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County Posts State Business Guidelines

As the Friday reopening milestone approaches, businesses in Delaware County and Otsego County are expected to have plans in place that show compliance with the state's public health guidelines. more

Five New COVID Cases In Otsego County

Delaware County, for the second day, reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. more

With Infection Indicators Improving, Cuomo Turns Focus To Testing

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that all the data provided by hospitals and nursing homes around the state indicate that the COVID-19 virus plateau is real, and the numbers are finally dropping. more

Cuomo Fires Back 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's daily press conference became a direct message to President Donald Trump today, after the president, who was apparently watching, tweeted criticism of Cuomo's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. more

Shutdown Extended to May 15

The spread of the COVID-19 virus continued to slow on Thursday, according to New York's governor, but an additional 1,996 people were hospitalized statewide since Wednesday. There were 606 deaths, 29 of them in nursing homes. As the net rate of hospitalization continued to drop and, for the first time, the net change in ICU admissions and intubations dropped, Governor Andrew Cuomo credited the responsiveness of state residents for “controlling the beast, so far” and said the state shutdown will be extended to May 15. more

Cuomo Announces Blueprint For Re-Opening

At his daily press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo began to sketch a vision for what he calls the “new normal” – the way New York will look as it reopens in a pandemic. And the first step is a call for everyone in the state to wear masks when they're in public and can't maintain social distancing. more

Six State Task Force Announced To Plan Reopening Strategy

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday held his usual daily briefing, then held a second press conference in the afternoon to announce a regional task force to plan for restarting the economy. more

State Death Toll Tops 10,000

The state's death toll continues to be almost unimaginably high – another 671 people died since yesterday. But in his daily press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo said it's clear that New York's COVID-19 rate has plateaued, and he's turning his attention to making a preliminary plan to reopen the state. more

Cuomo: More Promising Signs In Virus Fight

Governor Andrew Cuomo said in today's daily press briefing that he is “cautiously optimistic” that social distancing restrictions are showing effectiveness in reducing the spread of COVID-19. more

Tri-State Region Starts To Plan For Post-Virus

The number of New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 virus continues to rise, but the state is beginning to think about how to restart a cold economy when the crisis is past. more

Cuomo To Upstate: “You Cannot Handle This Without Your Brothers And Sisters”

In his daily press conference from Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo highlighted what appears to be some good news regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and addressed upstate objections to his plan to pool state medical supplies to distribute where there is the greatest need. more

Cuomo Turns Focus From Beds To Equipment In Virus Battle

Governor Andrew Cuomo, faced with what is expected to be a peak of COVID-19 cases in about a week, said Saturday that the focus has shifted from beds to finding staff and equipment for that staff. more

Cuomo To Deploy National Guard To Redistribute Available Medical Supplies

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily press briefing that he will sign an Executive Order mandating that hospitals around the state release their excess medical equipment to be redistributed to hospitals where there is the greatest need. more

Cuomo Orders NYC Playgrounds Closed, Now Predicts Apex by Month's End

Governor Andrew Cuomo used his daily press conference Wednesday to announce that playgrounds in New York City are going to be closed down to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. more


State Senator James Seward of Oneonta today announced both he and his wife Cindy have tested positive for COVID-19. more

Cuomo Predicts Virus Will Claim Thousands

In his daily press conference, Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters that projections, in his opinion, indicate that thousands will die in New York State before the public health emergency from COVID-19 is over. more

Cuomo Calls A Regional Quarantine "Unworkable"

Governor Andrew Cuomo said he has not discussed a regional quarantine with the president, and announced the New York presidential primary vote will be postponed to June 23. more

Cuomo Says Virus Hospitalization Rate Is Slowing

In Wednesday's daily press briefing, New York's governor returned to his conciliatory tone with the Trump administration, but said the Senate's proposed $3 trillion relief package would be “terrible for New York.” more

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Confirmed in Delaware County

Delaware County announced two more confirmed cases of the virus Tuesday. more

Cuomo: Feds Need To Act Now

Governor Cuomo used his daily press conference today to call on the Trump administration to act without delay, saying “we're not slowing the virus down. It's accelerating on its own.” more
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