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Capital Region economy

The state capitol in Albany
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The governors of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Rhode Island have started a task force to figure out how to re-open society after the coronavirus closures. They did not name any specific dates for re-opening schools or businesses or ending social distance rules that are now in place, but say it will begin in a matter of weeks.

 Index of Consumer Sentiment

A new survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt consumer confidence across New York state a severe blow.

Kevin O’Connor, the Albany County Director of Economic Development, Conservation and Planning, with Albany County Executive Dan McCoy.
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Gearing up for the eventual restart to the economy took center stage at today’s Albany County coronavirus briefing.

COVID-19 was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations across the globe, including in the U.S., according to the CDC.
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New Yorkers say COVID-19 and the resulting "pause" is having a significant impact on their daily lives, according to a new poll.

Office of Senator James Tedisco

Capital Region lawmakers gathered with representatives of several local military bases at the state capitol in Albany Wednesday morning to spotlight the importance of the facilities to the regional economy.