The impact of the coronavirus has reached the Glens Falls region and health, school and government officials are taking precautions. The virus has closed all non-essential businesses, schools and more. Read the latest happenings:
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Coronavirus cases elsewhere are going up, but New York State hit its lowest-ever percent of people testing positive, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday.
Saratoga County Public Health officials are trying to track down the source of multiple coronavirus cases in Warren and Saratoga counties.
Gyms can’t open any time soon, but the state has reached a new low in the number of people in intensive care with coronavirus.
Two more Warren County residents have caught coronavirus due to community spread, Warren County Health Services reported Tuesday.
Warren County Health Services has another mystery on its hands. A resident caught the virus somewhere in Warren or Saratoga counties.
For the last three days, the Capital Region as a whole has had a higher percentage of tested people testing positive than New York City.
Travel teams have been heading out of state to play against other skilled athletes, in violation of pandemic rules.
No one has gotten sick from exposure to a COVID-positive salon worker, but it looks like it may have been sheer luck.
Whether schools are open or online, attendance is going to matter again, every day, the state Department of Education said when it released its full guidance Thursday.
A Fourth of July party in Saratoga County, which drew attendees from Warren County as well, has led to a coronavirus outbreak.
Travelers flying into Albany International Airport, and every other airport in the state, will now have to report their whereabouts so that local officials can enforce coronavirus quarantines.
So far, none of the people exposed to a personal care worker who has coronavirus have developed symptoms, Warren County Health Services said Thursday.
Aviation Mall is reopening Friday, with a ventilation system filter that is believed to remove coronavirus from the air.
A personal care business owner has tested positive for coronavirus, Warren County Health Services reported, leading to 25 others being quarantined.
Warren County Health Services is urgently looking for passengers who flew back from Florida last week.
An unknown number of people who work at a local slate quarry have tested positive for coronavirus, but they may not know it yet.
A cluster in Washington County is linked to a Vermont slate quarry, and a St. Mary's of Ticonderoga parishioner tested positive after a June 21 Mass.
The village of Granville canceled its July 3 concert but will still shoot off fireworks for those in cars, to comply with rules to prevent the spread of covoravirus.
Those who decide to travel to states where coronavirus is out of control may find it financially damaging when they return.
While many big states are slowing their reopening after a surge of coronavirus cases, New York state is still in control.
Pyramid, which owns Aviation Mall, issued a statement saying that if HVAC systems spread coronavirus, it can't be worse in a mall than in a large store.
Indoor entertainment and gyms won’t be able to open on July 1, the likely start of Phase 4, the Capital Region control room was told Tuesday.
There were no Washington County residents sick with coronavirus Thursday. But, in an indication of the nature of the virus, Warren County posted one new case and Essex County posted two new cases Thursday.
No new cases. That’s the news from Warren, Washington and Essex counties. Only one person is still sick with coronavirus, in Washington County. One new case was reported in Saratoga County.
For the first time since March 17, no one in Warren County is known to have coronavirus.
Warren County has now gone more than a week without a new case of coronavirus.
More outdoor recreation can begin immediately, including at hotel pools, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state is still working on guidance regarding other pools.
Glens Falls Center hit a reassuring milestone on Friday: No one is currently positive for coronavirus in the nursing home.
The Glens Falls Youth Center is using time wisely during the COVID-19 shutdown to seek grants and revamp programs.
Local residents who participated in protests speaking out against the death of George Floyd are eligible for a COVID-19 test
Local people are dying of manageable chronic illnesses and toughing out abdominal pain for so long that their appendix ruptures before they seek help.
Go-For Fitness is reopening as a specialty retail store, selling exercise classes, its owner announced.
Thursday marked the first day in over two months that restaurants were allowed to serve in-person customers.
Pending changes to the government's Paycheck Protection Program were talked about during an online meeting on reopening, featuring Warren County, state and federal officials.
Even though the indoor water park is still closed, the Great Escape Lodge is reopening and noting that the Lake George area is still a great place to visit.
Aviation Mall business owners are getting impatient to reopen.
The Washington County Municipal Center may open Monday, while the Department of Motor Vehicles is tentatively scheduled to open June 22.
Dr. Sergey Berenshteyn of Adirondack Orthodontics and his patients learned a new skill during the quarantine: “camera gymnastics.”
Isolation protocols paid off for Warren County on Wednesday, when a person who was quarantined due to coronavirus symptoms tested positive for the virus.
Hair stylists are booked for Wednesday, and the next month, as their businesses were finally cleared to reopen.
The local music scene has had its own share of struggles and successes during COVID-19 times.
Another nursing home resident died of coronavirus after being hospitalized, Warren County officials said Sunday.
Lake George businesses staged a caravan Saturday to urge the governor to allow limited outdoor dining.
School districts are in uncharted waters with the COVID-19 pandemic — conducting an election entirely through mail-in ballots.
Despite the pandemic, a group of international students will head to Lake George next month to work for area businesses.
If church drive-in services become more common in the area, it will be somewhat of a return to the past.
Business owners in New York will be able to deny entry to people not wearing masks or face coverings, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.
Saratoga County is offering websites to guide businesses into reopening.
Warren County officials would like the Adirondack Park Agency to allow for taller towers to provide more cell coverage.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik on Tuesday toured an unfinished subdivision project in Wilton to hear concerns about the state of the construction industry.
Tourists coming to the Adirondacks on the Northway may have been surprised as they got off on Exit 30 over the weekend. A few cars were parked there with signs, such as a bright yellow one reading, “You're welcome ... to go home!”
Lake George business and government officials say more visitors came to the area than they expected, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local restaurant operators are planning for what's next.
Lake George officials are expecting big crowds for Memorial Day weekend, but acknowledge that things will be different this year.
Officials of the Firecracker4 Road Race announced that the 14th edition of the race, set for July 4, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, a virtual 4-mile option is offered to those interested.
Houses of worship will be allowed to reopen on Thursday with gatherings limited to 10 people, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday.
Warren County had one additional confirmed novel coronavirus case for a total of 224. There were no deaths and no recoveries.
Gates at Washington County's two parks and beaches will be closed until June 13.
Local businesses are excited that the Capital Region is moving into Phase 1 of the reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown.
Hudson Headwaters Health Network has expanded COVID-19 testing at drive-up locations at West Mountain Health Services in Queensbury and Warrensburg Health Center.
Warren and Washington county officials are eager to begin the process of reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic, which could come as soon as Tuesday.
Two engineering students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are suing the Troy university over tuition and fees paid the spring and summer semesters that were moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Lake George couple has started a group called the Glens Falls Socially Distant Supper Club.
Irongate Family Practice on Monday reopened its office, with the help of some federal stimulus money.
SPAC has canceled its annual summer classical season.
Two more nursing home residents have died of coronavirus, Warren County Public Health Services said.
When residents of nursing homes get COVID-19, many of them, or their families, opt not to transfer to a hospital.
Four people tested positive Wednesday, Warren County Public Health Services said Thursday. Only one was a nursing home resident. The others were members of the community.
A recent surge in COVID-19 testing made it possible for the North Country to start the first phase of reopening its economy on Friday.
Another Warren County nursing home resident has died of coronavirus, Warren County Health Services said Monday.
Coronavirus hospitalizations were down Sunday, but cases are still on the rise in the Capital District.
It's possible New York could remain on pause through at least June 6; local officials creating best practices to reopen Warren County.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed an executive order extending the legal authority for the shutdown to June 6.
As testing ramps up in preparation for reopening, there is good news: the coronavirus test now uses a short, painless nose swab.
A Glens Falls graduate just returned from Rockland County, where she volunteered as an EMT.
Camping season at state-operated facilities has been pushed back till at least June 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A drive-thru food pantry was held at the Washington County Fairgrounds on Thursday.
They can't touch their grandmother, so they are bringing presents to those who can.
There were no reported deaths from coronavirus overnight Wednesday in Warren, Washington, Saratoga or Essex counties.
Town of Queensbury workers have picked up a mountain of sticks, leaves and other clippings in recent weeks because more people are at home and taking care of their yards during the pandemic.
The state is letting Glens Falls Hospital reopen immediately for non-emergency surgeries.
Tens of thousands of people haven’t been certifying their applications once approved, bringing their unemployment process to a screeching halt, the state Department of Labor claimed.
School districts are scrambling to prepare for the first-ever budget vote and school board election conducted entirely by mail.
A total of 26 people have recovered from coronavirus and been discharged from Glens Falls Hospital.
Organizers of the Washington County Fair expect the 137th annual fair to be held on its scheduled August dates.
The school vote will take place on June 9. A primary for local and state contests is set for June 23, and the Democratic presidential primary is back on, also for June 23.
State representatives from the North Country say that although the coronavirus has put a spotlight on this region’s broadband internet weaknes…
Three more nursing home residents have died, Warren and Washington counties' public health departments said Tuesday.
The state has released a new report on nursing home deaths that will be updated regularly. Figures are now making it clear that the majority of the deaths from coronavirus in Warren and Washington counties involve nursing home residents.
A hospital chaplain’s connection with a patient is intimate and normally played out six inches apart — not the six feet apart called for during the coronavirus pandemic.
The reopening of the popular Paycheck Protection Program, which was recently infused with more federal money after large companies had scooped up many of the initial cash, has already approved twice as many loans for New York small businesses than were processed in the first round.
For two weeks, a Hudson Falls family gathered outside Glens Falls Center, peering into their loved one's bedroom window. At first she waved to them. Soon she got very ill.
Weekly fireworks and concerts in Lake George may not happen this year as the village plans to cut its budget.
When it comes to raising, processing and selling beef and pork in a pandemic, Capital Region farmers and processors are finding out that smaller may be better.
The Post-Star has been awarded $5,000 from the Facebook Journalism Project, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Local Media Association to cover unexpected reporting costs associated with the pandemic.
An eighth Warren County resident of a nursing home has died from COVID-19. New cases increase slightly in local counties.
Saratoga County picked up three more cases of COVID-19 for a total of 358.
Addressing a sharp drop in state revenue, the Cuomo administration has ordered the heads of state agencies to eliminate all non-essential spending and refrain from issuing discretionary grants to municipal governments, according to an internal memo obtained by CNHI.
A wave of nursing home residents tested positive for coronavirus at a nursing home in Warren County, and a resident of an assisted living facility died, Warren County Health Services said Friday.
NYSPHSAA announced Friday that its 11 member sections have canceled all spring sports, coinciding with the state's decision to close schools for the rest of the academic year.
Washington County expects FEMA to reimburse it for hazard pay for workers still working in county offices.
While Glens Falls Hospital workers have been showered with food and thanks, the nursing home workers are shouldering the weight of the coronavirus outbreak.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the academic year.
A resident of a Warren County assisted living facility has died of coronavirus, Warren County Health Services said.
High school seniors react to the announcement of not returning to school grounds for remainder of the year.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a decision on whether schools will reopen this year will come Friday.
Three residents at Fort Hudson have died from coronavirus, Washington County said Thursday.
Two more residents of a nursing home in Warren County have died, Warren County Health Services said Thursday.
Saratoga Hospital was able to reopen for elective surgeries Tuesday, but Glens Falls Hospital is still not allowed to perform elective surgeries, by state order.
Another nursing home resident has died and six others are critically ill, Warren County Health Services said Wednesday.
Warren and Washington counties are not planning to add an “army of tracers” as Gov. Andrew Cuomo described in his reopening plan.
Two nursing home residents in Warren and Washington counties died from coronavirus Tuesday.
School superintendents are working together on a plan for reopening schools, though they don’t know if it will happen.
Glens Falls and Queensbury have canceled the Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony scheduled for May 25.
The food truck corral, held Thursday nights at The Shirt Factory in Glens Falls, is returning late in May but as a pre-order, pre-pay and drive-thru event.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association on Monday officially canceled the state championships for spring sports.
Glens Falls' Joseph Girard III made a no-look trick shot this weekend as part of a fundraiser for the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation.
About 80 nursing home residents in Warren County and about 70 nursing home residents in Washington County have tested positive for coronavirus since April 9.
Washington County's total coronavirus cases went down by 10 on Monday, Warren County up by one, Saratoga County up four and Essex County up one.
Change Healthcare, a medical billing firm in Queensbury, on Friday laid off a number of workers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Lake Placid area officials are hoping for the best and preparing for the worst.
A nursing home resident died in Warren County, and there are six more cases in the county, 20 more in Washington County, 11 more in Saratoga County.
A ninth Warren County resident has died from COVID-19, the county reported Sunday afternoon.
Hundreds of people are making masks locally. Here is a view of some of them.
A South Glens Falls priest gets a surprise parade from his congregation.
The Lake George Park Commission announced Thursday evening that the mandatory boat inspection program will get underway on May 21.
Two more Warren County residents have died from coronavirus, including a nursing home resident, and eight more people tested positive, while seven more cases were reported in Washington County and three more in Saratoga County.
Glens Falls Hospital and Saratoga Hospital will be reopening for “non-essential” medical treatments on April 28.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned Wednesday the financial impact from the novel coronavirus pandemic is going to be felt by the state, schools and local governments across New York well into next year and possibly longer.
Sales are up by large margins, local wine and liquor store owners report, but they'd rather see things get back to normal.
Americade organizers announced Wednesday that the weeklong motorcycle rally will be pushed back until the week of July 21-25 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism officials on Tuesday announced a plan to transform the way they market the Adirondack region as the state lifts its “New York on PAUSE” social distancing restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Warren County Local Development Corp. has created a new loan program to help small businesses recover from economic hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A third nursing home patient died, five more Warren County residents tested positive, and five more Saratoga County residents tested positive.
The state Department of Labor has streamlined the process for New Yorkers who might be eligible for federal unemployment assistance aimed at people who can't get benefits from the state's program.
Some local nursing homes have so many testing kits that they have been able to test entire units. Others, downstate, can't get any.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, on Friday said she believes the federal government should play a role in increasing COVID-19 testing capabilities nationwide, a departure from fellow Republican President Donald Trump’s insistence that states bear the responsibility for purchasing those supplies.
Tri-County United Way has said it is ready to distribute funds from its COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
Warrensburg is lighting up its patriotic Christmas tree to bring hope during the pandemic.
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern NY will sponsor a drive-thru food pantry on April 30 at the Corinth Elementary School for all families in need.
At the maximum-security Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Fort Ann, as of Sunday four inmates are sick with coronavirus and three others have recovered. Updated information is expected.
Two local doctors traveled to Queens last week to work at Elmhurst Hospital, at the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite nursing homes keeping out family members and checking workers’ temperatures, coronavirus has crept in.
The Dionondahowa Falls trail loop has been closed to the public in accordance with COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines.
The First Baptist Church of Moreau is holding services in its parking lot. "Amen" is now punctuated with honks.
Washington County has received a donation of two new drones to be used for planning during the coronavirus pandemic.
New York City won't allow public events in June, including three of the city's major annual celebrations.
Saratoga County reported a death and 10 more cases; Warren reported three; Washington reported six; and Essex two more cases.
Anna M. Dow, 92, of Gansevoort, died of coronavirus at the Glens Falls Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing on Wednesday.
Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties announced a total of 21 new coronavirus cases Thursday.