Lewis County reports 56th COVID case

The additional case “is in isolation at home,” Public Health said in a statement.

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Lewis County reports seven new cases of COVID-19

Lab makes mistake in 5 Jefferson County COVID tests, St. Lawrence County sees no new cases Monday

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Schools can reopen, governor says

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Lewis County COVID-19 cases stay at 49

  Temperature checks will be required if students go back school. So who will do it?

New COVID-19 cases: 12 in Jefferson County, 1 in St. Lawrence

  State officials say they’re looking at ways to reopen gyms safely

  Eastern Equine Encephalitis tests pending for 3 more horses in Jefferson County

Lewis County adds 1 COVID-19 case

  Local lawmakers object to allowing state prison visits

Maximum security prisons in the state started welcoming back visitors Wednesday. Other prisons will allow visitors starting Saturday.

  St. Lawrence Centre mall reopens ... slowly

Under New York's reopening plan, the mall could have opened a few weeks ago but was still waiting for new air filters the state requires.

Church attendees at risk for COVID-19 exposure

Public Health officials in St. Lawrence County say congregants who attended services at the Christian Fellowship Center on Court Street between 10 a.m. an 11 a.m. on Sunday have a potential risk for exposure.

2 new COVID-19 cases reported in tri-county region

There were 2 new cases of coronavirus to report in the tri-county region Wednesday.

Governor’s office clarifies Cuomo’s remarks about COVID-19 tests and students

4 die from COVID-19 in NY Tuesday

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New COVID-19 cases: Jefferson County reports 6, Lewis County 1, St. Lawrence County 0

Samaritan Keep Home trainee tests positive for COVID-19

1 state added to New York’s quarantine list, 2 areas removed

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released the new list Tuesday, which includes 34 states and Puerto Rico.

  Tomorrow’s Health: overprescribing antibiotics, coronavirus testing & breastfeeding after anesthesia

Researchers say they've had some success with a program to reduce the over-prescription of antibiotics for children.

Protections rolled back for nursing homes; health commissioner grilled in Legislature

Nursing homes and hospitals in New York can once again be held liable in lawsuits and criminal prosecutions for care provided to patients not being treated for COVID-19 under a law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday.

  Cuomo: parents will have say in sending children back to school

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Monday that parents will be involved in the decision to send their children to class if schools do indeed reopen this fall.

14 new coronavirus cases reported in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

There are 14 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties over the last 3 days.

Rabies bait drop starts this week

Jefferson County Public Health officials announced that the distribution will be from August 6-10, weather permitting.

Lewis County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases increase to 46

The latest person to contract the virus is in isolation at home.

Parents & teachers need to be ok with schools reopening, Cuomo says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it’s crucial that parents and teachers feel comfortable for schools in New York to open successfully this fall.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties each report 1 new case of COVID-19

Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties each reported 1 news case of COVID-19 on Friday.

  COVID-19 fatality was elderly with underlying conditions, Samaritan officials say

Samaritan Medical Center has issued a statement about the death of a coronavirus patient there, the first COVID-19-related death in Jefferson County.

5 deaths & 644 new cases across New York, state says

Many of New York’s coronavirus-related statistics are the lowest they’ve been since mid-March.

Lewis County records 45th coronavirus case

That 45th case is in isolation at home and is the only positive case in isolation.

Coronavirus testing available for all Akwesasne residents

Akwesasne residents on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border can be tested for the coronavirus.

  Gonorrhea cases on the rise in Jefferson County

Gonorrhea cases are up in the north country and health officials want people to protect themselves.

Little change in Lewis County COVID-19 report

Lewis County marked its 44th confirmed case of the coronavirus on July 22 and the number hasn’t changed since.

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  Don’t cut unemployment boost, Gillibrand says

Since the end of March, Americans on unemployment have had a bump to their weekly paychecks: $600 from the federal government.

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

For the second day in a row, Jefferson County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Cuomo: good news in COVID-19 numbers, but not in state’s coffers

The governor said five people died from COVID-19 on Tuesday and of the 619 people in hospitals, only 76 were on ventilators.

No change in Lewis County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases

Lewis County’s number of positive cases of the coronavirus remains at 44.

Some local schools outline their plans to resume classes

The deadline for New York schools to submit their reopening plans to the state is drawing nearer and some schools are ready to talk about their intentions for the fall.

Tuesday’s COVID-19 cases: 0 in Jefferson County, 1 in St. Lawrence

For the first time in 15 days, Jefferson County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

5 new places added to New York’s quarantine list

Another 3 states, along with Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, have been added to New York's quarantine list.

Impact of no state & local aid in stimulus would be ‘dramatic,' governor says

Right now, there’s no aid to state and local governments in the COVID-19 stimulus package introduced by Senate Republicans Monday.

Lewis County COVID-19 cases stay at 44

There’s been little change in the COVID-19 numbers for Lewis County.

2 more coronavirus cases reported at Akwesasne

That’s in addition to eight new cases reported last week.

  Tomorrow’s Health: plant-based diets, family stress & OTC drug problems

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  Local sheriff says his deputies won’t patrol bars in search of executive order violations

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Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties report 15 new cases of COVID-19

There are 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

State works to prevent coronavirus shortages from happening again

New York’s COVID-19 numbers remain low and while Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that’s his main priority, the state is also looking ahead to the next public health crisis.

No one in coronavirus isolation in Lewis County

Everyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus in Lewis County has recovered.

New York COVID-19 numbers hit new lows

Governor Cuomo says New York State’s COVID-19 numbers continue to show progress, despite jarring spikes throughout the country.

Friday: Jefferson County gets another six COVID cases

The total since the pandemic began now stands at 173.

St. Lawrence County: one new COVID case

That brings the county total since the pandemic began to 251. There are eight active cases, including four people in the hospital.

State issues 37 violations to bars & restaurants downstate

New York is stepping up making sure businesses are complying with laws designed to stem the spread of COVID-19.

North country sales tax revenues rebound in June

Sales tax revenues took a beating when the state’s economy was shut down in April and May because of the coronavirus, but regained strength as businesses started opening up again in June.

No change in Lewis County’s confirmed COVID-19 cases

One person is in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus in Lewis County and 100 are under quarantine.

Akwesasne’s active COVID-19 cases double in 2 days

Late Wednesday, Akwesasne tribal officials announced four new confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Late Thursday, they announced four more.

  COVID & agriculture: ’Dairy farms have been through a nightmare'

COVID-19 is being described as a nightmare by those who deal in agriculture. One farmer lost tens of thousands of dollars in the month of April alone.

  Bassmaster fishing tournament underway with COVID-related changes

It’s full throttle ahead for the anglers of this year’s Bassmaster Elite Tournament. They took off Thursday morning from Clayton and zipped across the water of the St. Lawrence River.

5 test positive for COVID-19 at United Helpers facilities in Canton

Five people at United Helpers facilities in Canton have tested positive for COVID-19.

Worker at Ives Hill Retirement Community tests positive for coronavirus

A staff member at Ives Hill Retirement Community in Watertown has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Samaritan Keep Home worker tests positive for COVID-19 for 3rd time

A worker at Samaritan Keep Home tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties report 6 new COVID-19 cases

There are 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

  Pandemic causes lumber shortage

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shortage in lumber for distributors in the north country.

Party smart, governor tells young people

“This is not the time to fight for your right to party,” the governor said at a coronavirus briefing Thursday.

  Oral surgeon removes student’s wisdom teeth for free

A college student from Copenhagen had her wisdom teeth removed free of charge by a Watertown oral surgeon on Thursday.

Lewis County COVID-19 cases stay at 44

There’s been no change since Wednesday on the number of Lewis County’s confirmed cases of the coronavirus.

Tribal officials report 4 new COVID-19 cases in Akwesasne

Tribal officials report that island camp gatherings almost two weeks ago resulted in doubling Akwesasne’s confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties report 9 new COVID-19 cases

There are 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

  With menu items like ‘Not-cho Governor,’ taverns push back against Cuomo’s executive order

Last week, Governor Cuomo issued an executive order prohibiting customers from just drinking at eateries; they now must order food. So, local businesses are getting creative with new menus.

New York could see ‘COVID ricochet,’ governor says

New York’s numbers in keeping the coronavirus in check are good, Cuomo says, but the virus is “going to be on the upswing in New York sooner or later.”

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9 new coronavirus cases reported in Jefferson, St. Lawrence counties

There are 9 new cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.

State’s shutdown of gyms ‘slowly suffocated’ Watertown fitness center

A Watertown fitness business is filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jefferson County’s sales tax numbers are better than expected

The county brought in more than $8.1 million in April, May, and June.

  River Hospital, others in area take extra precautions due to uptick in COVID cases

An uptick in COVID-19 along the St. Lawrence River has River Hospital in Alexandria Bay suspending visitation. They’re not the only ones in the area taking precautions.

State reaches ‘significant milestone’ in coronavirus deaths

Two people died from COVID-19 in New York state Monday.