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Posted on: May 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] **cIty/County/State COVID-19 Update

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An update on the extension of the Governor's executive order, New York States re-open plans and data from the County >>

From the Governor/ NY State: 

There is much about Coronavirus we still don’t understand. A disturbing new development is a serious illness affecting children, known as multi-system inflammatory syndrome. The illness is potentially linked with COVID-19, and it has features that are similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Though rare, there have been 73 reported cases in New York, and, tragically, a 5-year-old passed away this past Thursday of the illness. The State Department of Health is investigating.

New Yorkers should seek immediate care if a child has:

  • Prolonged fever (more than five days)
  • Difficulty feeding (infants) or is too sick to drink fluids
  • Sever abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting
  • Change in skin color - becoming pale, patchy and/or blue
  • Trouble breathing or is breathing very quickly
  • Racing heart or chest pain
  • Decreased amount of frequency in urine
  • Lethargy, irritability or confusion

Though the syndrome is rare, I nevertheless urge parents to be vigilant.

-Governor Andrew Cuomo 

From the County: 

From the City:

  • The City of Saratoga Springs has established a COVID-19 Task Force to facilitate the state’s plan for re-opening as quickly and efficiently as possible that is comprised of Chief Joe Dolan and Chief Aaron Dyer (SSFD), Chief Shane Crooks and Chief John Catone (SSPD), Public Safety Commissioner Robin Dalton, Deputy Public Safety Commissioner Eileen Finneran and Risk and Safety Manager Marilyn Rivers. 
  • Mayor Meg Kelly and Commissioner Robin Dalton will host a Facebook Live Discussion and Q&A on re-opening plans this Friday at 10am, to be live-streamed on the City of Saratoga Springs Facebook Page.  Questions can be asked live or submitted in advance to
  • Yesterday the Mayor and Commissioner Dalton were joined by Dr. Manuel Astruc and Clifton Park County Supervisor Phil Barrett to discuss Mental Health and Well-being amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, with a focus on the effects of financial stress,  click here to see the discussion and Q&A. 

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