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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 ...

Essex County Health Dept. reports 1 new COVID death

The Essex County Health Department reported one new death from COVID-19 on Friday, July 30. For the first time ever, the department also reported the total number of people who have gotten COVID-19 post-vaccination. The new death was a person who was not a resident of Essex County but who ...

Hazy days of summer

SARANAC LAKE — This region continues to see the effects of wildfires in Canada and in the western U.S. The air in Saranac Lake was hazy Monday morning, July 26. It smelled like smoke. In the afternoon, the state Department of Environmental Conservation reported “good” air quality at ...

UP CLOSE: Healing hound

LAKE PLACID — Stuck at home at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Saranac Lake native Traci Marie Wagner had only her dog, Maggie, to keep her company. Wagner loved Maggie, a great dane-mastiff. She’d had the dog for 11 years, and it helped her through some of the hardest times ...