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What an amazing display of support this evening where members of the community turned out at Saratoga Hospital to clap, honk and cheer for our first responders who are working on the frontlines to stop the spread of COVID-19. #Saratoga ... See MoreSee Less

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Investigators/Road Patrol personnel are seeking assistance from the public to identify the pictured individual regarding an investigation into an incident that occurred in the Town of Greenfield on 03/30/2020. Direct inquiries to apraga@saratogacountyny.gov ... See MoreSee Less

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UPDATE: COVID-19 Information for Saratoga County — March 29, 2020

Ballston Spa, NY — The Saratoga County Department of Public Health today announced that there are 108 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County at this time. Yesterday, Saratoga County reported 110 cases, but upon investigation we learned that three of those individuals did not live within the county. There is one additional case of COVID-19 reported today. Of the 108 cases, there are 14 individuals hospitalized.

On Friday, March 27th, a 95-year-old woman who had tested positive for COVID-19 passed away at Glens Falls Hospital.

There remains a limited availability of COVID-19 tests available in the region. The number of confirmed cases is not believed to accurately reflect the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the community. It is important that everyone continues to work together to ‘flatten the curve’ and take precautions to protect themselves.

There are reports that people are still congregating outdoors, at parks and golf courses in groups. Social distancing cannot be practiced while riding in a golf cart or gathering in groups. The Saratoga County Department of Public Health advises that individuals maintain a physical distance of greater than 6 feet, and refrain from sharing things like drinks or towels

Today, the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services, Department of Public Health and Sheriff’s Office continue to distribute PPE and hand sanitizer to our frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

The availability of testing at local hospitals remains limited and the criteria for testing has become more stringent. Residents who are experiencing symptoms should call their doctor, and if the criteria is met, testing will be ordered. Because testing may be delayed, it is important that everyone continue to minimize in-person interaction with others, practice social distancing, practice good hand hygiene and stay home as much as possible.

If you are a person who is over the age of 65 or someone of any age who has a chronic disease or disorder, you are considered to be at high risk and more vulnerable to contracting the virus.

All vulnerable people should adhere to the following rules for personal conduct:
remain indoors unless you go outside to do solitary exercise;
pre-screen all visitors by taking temperatures;
don’t visit households with multiple people;
wear a mask in the presence of others;
stay six feet away from others; and
do not take public transportation, unless absolutely necessary.

Dr. Michael Prezioso, Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services for Saratoga County, has a message for residents who are experiencing stress and anxiety during this pandemic:

“COVID-19 has created the perfect environment for ‘what-if’ thinking: what if I, or someone close to me, gets sick? What if I can’t get groceries or medications? It can be easy to think the worst.

“These thoughts and feelings are normal for the circumstances, though they might look different for different people. But remember, all of us can still ACT:

Acknowledge the situation;
Commit to new solutions;
Take care of yourself!”

Businesses with surplus personal protective gear, such as N95 masks, gloves and gowns, are asked to contact the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services if they would be able to make a donation to the county’s emergency management team.

Residents can enroll in the county’s CodeRED emergency notification system to receive updates from the county’s Emergency Management Team. To enroll, follow this link: public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF26DE55718D

PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE AND ADVISORIES

Residents should adhere to guidance issued by the State of New York and the public health advisories issued by the Saratoga County Department of Public Health.

Residents who have been advised to self-isolate need to frequently disinfect and sanitize commonly used surfaces; tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter-tops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Saratoga County Department of Public Health Director Cathi Duncan reminds parents that children home from school should also refrain from congregating in groups and should follow the social distancing recommendations.

Residents are also reminded that in order to be tested for COVID-19, an order is required from a medical doctor or healthcare provider. Guidelines related to testing criteria are changing as we learn more about the virus. Please consult with your doctor to learn if you meet the criteria required for COVID-19 testing. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you may call the Department of Public Health. If an individual believes they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should contact their primary care physician ahead of time to make an appointment.

Residents who have been advised by their doctor to self-isolate and who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should follow the directions of their doctor, which may include: staying home and self-isolating; using a separate bathroom from household members; staying at least six feet away from other household members; resting; staying hydrated; and refraining from having any visitors into their home.

If an individual has questions regarding COVID-19, they can contact the state Department of Health hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

MENTAL HEALTH GUIDANCE

Saratoga County Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Director Dr. Michael Prezioso urges adults to remember that children have questions too. Parents and guardians should offer reassurance and answer questions in terms that young people will understand. Children will be looking to the adults in their lives to see how worried they should be. Show them how to face challenges with courage, kindness and determination.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Emergency Management Team is accepting donations of N95 masks and other medical supplies such as gloves, protective face masks and medical gowns. Any individual or business with access to these resources is asked to call the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services.

SYMPTOMS AND AVOIDANCE

Symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough, fever, trouble breathing and pneumonia.

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:

Practice physical distancing and avoid handshakes.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


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Photo Caption: On March 29, 2020, Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo handed a case of personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer to Steven Van Guilder of Moreau EMS.
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If you’re traveling in from NYC and the Metropolitan area to your primary home a second home, AirBnB or visiting family or friends the Saratoga County Public Health Office has placed an order that you must self quarantine for a minimum of 14 Days to help reduce the spread of the virus in our communities. #Saratoga ... See MoreSee Less

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ATTENTION Saratoga County Residents: Tune in tomorrow afternoon for an update and an opportunity to ask questions from the people working on the frontlines to contain and mitigate COVID-19 in Saratoga County. The event will be live streamed on this page and you can submit your comments here or during the live stream. #Saratoga ... See MoreSee Less

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TO SECURE THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC WE ARE CLOSING THE OFFICE OF PISTOL PERMITS/RECORDS AND THE CIVIL OFFICE

AMENDMENTS & DUPLICATES CAN BE MAILED TO:

6010 County Farm Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

REQUESTS CAN BE FAXED OR EMAILED:
FAX#: 518-885-2411

EMAIL: RECORDS@SARATOGACOUNTYNY.GOV

CIVIL CORRESPONDENCE CAN BE EMAILED:
CIVIL@SARATOGACOUNTYNY.GOV
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**PUBLIC NOTICE **

Sheriff Zurlo has suspended all basic and advanced pistol safety courses until further notice.
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SARATOGA COUNTY
PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY
March 15, 2020

Ballston Spa, NY – Saratoga County Department of Public Health has issued the following advisory for businesses and residents in Saratoga County. The purpose of this advisory is to encourage social distancing to combat the presence of COVID-19 within our communities.

“All residents should practice social distancing as it has proven to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus from one person to another,” said Catherine Duncan, Director of Saratoga County Department of Public Health. “Limiting exposure will prevent a spike in cases that would potentially exceed the healthcare systems capacity to treat patients with or without COVID-19.”

Social distancing includes limiting capacity at public and private gathering spaces, expanding the physical distance between peoples to 6 to 10 feet, avoiding shaking hands or exchanging greeting gestures, hold meetings via video or telephone conference when possible.

The Saratoga County Department of Public Health continues to work diligently, alongside New York State agencies, to contain and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the county.

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UPDATE: COVID-19 Information for Saratoga County — March 15, 2020

Ballston Spa, NY - The Saratoga County Department of Public Health continues to work diligently to contain and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the county.

There is one more confirmed case of COVID-19 in Saratoga County, an adult Clifton Park resident. The total number of confirmed cases is four. The Department of Public Health is currently investigating this case.

Offices of the Saratoga County government will be reducing staff to essential personnel only for one week beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. All county office spaces have been cleaned and employees are being reminded to practice social distancing and contribute to the cleaning and disinfection of their work spaces. Beginning Monday, all Saratoga County DMV offices will be by appointment only. The County Clerk’s Office is also suspending passport services and public searching.

Residents are reminded that in order to be tested for COVID-19 an order is required from a medical doctor, healthcare provider or the county Department of Public Health. If an individual believes they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should contact their primary care physician ahead of time to make an appointment.

If an individual has questions regarding COVID-19 they should contact the state Department of Health Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough, fever, trouble breathing and pneumonia.

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:

If you are over 60 years old and/or your health is compromised, avoid attending meeting in groups or large gatherings.

Visit the grocery store or pharmacy at slow hours, where the number of people are reduced.

Practice social distancing and avoid handshakes.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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This is a great graphic depicting why we are taking big measures such as closing schools and cancelling large events. We are not going to totally stop the spread but we can limit the spread so that everyone is not sick at the same time which will reduce the strain on our health care systems and other necessary services. ... See MoreSee Less

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It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of K9 Buddy. Buddy was the first K9 assigned to our Correctional Facility. He was trained in searching as well as contraband detection. Buddy served alongside his friend and handler Officer Adam Potter for only a short time before being diagnosed with a brain tumor over a year ago. Buddy continued to work until his retirement last fall after which he remained at home with Officer Potter until the end. We all
Offer our condolences to Officer Potter and his family.
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SARATOGA COUNTY - CALL FIRST!

If you believe you have been exposed or that you have symptoms of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), CALL YOUR DOCTOR. Please do not walk in to your doctor's office or to the Emergency Room and risk exposing the staff and other patients. If you arrive to Saratoga Hospital, you will be directed to a safe entry at a nearby testing location.

For all other questions, call:

NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065

Saratoga County Public Health Services:
24-hour emergency line: 518-584-7460
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Out of an abundance of caution, the St. Baldrick's event scheduled for Saturday March 14 has been postponed. We are looking forward at having this event at a future date! We will announce the new date once it has been established. ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy 90th Birthday Papa Joe! Thank you for your dedication to our children and the safety of our schools.I know there was an earthquake this morning... but in other astonishing news... this spry gentleman turns 90 today! Yes...90💪🥇 Joseph Avarello (known affectionately to his family and friends as Papa Joe) is a beloved crossing guard at St. Mary’s School in Waterford (for 29 years). He loves getting to “watch the kids grow up.” He says he plans on being a crossing guard for “as long as he can walk.” Everyone join me in wishing Papa Joe a happy birthday! 🎁
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