ALBANY COUNTY — There are now 25 confirmed novel coronavirus (COVD-19) cases in Albany County, according to County Executive Dan McCoy, as of Tuesday, March 17.
125 people are also under mandatory quarantine while 450 more have voluntarily quarantined themselves at home.
“Based on what we’ve seen since just yesterday — 10 new cases, spanning the age range, including a seven-year-old — we’re urging people of all ages to take this situation seriously, to practice social distancing and to abide by the regulations that have been put in place,” said McCoy.
He continued, “Additionally, based on our mapping and tracking, there are no discrete clusters or particular community that this is disproportionately affected. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will work with Governor [Andrew] Cuomo’s Office to consider mass closings and tighter restrictions to stop the spread of this virus and keep people safe.”
The Albany County Health Department advises that if you have voluntarily quarantined, stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you do not, it can and will evolve into a mandatory quarantine that is legally binding.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the Albany County Medical Reserve Corps to help the COVID-19 response call visit www.albanycounty.com/departments/health/medical-reserve-corps/-fsiteid-1 or call the Department of Health’s MRC Coordinator at 518-447-4610.