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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 ...

AMC resumes patient visitation

SARANAC LAKE — Visitation hours at Adirondack Medical Center were reinstated Tuesday morning, Feb. 22, with some limitations. The Adirondack Health-run hospital is allowing one visitor per patient to visit between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., and between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. “The one visitor ...

Essex County officials outline new process to keep up with omicron surge

ELIZABETHTOWN — On Monday, Jan. 3, the Essex County Health Department announced the addition of a “self-serve” isolation and quarantine option, now available on the ECHD website at www.co.essex.ny.us/Health/covid-19-information-and-resources/. Meanwhile, health officials Wednesday, ...

Home COVID tests to be covered by insurers starting Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. The Biden administration announced the change Monday as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising ...

COVID slaps SLP boys hockey team

LAKE PLACID — With COVID-19 cases across New York state on the rise, the merged Saranac Lake Placid boys high school hockey squad became the latest team to be forced into a postponement. The SLP boys were originally slated to face off against Massena Central on Friday, but after multiple ...