Officials plan 2-day COVID-19 testing event next week

There’s a mass testing event next week to determine the community spread of COVID-19 during and after the Thanksgiving holiday.

2 more deaths reported at Ogdensburg nursing home

Colton-Pierrepont sends students home because of COVID-19

  Nursing home residents recover in Lewis County

  Tri-county region reports 142 new COVID cases

  North Country gets ready as NY prepares to distribute COVID vaccine

  Fitness with Jamie: working the legs

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State expects first COVID-19 vaccines by middle of December

  Morning Checkup: the importance of quarantining

  COVID-19: 73 new cases, 5 deaths reported Tuesday in tri-county region

Fed’s vaccination plan would leave out vulnerable groups, governor says

COVID-19 breaks out at United Helpers in Canton

  Tomorrow’s Health: cancer survivors, plant-based diets & Alzheimer’s risk

COVID: 5 deaths, 120 new cases, 17 hospitalizations reported Monday in tri-county region

At least 5 COVID-19 deaths were reported Monday in the tri-county region. In addition, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties reported their highest number of COVID-positive tests since the pandemic began.

  Hospitals face new rules to deal with coronavirus surge

As coronavirus cases continue to surge and officials brace for a post-holiday spike, the state has developed a series of strategies to deal with the expected rise in cases.

Canton Central School District going fully remote

Canton Central School District is switching to fully remote learning at least until Thursday, December 3rd.

Indian River Intermediate School pivots to remote learning; staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Indian River Intermediate School (IRIS) is pivoting to remote learning as a staff member had tested positive for COVID-19.

Gouverneur Schools to stick with remote learning

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the tri-county region

Cuomo updates New York as state positivity rate climbs above 4%

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

Bright Beginnings preschool student tests positive for COVID-19

State works to develop winter COVID-19 plan as daily death toll climbs

  What is seasonal affective disorder? A local psychologist explains what it is and how to avoid it

If you’ve been feeling a little down lately, know that you’re not alone. According to a Watertown psychologist, it’s normal this time of year.

High court blocks NY coronavirus limits on houses of worship

The court’s action late Wednesday won’t have any immediate impact since the two groups that sued as a result of the restrictions are no longer subject to them.

  Morning Checkup: COVID-19 guidelines for Thanksgiving

The safest thing to do for Thanksgiving this year is to separate.

Watertown student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Watertown’s Wiley School has tested positive for COVID-19.

Long holiday season could cause sharp spike in COVID-19, governor says

Even by conservative estimates, the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate could quadruple by January.

Jefferson County halts possible exposure alerts

Because of the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, Jefferson County will stop announcing possible exposure locations, such as restaurants and stores.

3 COVID-19 deaths reported in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County’s death toll due to COVID-19 is now up to nine.

  Tomorrow’s Health: alcohol deaths, baby kicks & bone health

Repeated visits to the hospital emergency room for alcohol can increase the risk of death.

‘These are dangerous times,” Cuomo says of COVID-19 hike

If COVID-19 cases continue to increase the next three weeks the way they have the last three, the state’s death toll could reach 100 per day.

Officers who refuse to enforce COVID-19 laws violate constitutional duty, governor says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo took a swipe Monday at law enforcement officers who don’t enforce the state’s COVID-19 laws.

32 new COVID-19 cases to report in the tri-county region

The tri-county region saw 32 new COVID-19 cases Sunday.

  Cuomo: higher COVID-19 case numbers means more restrictions

With Thanksgiving just 4 days away, Governor Andrew Cuomo is issuing yet another warning to New Yorkers that there will be consequences for high numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Jefferson County COVID-19 cases rise, over 1,600 being asked to stay home

Jefferson County Public Health reports 20 new COVID-19 cases Saturday.

Cuomo: New York hits new record high in single-day COVID-19 tests reported

Governor Andrew Cuomo says New York has hit a record high in single-day COVID-19 cases.

St. Lawrence County sees 16 new COVID-19 cases

St. Lawrence County reported 16 new positive COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing their total to 704.

Staff member at Watertown High School tests positive for COVID-19

A Watertown Central High School staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Lewis County confirmed 1 new COVID-19 case

Lewis County saw 1 new positive COVID-19 case Saturday, that individual in isolation at home.

COVID-19: region reports 51 new cases & 22 hospitalizations

The tri-county region reported 51 new cases of COVID-19 Friday. There are now 22 people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

  Sign asks Lowville Walmart to follow mask rules

Lewis County Health System is calling on the local Walmart to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

COVID-19: region reports 1 new death, 74 new cases & 18 hospitalizations

The tri-county region reported another death Thursday from COVID-19. In addition, the North Country saw 74 new cases of the coronavirus.

  When it comes to COVID cases, local officials warn the worst may be yet to come

Local officials are warning the worst may be yet to come. They’re saying a peak in COVID cases could be weeks away - maybe into February.

  Recent spike in local COVID cases traced to sick people showing up for work, officials say

If you feel sick, stay home. Jefferson County officials want the public’s help to stop the spread of COVID and say the recent spike in cases is because people are still going to work even if they have symptoms.

Samaritan: latest COVID death was elderly with ‘underlying health conditions’

As of Thursday, there were four other COVID patients at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, according to the hospital.

Madrid-Waddington has COVID cases, goes remote for grades 6-12 through Thanksgiving

Madrid-Waddington Central School has 2 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and will teach students in grades 6-12 through Thanksgiving.

  Fitness with Jamie: helping your core

Our resident fitness expert. Jamie Kalk, has a low impact routine to help your core using Pilates.

COVID-19: region reports 2 new deaths, 35 new cases & 17 hospitalizations

The tri-county region reported 2 more deaths Wednesday from COVID-19. One was in Jefferson County and the other in Lewis County.

‘Significant presence’ of COVID-19 found in Watertown’s wastewater

Traces of COVID-19 have been detected in all of the wastewater sources in the city of Watertown.

Alexandria Central to return to in-person learning

Students in the Alexandria Central School District will learn remotely for the rest of the week.

  Samaritan Morning Check Up: lung cancer screening

Samaritan Medical Center has a new device which helps doctors screen people for early signs of lung cancer.

  Morning interview: plan for COVID this winter

If you're going to spend time outdoors, dress for safety, wear a mask and carry hand sanitizer.

Tri-county region reports 44 new COVID cases, 23 hospitalizations

The tri-county region reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday. There are now 23 people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

2 new COVID-19 deaths reported in region, 23 people hospitalized

Lewis County reported its first COVID-19 death Monday while St. Lawrence County announced a sixth person died from the virus on Friday. The deaths come as coronavirus cases spike throughout the tri-county region.

24 new COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County

Jefferson County Public Health reports 24 new cases Sunday, bringing their total cases to date to 463.

Lewis County reports five new COVID-19 cases

64 people in Lewis County are in isolation

  More COVID-19 cases and changes, the last 7 days in the north country

It was another busy week here in the north country with COVID-19 still at the forefront.

Jefferson County sees 14 new COVID-19 cases

Jefferson County sees 14 new positive coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

8 new COVID-19 cases in Lewis County

According to Lewis County Public Health, there are 8 new COVID-19 cases in the county this weekend, bringing the total number to 235.

  A flaw in contact tracing? One Copenhagen parent thinks so

Earlier this week, Copenhagen’s middle school moved to fully remote learning after positive COVID-19 cases popped up in the district.

Lewis County issues COVID exposure alerts for 4 businesses

If you were at the businesses on the dates and times listed, public health officials ask that you call 315-376-5108.

Friday’s COVID count for tri-county region: 33 new cases, 22 hospitalizations

The tri-county region reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. There are now 22 people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

  Massena again becomes hotspot for COVID in St. Lawrence County

Massena is once again the hotspot in St. Lawrence County for COVID-19 cases. It’s changing things there fast. Is this what’s ahead for others?

  Lewis County ‘entering new phase’ in battle against COVID

Lewis County is entering a new phase in its battle against COVID-19. Those words were said at a news conference in Lowville Friday.

COVID again halts jury trials, grand juries in New York

Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence Marks, in a memo Friday, spells out that no new criminal or civil jury trials can start “until further notice,” though cases already underway will continue to conclusion.

Drive-up COVID-19 test sites moving in Watertown, Lowville

As of Monday, the site will be at the Samaritan Health and Wellness Plaza at 1575 Washington Street in Watertown.

37 new COVID cases reported in region, 21 hospitalized

The tri-county region reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday. There are now 21 people in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who are hospitalized due to the coronavirus.

  St. Lawrence County residents speak out about rising COVID cases

With COVID cases climbing in St. Lawrence County, we spoke with local residents to see how they’re coping.

  Suffering from COVID fatigue? Here’s what to do

Being stressed, frustrated, and unmotivated right now means you might be dealing with COVID fatigue. We spoke with a north country physician to get advice on how to overcome it.

Potential exposure notices: Meadows Diner in Canton & St. James Thrift Store in Gouverneur

Patrons of a Canton diner may have been exposed to COVID-19 last week.

  Helping the homeless during the holiday season

This month kicks off the 9th Annual Lewis County Youth Bureau’s Christmas Tree initiative.

2 schools announce positive COVID-19 cases

Two Jefferson County schools are reporting COVID-19 cases.

  Cuomo: bars, restaurants, gyms must close at 10 p.m., private gatherings limited

Calling them “main spreaders of COVID,” Governor Andrew Cuomo announced all State Liquor Authority-licensed bars and restaurants must close at 10 p.m. due to COVID-19.

  ‘I’m in shock,’ says restaurant/bar owner about governor’s new COVID rules

"I’m in shock. I’m just in absolute shock, said Paddock Club owner Robert Dalton after he heard Governor Cuomo’s mandate that bars and restaurants must close daily at 10 p.m.

Canton church worshippers may have been exposed to coronavirus

If you worshipped at Calvary Baptist Church of Canton recently, you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Copenhagen middle school students switch to remote learning

With three positive COVID-19 cases at Copenhagen Central School, the district’s middle schoolers will be going to remote learning.

SLU goes to remote learning for rest of week

St. Lawrence University has switched to remote learning for the rest of the week after COVID-19 was found in the wastewater of four dormitories.

  Morning Checkup: 20th annual CMN Radiothon

he 20th annual Radiothon for Children’s Miracle Network at Samaritan Medical Center kicks off today.

St. Lawrence Health System announces visitation restrictions

Visits at Canton-Potsdam, Gouverneur, and Massena hospitals and off-site locations are limited to support people starting today.

  Malware attack hurt county effort to contain COVID

“The malware that infected St. Lawrence Health System really added a kind of chaos that was not expected," said Andrew Williams, president of the St. Lawrence County Health Board.