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Coronavirus

Welcome to the ‘COVID cabin’

SARANAC LAKE — People who got tested for COVID-19 at Adirondack Medical Center within the past two months might have noticed a cozy sight at the drive-thru testing clinic — a rocking chair, bouquets of flowers and a stuffed animal deer head mounted above a fake fireplace. Nurses at ...

How will COVID end? Experts look to past epidemics for clues

NEW YORK — Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the world has seen a dramatic improvement in infections, hospitalizations and death rates in recent weeks, signaling the crisis appears to be winding down. But how will it end? Past epidemics may provide clues. The ends of epidemics ...

PSC will require vaccines, but relax mask requirement

PAUL SMITHS — Paul Smith’s College announced Friday that it will be requiring new and returning students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall 2022 semester. A vaccine mandate was previously instated for all employees of the college at the beginning of the ...

As vaccine demand falls, states are left with huge stockpile

As demand for COVID-19 vaccines collapses in many areas of the U.S., states are scrambling to use stockpiles of doses before they expire and have to be added to the millions that have already gone to waste. From some of the least vaccinated states, like Indiana and North Dakota, to some of the ...

Districts ready for end of mask mandate

Masks at local schools will become optional when classes start on Wednesday, following the lifting of the state mask mandate. The state is now leaving the decision of whether to keep or drop the mask mandate up to county and city governments, but the state has also given individual school ...

Hochul declares end to school mask mandate

ALBANY (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Sunday that the statewide masking requirement in schools will be lifted by March 2. In a briefing held in Albany, the Democrat cited declining COVID-19 cases and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She said ...