domestic terrorism law and much more.
- The special enrollment period to get a healthcare plan on the state’s health exchange is extended to May 15. Uninsured New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health or directly to insurers. If you lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of a loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, subsidized Qualified Health Plans or Child Health Plus.
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