Tri-county region reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Monday.

State’s infection rate again dips below 1%

Inspections found nursing home lapses during pandemic

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3 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Jefferson County, 0 in Lewis and St. Lawrence

Indian River staff member tests positive for COVID-19

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State to take lead in making sure vaccine is safe & distributed properly, governor says

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Tri-county region reports 4 new coronavirus cases

State releases COVID-19 update

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State urged to avoid another surge of virus in jails & prisons

Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to improve conditions at prisons and jails ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic.

Tri-county region reports 2 new coronavirus cases

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Tuesday.

5 states added to NY’s quarantine list, now at 34 states & 1 territory

The governor said Tuesday that Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming have been added.

  Tomorrow’s Health: infection risk, middle-age pain, diabetes & dementia

A study at the University of Pennsylvania has discovered a link between the drugs glucocorticoids and increased risk of infection, even at low doses.

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Watertown student tests positive for COVID-19

7 new COVID-19 cases reported across tri-county region

1 New Yorker dies from COVID-19 Sunday

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New York’s COVID-19 numbers continue to hover at low rate

Jefferson County reports 1 new COVID case, 0 in St. Lawrence, Lewis counties

One new case of COVID-19 was reported in the tri-county region Friday. It was in Jefferson County.

SUNY Oswego suspends in-person classes for 2 weeks

SUNY Oswego is hitting the pause button on in-person learning.

State COVID-19 numbers: 10 deaths, .88% infection rate

Nearly 800 people were dying each day from the coronavirus in early April.

Tri-county region reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Thursday.

  Lewis County General Hospital changes name

Lewis County General Hospital has a new logo, a new promise, and a new name. Lewis County Health System CEO Jerry Cayer unveiled the rebranding Thursday.

State’s coronavirus infection rate stays below 1 percent

Three people died in New York from COVID-19 Wednesday as the state passed another day with an infection rate below 1 percent.

Teachers union sues state over school funding

New York’s largest teachers union is suing the state over reductions in school aid.

North country counties continue to take sales tax hits

The tri-county region continues to suffer losses in sales tax revenues because of the economic slowdown from the coronavirus pandemic.

Cuomo aide: NY won’t consider slashing budget until election

The governor’s budget director said Wednesday it’s “premature” for some school districts to have laid off workers.

Potsdam Central reportedly has 1st COVID-19 case

A parent in the district posted on Facebook a message from Potsdam's superintendent saying that there had been a case.

8 new coronavirus cases reported in tri-county region, 2 hospitalized

Eight new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Wednesday.

Remote Watertown students test positive for COVID-19

Superintendent Patti LaBarr says the students who tested positive are studying remotely from home and have not been in any district building.

State extends health enrollment period to Dec. 31.

Uninsured New Yorkers can now apply for health insurance coverage through the end of the year in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

State’s economy can’t open more without risking another outbreak, Cuomo says

The governor said it's too risky to open more businesses because that could put the state back into a crisis situation.

  Morning Checkup: opioid addictions

This year may be Jefferson County’s worst year for fatal overdoses and it’s a problem that’s increasing nationwide.

2 new COVID cases reported in St. Lawrence County, 0 in Jefferson & Lewis

In St. Lawrence County, 2 new cases were confirmed, bringing the county’s total number of cases since the pandemic began to 307.

SUNY Potsdam begins testing all students for COVID-19

The college will test all its students this week and half its students each week after that.

  Tomorrow’s Health: HPV vaccine, too many steroids & baby’s heartbeat

The number of children receiving the vaccine to protect against the human papilloma virus has increased, but still falls short of the national goal of getting 80 percent fully vaccinated.

Tri-county region reports 4 new COVID-19 cases

Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the tri-county region Monday.

State marks 38 days with infection rate below 1%

Of the 63,358 test results reported to the state Sunday, .92 percent were positive.

COVID-19 ‘report card’ for school districts is online

The state’s promised “report card” for schools to list their COVID-19 testing results is now up and running.

Cuomo on COVID-19: “Our numbers continue to reflect the work of New Yorkers"

For more than a month, New York’s COVID-19 numbers have remained steadily low.

No COVID-19 cases reported in tri-county region

No new cases of COVID-19 were reported in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties Friday.

State updates latest COVID-19 statistics

It’s been 35 days straight that the state has had a COVID-19 infection rate below 1 percent.

NY jobless to get $300-per-week boost starting next week

State labor officials say about 2 million will receive the money automatically and another 435,000 have to submit more information to qualify.

Tri-county region reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties Thursday.

  On World Suicide Prevention Day, 7 News weather forecaster shares his story of loss

Thursday is World Suicide Prevention Day. 7 News weather forecaster Kris Hudson lost someone very close to him to suicide. We share his story.

  Teachers make 1st day fun at Watertown’s North Elementary

Some students are back in class for one of the north country’s largest school districts.

NY eases restrictions on visits to assisted living homes

New York is now allowing visitors to see loved ones at assisted living homes that are COVID-free for 14 days.

  Fitness with Jamie: youth fitness during a pandemic

Many phys ed classes are going virtual this year, so fitness expert Jamie Kalk says it’s important for families to make sure their kids are getting enough exercise.

  Gillibrand blasts proposed GOP COVID relief package

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a video press conference Wednesday afternoon to advocate for more COVID relief.

  51 people tested for COVID-19 at special site in Massena

There have been 22 COVID-19 cases in Massena in two weeks, putting more than 150 people at risk. Most of it came as the result of two outbreaks.

5 new coronavirus cases reported in tri-county region

Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties Wednesday.

  Morning Checkup: prostate cancer

The Walker Center for Cancer Care just received a new piece of technology that increases the quality of life for patients getting radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

  Family Health Center introduces new pediatrician

Anchor Makenzie Piatt interviewed Dr. Diane Keating Jones for 7 News This Morning.

  Massena COVID-19 testing site open until 2 p.m.

The state Department of Health and St. Lawrence County Public Health have teamed up for a COVID-19 testing site in Massena today.

  People pin their hopes for normalcy at Lewis Lanes

Lewis Lanes opened for its first league play since shutting down in March.

Massena to hold free COVID-19 testing as cases surge in village

A free COVID-19 testing site will be set up in Massena Wednesday as the number of cases surges in the village. Testing will be held at the Massena Community Center at 60 Beach Street from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6 new COVID cases reported in tri-county region

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis counties Tuesday.

School districts to get ‘report card’ on COVID-19 cases

New York’s dashboard for tracking COVID-19 cases in school districts goes up this week.

  Tomorrow’s Health: cold vs. flu, long-term coronavirus effects & anxiety

The common cold may help prevent you from getting the flu by jumpstarting the body’s antiviral defenses.

State’s coronavirus emergency extended to October as infection rates remain low

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared an emergency because of the coronavirus on March 7 and that declaration has been extended for another month.

States plan for cuts as Congress deadlocks on more virus aid

State budget cuts are mounting and reserve funds are dwindling as governors and lawmakers address declining tax revenue and increased costs caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

SUNY launches COVID-19 Tracker to respond to the virus on campuses

The State University of New York has launched a SUNY-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker Dashboard to help respond to and contain the coronavirus.

Results of Oneonta COVID-19 testing from New York’s state SWAT team are in

COVID-19 numbers across New York State continue to be on the down, however, test results in the City of Oneonta have New York State implementing extra measures.

Cuomo promotes COVID-19 caution heading into Labor Day weekend

For nearly a month, New York State has seen a COVID-19 infection rate below 1%.

  Massena Central School to begin year with remote learning

Officials at Massena Central School District have announced the school year will start remotely.

County issues COVID exposure advisory for patrons of Massena bar & restaurant

If you visited a Massena restaurant and bar last Friday evening, the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department recommends you get tested for COVID-19.

COVID cases by county: 2 in Jefferson, 4 in St. Lawrence, 0 in Lewis

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Friday.

State goes 4 straight weeks with low infection rate

Of the more than 93,000 tests reported to the state Thursday, .92 percent were positive.

Teachers’ union asks counties to make masks mandatory in schools

Now that its plea for statewide action appears to have fallen on deaf ears, a teachers’ union is asking counties to make it mandatory that masks be worn in schools at all times.

  There’s still a need, so Relay For Life goes virtual

It’s a message that cancer doesn’t care about the coronavirus.

  2 Watertown barbershop employees test positive for COVID, county issues public exposure advisory

A Watertown barbershop is closed after 2 employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties report 9 new coronovirus cases

Nine new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties Thursday.

  Man from Constableville describes working in Oneonta urgent care

Chandler Aldrich, from the Lewis County community of Constableville and a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, now works in an urgent care facility in Oneonta. He described what it has been like there with the surge in COVID-19 cases.

  Indoor obstacle course planned at Copenhagen Central School

Copenhagen Central School is getting an indoor obstacle course for elementary students.

State to set up dashboard to track schools’ COVID-19 statistics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a conference call Thursday that the Department of Health will track how many tests are given and how many of them are positive.

Power Authority workers among new north country COVID-19 cases

7 News has learned that several of St. Lawrence County’s new COVID-19 cases were among New York Power Authority workers.