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Coronavirus

Towns requiring masks at offices

As the number of people testing positive for COVID-19 each day in Essex and Franklin counties continues to rise, some local governments are adjusting their policies on mask-wearing to adhere to guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC issued new guidance ...

Adirondack Health to reinstate visitor limitations next week

SARANAC LAKE — Beginning next week, Adirondack Health will limit hospital visitation to one designated visitor per patient, as COVID-19 positivity rates continue to increase in Franklin and Essex counties. One designated visitor per patient at Adirondack Medical Center is permitted ...

5 test positive for COVID-19 at Elderwood of Uihlein

LAKE PLACID — Three staff members and two residents of Lake Placid’s Elderwood of Uihlein nursing home had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, Aug. 10. All five of those people are now recovering, a spokesman for Elderwood confirmed Tuesday. The nursing home is temporarily closed ...

Adirondack Health requires COVID tests for patients

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health will again require COVID-19 tests, regardless of vaccination status, for all inpatients and those undergoing elective surgical procedures. The nonprofit health network, which operates Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Medical Center, Lake Placid’s Health and ...

Adirondack Health requiring COVID-19 tests for all patients

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health will again require COVID-19 tests, regardless of vaccination status, for all inpatients and those undergoing elective surgical procedures. The nonprofit health network, which operates Saranac Lake’s Adirondack Medical Center, Lake Placid’s Health and ...

What to know about the Delta variant

More than half of adults living in Essex County are vaccinated against COVID-19, but with the highly infectious Delta variant now the dominant strain of the virus in the U.S., local health officials say more residents need to get vaccinated to help curb the spread of the variant and end the ...