Albany County coronavirus press conference for July 31


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — County Executive Daniel P. McCoy held a COVID-19 briefing on Friday, reporting 13 new positive cases of the virus in the county.

Out of those new positives, one person reported out of state travel, five people had close contact with positive cases, and two people have been linked to the group at the 4th of July party on Hudson Avenue. The total number of cases now linked to that party is 46.

McCoy was joined at the briefing by Superintendent Kaweeda Adams of the City of Albany School District, and Superintendent Dr. David Perry of the South Colonie Central School District. The superintendents discussed their school reopening plans.

Both districts will be operating on plans that involve remote, in-person, and hybrid class options.

While the districts are facing financial challenges brought on by COVID-19, they are prioritizing health and safety of students and staff, and say they will ensure the proper PPE and disinfecting materials are available.

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