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Health

3 more die of COVID: 2 in Franklin County, 1 in Essex

Both Franklin and Essex counties reported deaths of COVID-19-positive residents on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Franklin County reported two deaths. The county said neither of them was a nursing home resident but did not say where in the county they lived or died. Essex County reported one death at ...

State gives local counties few vaccines

Franklin County just recently started receiving coronavirus vaccines for the first time, and the delivery of doses to Essex County has slowed to a trickle as the state continues to contend with a lack of supply amid overwhelming demand. The Essex County Health Department has requested weekly ...

LP Middle-High School faces more COVID cases

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Middle-High School closed on Jan. 7 after staff members tested positive for COVID-19, and district Superintendent Roger Catania said Tuesday, Jan. 12 that he plans to reopen the school for in-person learning Tuesday, Jan. 19, a day after the Martin Luther King ...

New York details COVID vaccine phases heading into Phase 1b

ALBANY — The state Department of Health this week detailed the COVID-19 vaccine plan as New York continues in Phase 1a and begins to serve the initial groups from Phase 1b. The following information was provided by the DOH online at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov. --- Eligible ...

Staff shortage may slow vaccine rollout

As the number of people eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus grows, staff shortages could be a significant hurdle for the North Country region to overcome in its distribution efforts. Dr. Wouter Rietsema, vice president of population health and information services at Champlain ...

Who gets vaccines first? Second?

(The following information was provided by New York state online at https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov.) New York state will distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in phases based on need and risk. We are currently in Phase 1A. Eligible New Yorkers in Phase 1A are: - High-risk hospital ...