On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state's new micro-cluster strategy, intended to focus on COVID-19 hot spots and be more responsive and less disruptive. Right now, the hot spots are located in Brooklyn and Queens and in Rockland and Westchester counties. As part of the micro-cluster strategy, the state has also initiated a COVID Zone Address Lookup. Enter an address anywhere in New York State, and find out if it's in a COVID hot spot. Its greatest usefulness to us here in Columbia County at the moment may be, if contemplating a journey to New York City or other points south, to find out if your destination is in a hot spot.