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Coronavirus

Officials report low COVID risk ahead of 2023 Games

SARANAC LAKE — Local health officials are optimistic about the currently low level of COVID-19 cases in Essex County — as well as a downward trend in flu and RSV cases after an early onset of the respiratory illnesses — ahead the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Winter World University Games, which ...

Canada dropping COVID border rules Saturday

Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, people entering Canada by plane, train or automobile will no longer face COVID-19 testing or vaccination requirements or restrictions. The Canadian government officially announced on Monday, Sept. 26 that it would drop all COVID-19-related border crossing ...

New COVID boosters arrive for Essex County’s Monday clinics

The Essex County Health Department is offering upgraded booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the department’s vaccine clinics starting on Monday, Sept. 12. The updated boosters, called “bivalent boosters,” add components of recent variants of the ...

New COVID boosters arrive at Essex County clinic today

The Essex County Health Department is offering upgraded booster shots for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at the department’s vaccine clinics starting on Monday, Sept. 12. The updated boosters, called “bivalent boosters,” add components of recent variants of the ...

Health dept. shifts focus to high-risk COVID cases

With the state Department of Health discontinuing its COVID-19 contact tracing Virtual Call Center on Friday, April 29, the Essex County Health Department is now shifting its focus from calling those who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and recording every positive case to concentrating on ...

5 Essex County supervisors get COVID-19

Four Essex County supervisors tested positive for COVID-19 after attending the New York State Association of Counties annual conference in Colonie last week. A fifth, who didn’t attend the conference, is also positive. Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman Shaun Gillilland and Moriah ...