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MVP expands coronavirus coverage

(NEWS10) — Health insurance company MVP is expanding its services in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The provider has announced it will be eliminating all prior authorization requirements for COVID-19 testing and treatment. They will also cover the full cost of testing. Any treatment costs between April 1 and May 31 will be covered. MVP…more

Second Glenville service dog found dead in pond

GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The owner of a missing service dog said the dog was found dead in the same pond her other service dog was found. According to a Facebook post, when scuba divers were first looking for the service dogs, they found Orso but could not find Lucia until Tuesday because she was…more

UAlbany coach launches initiative for cancer patients affected by COVID-19

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — UAlbany basketball coach Will Brown has launched a national initiative to help cancer patients impacted by COVID-19. His Coaches Versus Cancer partnership with the American Cancer Society is aiming to raise $100,000 to help those with cancer in need. “Some of them had lost jobs, lost health insurance, didn’t have money…more

Cuomo gives New York’s Congressional delegates coronavirus legislation marching orders

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo sent a letter on Tuesday to New York’s political leaders and representatives at the federal level. The missive outlines the state’s needs in upcoming national COVID-19 legislation planning. According to the governor and his office, the previous COVID-19 stimulus failed to address New York’s revenue losses and…more

Shelters of Saratoga partners with Holiday Inn to house homeless during pandemic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs will now serve as a temporary shelter for the homeless population in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  Shelters of Saratoga says this solution will allow them to provide a safe space while keeping up with regulations set in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease…more

New York to bankroll private businesses that manufacture coronavirus tests

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday that the state will invest in private companies to speed- and scale-up rapid COVID-19 testing capacity. “You have to have that testing on a scale. You have 19 million people in the State of New York. Just think of how many people you would need…more