NYS Coronavirus Update: Coronavirus Tracker -- New Capital Region Mobile Testing Center -- Domestic Violence Hotline
- 04/04/2020

1. The State launched a COVID-19 tracker to provide New York State's comprehensive testing data to the public. The website, www.ny.gov/covid-19tracker, which will be updated daily with the latest data, presents visualizations of statewide and county-level testing and results.
2. There has been an uptick in reported domestic violence incidents. We want you to know: If you are in a dangerous domestic situation, New York State will help you find safe shelter. You are not trapped just because of Coronavirus. If there is an issue where you are in immediate harm, call 911. If you need help, call the State's Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-942-6906.
3. A new COVID-19 drive-thru mobile testing center will open in Albany on Monday, April 6th. The mobile testing center will be located in a parking lot at the State University of New York at Albany campus at 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany. The site will prioritize tests for individuals who are among the highest risk population. Capital District residents who would like to be tested must make an appointment by calling 888-364-3065. There will be no walk-ins allowed and all patients must be in a vehicle.
4. I will issue an Executive Order allowing the State to redistribute ventilators and personal protective equipment to hospitals with the highest need. We are asking upstate hospitals to loan 20 percent of their unused ventilators to struggling downstate hospitals — and then we will ask downstate hospitals for similar help when the pandemic wave hits upstate New York. The equipment will either be returned to the hospital it came from or the hospital will be reimbursed for it. 
Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Saturday, April 4th, you can join a global chalk painting event to spread joy around the community. Share your art on social media with #Chalk4Joy and be sure to practice proper social distancing when participating. More information is available on the event's Facebook page.
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Ever Upward,
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

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