On this week’s Gazette: New York Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett has tested positive for COVID-19. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement in a Monday briefing that also documented the worsening situation in the state as the omicron variant spreads. Our political observer Alan Chartock discusses his conversation with Albany County DA David Soares about bail reform. Also, we’ll report on a new business survey, which finds Capital Region employers will keep hiring in the new year.
Photo courtesy of Mary Bassett’s official Twitter.