COVID-19 Daily Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Updates


For Immediate Release:

September 14, 2020

Columbia County Department of Health’s Mobile Testing Clinic Schedule

Please note that we will be collecting insurance information for those tested.

Please be sure to bring a form of photo identification and your insurance information.

If you are uninsured or underinsured you may be eligible for a lower fee or no fee. 

Walk-up Clinic Schedule

Tuesday September 22nd 9-11 AM Walk-up Clinic (Sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards) Hudson

Tuesday, September 29th 9-11 AM Walk-up Clinic (Sidewalk in front of John L. Edwards) Hudson

Pre-Registration is not necessary.

Please see the following rules and details for all of the clinics above:

Please be sure to bring a form of photo identification and insurance information.

Masks are REQUIRED for entry.

These tests will be nasopharyngeal swabs which are most useful to detect the virus in actively sick people.  These are not antibody tests. The kits used at these testing sites are part of those purchased with the help of private donations to Columbia County.

Symptoms most typical of cases of COVID-19 include the following:



-Trouble Breathing

-Loss of Taste or Smell

-and/or any symptoms consistent with the CDC guidelines


We strongly recommend anyone feeling these symptoms be tested for COVID-19.

After leaving the test site, symptomatic residents should go directly home for mandatory quarantine until results are shared with them. Essential workers should plan on quarantining outside of work and being extremely cautious around those they come into contact with.

It may take up to five days to receive the test results. Everyone who gets tested at the site will receive their results once they are processed by LabCorp.

Law enforcement will be on-site along with EMS services.



Beginning April 6, 2020, at 10 am, Albany Medical Center, St. Peter’s Health Partners, and The University at Albany will open a Capital Region Testing Site on the UAlbany campus – 1400 Washington Avenue, Colonial Quad parking lot, accessible from main UAlbany entry, off Washington Avenue, Albany.

The site will prioritize tests for individuals among the highest risk population.

APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. Residents who would like to be tested must make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065. NO WALK-INS allowed. All patients must be in a vehicle. 

A screening form for testing should be completed ahead of arrival. Screening form can be found by following this link

Once the screening form is completed, site administrators will contact the individual to set up an appointment.

Testing will open Monday, April 6, 2020, at 10 am. Site hours will be Monday – Sunday, 8 am- 6 pm.


If you are aware of any non-essential gatherings or any non-essential businesses or entities operating in violation of “New York on PAUSE” please choose the appropriate complaint below.

Governor Cuomo also announced the state is increasing the maximum fine for violations of the state’s social distancing protocol from $500 to $1,000 to help address the lack of adherence to social distancing protocols. The Governor reminded localities that they have the authority to enforce the protocols.

File a complaint against your employer or place of work.

File a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community.

You may also call 1-833-789-0470.


Have you tested positive for COVID-19 and recovered?

Would you like to help critically ill COVID-19 patients in need?

Albany Medical Center has partnered with the American Red Cross to collect plasma from individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 for use in an experimental treatment program for the most critically ill patients.

If you are interested in helping and have been symptom-free for 14 days, please contact the AMC Plasma Donation Line at (518) 262-9340 or email The hospital will arrange for eligible donors to be retested to ensure that you are virus-free prior to donating.

You can also contact the American Red Cross at to complete a screening tool for eligibility.