Albany County delivers 5,000 N95 masks to health workers

WNYT Staff
Updated: March 21, 2020 06:08 PM
Created: March 21, 2020 03:31 PM

Albany County has now given 5,000 critical N95 masks to EMS and hospital workers who need them most.


County Executive Dan McCoy and Health Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth Whalen made the announcement on Saturday morning. However, they also say they need many more supplies.

They say there are now 89 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Albany County. There are also 386 people under mandatory quarantine and 571 people under precautionary quarantine.

For any questions regarding coronavirus, you can call 2-1-1 or the State Department of Health's hotline (888) 364-3065.

Anyone willing to volunteer with the Albany County Medical Reserve Corps can call the MRC Coordinator at (518) 447-4610.

There is also a mental health line available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone needing it – (518) 269-6634. For a psychiatric emergency, you can call the Albany County Mobile Crisis Team at (518) 549–6500.

Finally, the people at Shaker Place Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility can't have visitors right now. If you or your kids want to send them an e-card, you can email

WEB EXTRA: Albany County coronavirus update: 03/21/2020

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