The impact of the coronavirus on Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties came in quickly as the nation was just starting to come to terms with the disease. A pharmacist who worked at a CVS on Main Street in Queensbury set the stage for a whirlwind next two weeks that closed schools, businesses and ground communities to a squeling halt.
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A pharmacist who works at a CVS Pharmacy on Main Street in Queensbury tested positive for the coronavirus — he is one of two cases reported in Saratoga County.
Part-time workers who do not have sick time and can't work from home are worried about how they'll afford a quarantine in connection with COVID-19.
Glens Falls Hospital on Sunday announced it has canceled its COVID-19 public education event set for Thursday due to the confirmed local coronavirus case.
Warren County Public Health officials will be contacting those who picked up prescriptions at the CVS in West Glens Falls to advise them of a positive coronavirus test result involving a pharmacist.
Sports Editor Greg Brownell looks at the possibility of state playoff games being played in empty gyms because of the coronavirus.
Two people from Glens Falls schools are quarantined for contact with the CVS pharmacist who tested positive for the coronavirus.
In Warren County, four people are still waiting out a precautionary quarantine after traveling home from China. Many others have already been …
Warren County department heads were urged Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of working from home if the coronavirus outbreak worsens.
Glens Falls Hospital has ordered more masks and is preparing staff for the possibility of patients with the COVID-19 virus.
In an indication of how many people one infected person can encounter, the Saratoga County Public Health has had to track down people who worked out at VENT Fitness.
SUNY Adirondack will continue its hands-on nursing program, culinary arts and others but switch to distance learning where possible.
High school international trips canceled; nursing home visitors banned; limits on Glens Falls Hospital visitors — all because of the new coronavirus.
State hockey championships will be played without fans in the building this weekend, but basketball games are moving forward as scheduled.
The mayors of Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh are urging their communities to consider curtailing attendance at gatherings that could facilitate transmission of coronavirus.
Check your temperature three times a day and stay home if it's over 100F.
A third Saratoga County resident has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The adult lives in Clifton Park.
Washington County officials are working with SUNY Adirondack to bring in nursing students to help answer phones at the Public Health Department.
Businesses, Washington County Public Health cannot screen your employees. Stop telling them to call if they have a cold or the flu.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that events with more than 500 spectators will be prohibited as efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus continues.
School events are canceled, visitors limited or banned in many areas and a Clifton Park adult has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his daily briefing about the coronavirus and its impact on New York state.
Concerns over the coronavirus have reached the slopes as ORDA operated facilities will be adhering to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's density reduction starting Friday.
The local sports scene was virtually shut down on Thursday as the ECHL suspended its season and high school sports playoffs were postponed indefinitely.
The lack of leadership at the outset of this health crisis has been a contributing factor the unease and panic that so many feel.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo opened the state's first drive-through COVID-19 mobile testing center in New Rochelle on Friday.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark will temporarily close through the end of the month. Job fair postponed.
Schools in the region are not closing down for weeks to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, but many are turning Monday into a superintendent’s conference day to plan for worst case scenarios.
Section II has decided to delay the start of interscholastic competition in spring sports until April 19.
A look at how local sports-related businesses and organizations are handling the impact of coronavirus.
Crandall Public Library is closing effective Monday until April 13 to guard against the spread of coronavirus.
The state is barring new jury trials and halting some case appearances to try to minimize spread of the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik voted in favor of package of legislation to respond to the coronvavirus. She urged NY-21 residents to be vigilant.
Learn how to protect yourself against infection and recognize symptoms, and worst case, find out what to do if you get sick.
Former Glens Falls star Joseph Girard III reflects on the end of Syracuse's basketball season and his freshman year with the Orange.
Local students are going to get an early and extended spring break because classes at all districts will be canceled through April 19 in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Schools, police and others are working to make sure students who need meals during the region's five-week school shutdown can get them.
Schools in Essex County, more state courts and Saratoga County announced schedule changes and closures Sunday.
So here are are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, and some apparently feel that we shouldn't be helping our neighbors to the south who, a…
New York City will close the nation's largest public school system on Monday, sending over 1.1 million children home because of coronavirus concerns.
Mass and confirmations are canceled, and only close family can attend weddings and funerals.
The Warren, Washington and Saratoga county boards of supervisors on Monday declared a State of Emergency in their respective counties.
With doctor's note, local people can get tested for COVID-19 at local hospitals.
The news that bars and restaurants must close is coming as something of a relief to some owners, while others worry about their staff.
Warren County has closed senior meal sites, but has expanded delivery for people who use those sites.
The new coronavirus is spreading through the community in Saratoga County, primarily in Clifton Park, the county Public Health Director said Tuesday.
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital President Michelle LeBeau reported Monday that one of the Plattsburgh hospital’s patients has been diagnosed with the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
Steve's Place, like other restaurants in the state, is trying to adjust to a world without sit-down service.
Mayor Robert Blais on Tuesday voted to suspend many operations and activities in Lake George to prevent spread of the coronavirus.
On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the closure of bars and restaurants and encouraged non-essential businesses to close early across New York state to combat the coronavirus.
The town of Lake George has issued a state of emergency effective at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Aviation Mall has announced reduced hours in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Telescope Casual Furniture in Granville has shuttered its factory, giving all 250 of its workers two weeks off with pay.
Hospitality businesses are being hurt by the coronavirus.
Students are scrambling to provide online instruction and meals as schools will be closed through April 19.
The Open Door Mission soup kitchen on Lawrence Street in Glens Falls has stopped serving sit-down meals because of the novel coronavirus but is offering to-go meals between noon and 1 p.m. each day.
A local couple had a whirlwind few days as they tried to return to the U.S. amid Europe's coronavirus travel shutdown.
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli warned Tuesday about the economic fallout from coronavirus estimated the state is facing a drop in revenues that will be $4 billion at a minimum and as much as $7 billion below what had been envisioned by budget planners just prior to the New York outbreak of the virus.
One of the residents who was quarantined in Washington County after returning from a trip overseas has tested positive for the coronavirus.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Cynthia Sodher is a bookish intellectual with a master’s degree who loved going to plays with her husband and never bothere…
Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns Greater Glens Falls Transit announced Wednesday it will be suspending service effective 6 a.m. Monday.
Fort Ann Supervisor Sam Hall has ordered all town facilities to be closed to the public for 30 days or until rescinded, as part of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Glens Falls Hospital has postponed most surgeries, opened outdoor testing sites to reduce volume in the Emergency Department and taken other steps.
The mall was quiet Thursday before its mandatory shutdown that evening, although Pet Zone was busy with customers seeking puppies at a steep discount.
Mass is canceled. They can’t get the Eucharist. But, at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, parishioner will be able to confess — in the parking lot.
One Glens Falls family could not get their 81-year-old patriarch tested for the new coronavirus after he developed fever, cough and pneumonia.
SUNY Adirondack announced Thursday that it will resume spring semester courses on Monday using alternative delivery methods.
Saratoga Hospital has adopted a “no visitors” policy to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keeping the number of people in the building to a minimum will help protect patients and staff.
A limited number of exceptions will be made for patients receiving cancer treatments, labor and delivery, end-of-life situations and other circumstances that merit compassionate consideration. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis, and appropriate screening will be required.
People who drive patients to Saratoga Hospital for a diagnostic test, imaging or other procedure, will be asked to stay in their cars until notified that the procedure is complete. If patients need help entering the building, hospital staff will provide assistance.
Lake George Town Supervisor Dennis Dickinson issued an executive order Thursday that will close all town buildings, effective Monday, March 23.
Two local distilleries are starting to produce hand sanitizer to help stem the coronavirus outbreak.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik said hospitaliy small businesses should get loans, blames China for misinformation about virus
Patients with “suspected” coronavirus infections have allowed Glens Falls Hospital, the VA and medical offices to test their systems.
The coronavirus crisis may eventually brink community news and journalism to the brink of extinction if something is not done.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that grooming services will be closed to the public effective 8 p.m. Saturday.
Glens Falls Hospital is continuing its community testing program but spokesman Ray Agnew said supplies are running short.
Gifts of food - from commercial kitchens only - can be made between noon at 7:30 p.m. Call 742-0005, and a Command Center worker will meet you.
All workers for non-essential businesses must stay home. No gatherings are allowed.
The Warren County person who tested positive for the new coronavirus is getting better and their spouse (who was showing symptoms) tested negative.
Charles Kelsey died Friday, a sudden death from pneumonia that his family fears could have been caused by the new coronavirus.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential businesses closed on Friday which will go into effect on Sunday night. Here is a list of what is c…
Hudson Headwaters Health Network and Glens Falls Hospital are working together to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the region.
The Thruway Authority announced all cash tolling will move to a ticketed system starting at about 8 p.m. Sunday.
The following is a collection of local restaurants offering delivery and take out food.
With many small shops under a mandatory order to close this weekend, business owners and customers expressed worries about the future.
The likely loss of the State Boys Basketball Tournament this year means a big hit to the Glens Falls-area economy.
Glens Falls Hospital has tested nearly 600 people but test results are taking 3-7 days. Hospitals are running out of test kits and, downstate, masks.
This is a tough weekend for high school athletes who might have been playing in state championships, if not for the coronavirus.