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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 ...

Lake Placid couple have first AMC baby of 2022

SARANAC LAKE — Amelia Elisabeth Favro became the first baby of the new year born at Adirondack Medical Center on Sunday morning, Jan. 2. Her parents, Melissa and Jordan Favro of Lake Placid, said no one was expecting Amelia to have the honor of first baby in 2022. Her due date was on ...

Essex County reports 485 new COVID cases

As the Essex County Health Department Monday, Jan. 3 reported 485 new COVID-19 cases since Dec. 29 -- 386 active cases -- officials also said they are changing the way residents get isolation and quarantine orders. The measure is needed, they said, to keep up with the massive amount of new ...

Fauci: CDC mulling COVID test requirement for asymptomatic

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the COVID-19 omicron variant surges across the United States, top federal health officials are looking to add a negative test along with its five-day isolation restrictions for asymptomatic Americans who catch the coronavirus, the White House's top medical adviser said ...