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Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

June 21, 2021

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New Information:

Positive Cases: 13,209* (lab-confirmed)

Current Lab-Confirmed Positives: 29

New Positives: 1*

Daily Positivity Rate: 0.2%**

7-Day Average Positivity Rate: 0.2%**

Hospitalizations at Ellis: 4 (includes all hospitalizations, regardless of county of residence)***

People Under Investigation Currently Hospitalized at Ellis: 1***

Capital Region Hospital Capacity:

7-Day Rolling Average Total Hospital Beds % Available: 100%****

7-Day Rolling Average ICU Beds % Available: 19%****

Quarantines (potentially exposed): 22

Isolations: 32 (includes lab-confirmed positives, presumed positives and hospitalized positives; see CDC definition below)

Recoveries: 12,735 (includes only lab-confirmed positive recoveries)

Sadly, 161 people who tested positive for COVID-19 have died.

Click here for CDC definitions of isolation and quarantine.

*Information is from NYS COVID-19 Tracker

**Information is from New York Forward website

***Hospitalizations include anyone admitted to Ellis Hospital who has tested positive for COVID-19, not just Schenectady County residents

****Information is from NY Forward Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccine Doses:

Daily number 1st dose vaccines administered by SCPHS (previous 24 hours): 9

Total 1st dose vaccines administered by SCPHS: 16,060

Demographic and other COVID-19 data is available on the Schenectady County Dashboard and Mobile Version

County Offices

Starting on Monday, June 21, 2021, all capacity restrictions, distancing and contact tracing requirements at County offices will cease, with the exception of:

Schenectady County Clerk

  • Distancing and capacity restrictions lifted.
  • Recording Office & Records room: no appointment required
  • Pistol Permits: appointment required, please call 518-388-4225 to schedule
  • Schenectady DMV: appointment required,

797 Broadway: all visitors must wear masks

Schenectady County Public Library System

  • Distancing and capacity restrictions lifted.
  • Visitors no longer need to sign-in.
  • Program rooms can be reserved.

All unvaccinated people individuals wear masks at all County offices.

Excelsior Pass

Excelsior Pass supports a safe reopening of New York by providing a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results. Think of it as a mobile airline boarding pass, but for proving you received a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test. Learn more about the Excelsior Pass at

If you have issues accessing the Excelsior Pass, contact the provider who administered your COVID-19 vaccines. Only the provider who administered the vaccine can update the information for you. 

If Schenectady County Public Health Services administered your vaccines, call (518) 836-2400 Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm for assistance.

County Legislature Meetings

As of June 1, 2021 the Schenectady County Legislature would like to invite members of the public to attend our meetings. We are adhering to COVID-19 protocols and have limited space in the chambers. Secure a space in the meeting by registering for an attendee spot clicking the link below.

Sign up to attend a meeting in person

Members of the public who attend the meeting will enter the County Office Building through the State Street entrance. Only individuals who have signed up in advance and received a confirmation email will be permitted to enter. Seating in the Legislative Chamber is limited and will observe social distancing requirements. All members of the public will be required to wear a mask at all times while in the County Building and Chambers.

If all the available spots are filled we ask that you please submit any comments for privilege of the floor or public hearings through our Public Comment Form and follow the meeting live on our Facebook Page