Another death reported at Canton nursing home

North country school districts pivot to all-remote learning

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COVID-19 case closes Canton DMV

‘Green’ is key to post-pandemic recovery, governor says

12th death reported at United Helpers in Canton

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  Morning Checkup: vaccine confusion

  Schumer & Gillibrand pledge push for local government aid

  Schools are closed, but health centers still available

U.S. - Canada border closed for another month

Another death reported at Canton nursing home

Feds increase vaccine eligibility, but not supply, governor says

Akwesasne see COVID-19 spike

Saint Regis Mohawk tribal officials are reporting a spike in positive COVID-19 cases that put them over a milestone of sorts.

Kinney offers COVID-19 vaccine to ages 75 & up

A new stage of COVID-19 vaccinations starts this week and a regional drug store chain says it will have doses available for people age 75 and older.

130 new cases, 1 more death in tri-county region

Here are the north country's COVID-19 stats for Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Sackets Harbor Schools going remote

The Sackets Harbor Central School District is transitioning to fully remote learning.

189 new COVID-19 cases reported in the tri-county region

More cases of UK strain found in New York State

  Cuomo says it will take 14 weeks to vaccinate Phase 1 workers

Another COVID-19 death reported at Canton nursing home

State shifts metrics to avoid close-downs

Hospitals step up COVID-19 vaccine distribution after governor’s threat

  Morning Checkup: maternity care recognition

Samaritan Medical Center has been recognized for providing high-quality, cost-effective maternity care.

COVID-19 finds way into Ogdensburg & Cape Vincent prisons

Each of the north country’s five prisons have at least one inmate who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Colton-Pierrepont students head back to class

In a Facebook post early Wednesday, school officials said, “we are back today for in-person instruction with a few modifications.”

Lewis County General may have to return vaccine doses

Lewis County General is one hospital likely to lose at least some of its vaccine doses.

  Long road ahead for Jefferson County vaccinations

Officials in Jefferson County say vaccinating everyone for COVID-19 is going to be a lengthy process.

  Vaccine supply from feds needs to increase, governor says

New York state’s distribution system will soon outpace the supply of COVID-19 vaccines it’s receiving from the federal government.

COVID-19 case sends students home at Colton-Pierrepont

Students were being released at 11 a.m.

1 COVID-19 death reported at Canton nursing home

A seventh person has died of COVID-19 at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton.

  Tomorrow’s Health: kids & COVID, heart disease & mental health, autism in the genes

Children are not escaping the latest coronavirus surge in the U.S.

Hospitals have to use vaccine allotments by end of week

At a news conference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said some hospitals have used only 15 percent of what they’ve been allocated in the past three weeks, while others have used almost all of it.

2 more die from COVID-19 at United Helpers facilities

United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care facilities in Ogdensburg and Canton each report an additional COVID-19 death since last week.

COVID-19: 97 new cases, 1 more death reported Sunday

These are the north country's COVID-19 stats for January 3, 2021.

  COVID-19 vaccine: When will it be your turn?

As a more infectious strain increases the coronavirus’ deadly threat, federal leaders are sticking to their formula for distributing vaccines in short supply.

  How do you fight COVID-19 at home?

You’ve got COVID-19, and you have symptoms. Your symptoms aren’t too bad so you don’t need to go to the hospital. But what’s the best way to take care of yourself at home? Some of the answers might sound familiar.

COVID-19: 317 new cases and 2 more deaths in the tri-county region

These are the north country's COVID-19 stats for January 2, 2021.

Akwesasne sees COVID-19 surge

Tribal officials say they have a total of 14 active cases and blame the surge on community members leaving their guard down.

SLC Public Health sends out call for help with vaccinations

St. Lawrence County officials are asking for volunteers to help administer COVID-19 vaccinations.

  Making healthy New Year’s resolutions and keeping to them

A lot of people will be making New Year’s resolutions to make healthy changes. Here are some tips to be successful at keeping them.

  Fitness with Jamie: staying motivated

Many people think about their fitness and improving their health as they head into a new year.

2 more die from COVID-19 at Canton nursing home

Two more people have died from COVID-19 at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton

  Morning Checkup: COVID-19 research

Much of the focus of health care professionals during the pandemic has been on treating COVID-19 patients, but others have been working in the background researching the illness.

State eases quarantine rules in line with CDC

Asymptomatic individuals who are exposed to COVID-19 can now end their quarantine after 10 days in New York under new guidance the governor announced Tuesday.

Carthage hospital staff get vaccinated against COVID-19

Staff at Carthage Area Hospital are rolling up their sleeves for a COVID-19 shot.

  Tomorrow’s Health: antibiotics for kids, healthy pregnancies & casual addiction

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with a new policy statement on antibiotics.

  Governor signs extended eviction moratorium

It protects tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic from being evicted.

United Helpers reports first deaths at Canton facility

United Helpers reported on Monday that three people have died from COVID-19 at its Rehabilitation and Care Center in Canton.

State officials puzzled by sudden uptick in COVID-19 positivity

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state’s overall positivity rate went from a seven-day average of 5.9 percent to 8.33 percent on Sunday.

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

These are the north country's COVID-19 stats for Dec. 27, 2020

COVID-19 cases climb, 182 new cases reported in the region

As numbers from the last couple days roll in, COVID-19 numbers climb in the north country.

Your Health: Ontario to enter hard lockdown Saturday

The U.S.- Canadian border is closed to most people, and now, the Province of Ontario will enter a hard lockdown starting Saturday.

22 deaths reported at Ogdensburg nursing home

Two more COVID-19 deaths have been reported at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg.

Cuomo ponders strategies to keep economy open while waiting for full vaccinations

The state has a big challenge ahead, one that Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he plans to address in his State of the State message next month.

Cuomo: feds not taking new COVID-19 strain seriously enough

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is renewing his call for the federal government to take action to halt the spread of a new strain of the coronavirus.

  Morning Checkup: staying healthy during the holidays

It’s hard to stay healthy during the holidays.

First responders in line for COVID-19 shots

Hundreds of firefighters and EMTs in Jefferson County will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 next week.

COVID-19 case closes Ogdensburg DMV office

A positive case of COVID-19 has temporarily closed one of St. Lawrence County’s Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

North country COVID numbers: Lewis County sets new one day record

Lewis County set a single day record for increased COVID cases in the county Tuesday, reporting 26 new cases, while St. Lawrence County added one new death to the toll COVID has taken, and Jefferson County added 57 more cases.

  Tuesday: First COVID vaccines given in Jefferson County

Health care workers at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown are the first in Jefferson County to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

State begins testing for COVID-19 variant found in UK

State health officials are going on an aggressive hunt for any sign that the COVID-19 variant found in the United Kingdom has made it to New York.

Akwesasne receives first COVID-19 vaccine doses

The doses come 280 days after the Akwesasne community declared a state of emergency because of the pandemic.

  Tomorrow’s Health: parents’ concerns, eating disorders & pre-op exercise

Excessive screen time for children tops the list of parents’ concerns during the pandemic.

Cuomo asks airlines to test UK passengers before flying to NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking airlines to require passengers coming to New York to be tested for COVID-19.

20th person dies at Ogdensburg nursing home

The COVID=19 death toll at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg has reached 20.

St. Lawrence County DSS closed due to COVID-19

A St. Lawrence County government building will be closed for a week after a report of a positive case of COVID-19.

  Over 300 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine arrive at Samaritan Medical Center

Hundreds of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived at Watertown’s Samaritan Medical Center.

3 new COVID-19 deaths in the tri-county region

Three more deaths have been reported in the tri-county region as officials update us on the latest COVID-19 numbers.

COVID-19 cases rise, over 3,000 asked to stay home in tri-county region

Over 3,000 people are asked to stay home in the tri-county region as public health departments report their latest COVID-19 numbers

Cuomo says he thinks state will avoid another shutdown

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state needs a new mantra to get through the pandemic, especially during the holiday season: “slow the spread, stop the shutdowns.”

Battling coronavirus, nursing home workers get help from Ogdensburg unions

Employees at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg got a hand from Ogdensburg city employee unions.

Lewis County DMV reopens to public next week

The Lewis County Department of Motor Vehicles is reopening for in-person transactions Monday after being closed for nearly two weeks because of a case of COVID-19.

17th person dies at Ogdensburg nursing home

That’s one more than was reported on Wednesday.

United Helpers expects 1st vaccines in 2 weeks

United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Canton will receive its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine in two weeks.

  Lewis County expects Moderna vaccine shipment next week

The first doses of the highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine are expected arrive at Lewis County Health System late next week.

  Fitness with Jamie: more for the core

Fitness expert Jamie Kalk shows us more exercises for the core that you can do inside.

  Group pushes for higher cigarette taxes in NY

A group of anti-tobacco and public health organizations is pushing for higher taxes on cigarettes in New York.

Hospitals need to enter crisis mode, governor said

As coronavirus cases continue to rise, “hospitals have to shift to crisis management mode,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

Cuomo ‘confident’ Biden will deliver state & local aid

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a mistake to increase taxes to close the state’s budget gap before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

16th person has died at United Helpers in Ogdensburg

Another person has died from COVID-19 at United Helpers Rehabilitation and Senior Care in Ogdensburg.