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Health

AMC has highest hospitalization numbers yet for COVID-19

SARANAC LAKE — As of Monday, Oct. 4, there were six people hospitalized with COVID-19 at Adirondack Medical Center, the most people hospitalized at once there in 19 months of the pandemic, according to Adirondack Health spokesperson Matt Scollin. It has been common to have one, two or ...

7 leave Adirondack Health over vaccine rule

SARANAC LAKE — New York’s vaccine mandate went into effect on Monday, Sept. 27 and seven Adirondack Health employees either resigned or were fired. The state Department of Health issued new regulations earlier this month requiring all hospital and nursing home workers in New York state to ...

3 new COVID deaths in Essex, Franklin counties

LAKE PLACID — A resident of the Elderwood of Uihlein nursing home died from a COVID-19 related illness on Monday, Aug. 30, a spokesman for the facility confirmed the following day. Franklin County Public Health and the Essex County Health Department both reported a new death from COVID-19 on ...

Health departments: Take precautions as COVID-19 cases rise

Essex and Franklin counties continue to see a rising number of COVID-19 cases, with Franklin County surpassing 100 active cases this week for the first time since March. Franklin County Public Health issued a public advisory on Tuesday, Aug. 24, urging everyone, regardless of vaccination ...

7 new COVID-19 cases at Elderwood nursing home

LAKE PLACID — Another seven people at Lake Placid’s Elderwood of Uihlein nursing home — six residents and one staff member — have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two weeks, a spokesman confirmed Tuesday, Aug. 24. Altogether, 12 people either living or working inside the ...

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 ...