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NEW YORK — Schools will remain closed statewide through mid-April and the state’s first temporary hospital was completed in New York City on Friday as New York remains the nation’s epicenter for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office The first construction phase to turn the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan into a 1,000-bed temporary hospital facility neared completion Friday as the state’s COVID-19 threatens to hit its peak in the next three weeks.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan on Friday as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed phase I to construct the 1,000-bed temporary hospital facility as the state’s COVID-19 threatens to hit its peak in th…

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File photoMary Miller from the New York News Publishers Association, presents a program on media literacy at the Taconic Hills Central School District in September. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered schools across the state to be closed until April 15 to help stop the advance of the coronavirus.

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HUDSON — As Columbia Memorial Health prepares for an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases, local officials are warning that the worst may be yet to come.

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ALBANY — As the state’s coronavirus COVID-19 death toll spiked overnight, Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized federal lawmakers for the second day in a row Thursday for passing a $2 trillion bill to fight the pandemic the governor said provides insufficient aid to state governments.

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As Twin County residents say goodbye to life as we know it for the foreseeable future, our new reality is having an impact on our psyche, experts say.

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File photoA room at Columbia Memorial Health in Hudson. CMH and other hospitals across the state are trying to meet Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal of 100% expansion to meet an anticipated surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo criticized the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus COVID-19 bill during a press conference in the Red Room at the State Capitol in Albany on Thursday, saying the measure will not help New York’s anticipated $10-$15 billion shortfall …

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Tribune News Service Christy Buck, executive Mental Health Foundation of West Michgian, will host a podcast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 25 called "Navigating Mental Health During Quarantine.'' The new podcast is a partnership with the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan and Infinity Podcast. …

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With much of the economy shut down due to the coronavirus outbreak, local businesses are looking for ways to stay afloat, and county business leaders are trying to lend a helping hand.

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As small businesses in Greene and Columbia counties struggle to stay afloat during the COVID-19 crisis, U.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado, D-19, detailed his plans to address the economic fallout.

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As the community feels the wrath of COVID-19, local municipalities are being forced to adjust their services, hours of operations and meeting schedules to abide by executive orders and keep residents safe.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged the state’s congressional lawmakers to reject the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion coronavirus aid package, he said Wednesday, adding the pandemic could leave the state with a revenue shortfall of up to $15 billion.

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File photoU.S. Rep. Antonio Delgado is proposing a legislative package to help small businesses in Greene and Columbia county obtain loans to keep them afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saed Hindash/lehighvalleylive.com/Tribune News ServiceCurbside service — take-out meals delivered to your vehicle — is one way local restaurants are continuing to offer meals.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged New York’s Congressional lawmakers to reject the U.S. Senate’s $2 trillion COVID-19 recovery bill during a press briefing in the state Capitol on Wednesday. The bill would be “terrible” for New York, Cuomo said.

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Courtesy of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office Gov. Andrew Cuomo commended the 6,100 mental health professionals who volunteered to give New Yorkers free emotional support during the required social distancing and isolation during a COVID-19 press briefing in the state Capitol on Wednesday.

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ALBANY — Elections commissioners across the state are calling for a postponement of the primary elections scheduled to take place in late April.

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The organization that oversees state election commissioners is calling for the postponement of the Democratic presidential primary, and for absentee ballots to be more widely available in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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ALBANY — Anticipating a surge in COVID-19 cases, Columbia Memorial Health and other area hospitals outlined their plans to increase hospital bed capacity in the coming months.

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CAIRO — A 28-year-old man was taken to Columbia Memorial Health on Monday after his car struck a county office building in Cairo, according to the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

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NEW YORK — The state started using experimental drugs Tuesday to combat the coronavirus as Gov. Andrew Cuomo implored the federal government to send New York ventilators as the virus peak could hit the state within the next two weeks.

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File photoIn this 2019 file photo, voters in the town of Cairo line up to cast ballots. The state Elections Commissioners Association is appealing to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to postpone the Democratic presidential primary from April 28 to June 23.

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Nora Mishanec/Columbia-Greene Media Representatives from hospitals across New York state gathered at Albany Medical Center on Tuesday to hear plans for coping with an anticipated surge in coronavirus cases in the next two to three weeks.

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ALBANY — As the Twin Counties see ballooning numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a plea to retired health care workers to join the fight against COVID-19.

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With people facing both health and financial repercussions from the coronavirus outbreak, local volunteers and officials are fighting back by helping their neighbors in need.

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HUDSON — Following a trend seen around the country, Cooper’s Daughter Distillery and Cooperage at Olde York Farm, 284 State Route 23, has switched its production from micro-batch spirits to hand sanitizer.

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Lance Wheeler/for Columbia-Greene Media Hudson after school program assistant Michaela Marotta hands student Alayvah Ware two days of breakfasts and lunches as she leaves the program on the last day of school.

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Bill Williams/Columbia-Greene Media Hudson City School District Food Services staff direct to student meal pick-ups.

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Darren McGee/Contributed photoGovernor Andrew Cuomo holds a press briefing Monday to announce he will ask retired health care workers to bolster staff at hospitals around the state to cope with an anticipated surge in coronavirus patients.

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Friday that President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration for New York state as it grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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State parks remain open amid states of emergency and closures throughout New York. The state is also waiving all fees in state, local and county parks.