Albany city officials are encouraging the attendees at an unauthorized dance competition hosted Saturday at the Arbor Hill Sports Complex to get tested for potential COVID-19 infection.
Reports indicate the event may have turned out as many as 1,500 people, including some who traveled from New York City, according to a press release from Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s office.
The release called the dance/step competition “a higher-risk sporting activity” and urged anyone in attendance to get tested.
“Given the nature of the activity that took place and the risk associated with being present at this type of event, the City of Albany, in consultation with the Albany County Health Department, urges anyone who attended this event to be tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible,” according to the release.
The release said tests are available by appointment at the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center on Monday and Friday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. by calling 518-465-4771. Appointments could also be made for the community testing site at the University at Albany by calling 888-364-3065.