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Health

Three new COVID-19 cases in Tupper

TUPPER LAKE — Mayor and Franklin County Legislator Paul Maroun says there are now four confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Tupper Lake, with three new ones this week. He said three individuals came into contact with an Adirondack Health employee, at the local network’s Tupper Lake Health ...

Closing bars to stop coronavirus spread is backed by science

Authorities are closing honky tonks, bars and other drinking establishments in some parts of the U.S. to stem the surge of COVID-19 infections -- a move backed by sound science about risk factors that go beyond wearing or not wearing masks. In the words of one study, it comes down to the ...

Tourism rise isn’t hiking COVID-19 cases so far

LAKE PLACID — The Adirondack Park has seen an uptick in tourism throughout the last few weeks as the region moved through the four phases of reopening its economy, and as it moved from mud season to summer. Essex County public health officials say the steady trickle of tourists hasn’t ...

Adirondack Health COVID-19 testing schedule

SARANAC LAKE — Next week, Adirondack Health will continue to offer off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. Monday and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, by appointment. The COVID clinic is ...

NY adds 8 more states to quarantine list

ALBANY — New York is urging travelers from eight additional states to self-quarantine for 14 days as it awaits a decision on the reopening of indoor dining in New York City. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a Tuesday television interview that he plans to send state police and health and liquor ...

Cuomo: Trump should wear mask and require them in public as well

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday called on President Donald Trump to sign an executive order requiring people to wear a mask in public and to “lead by example” by wearing one himself. “We did it two months ago in this state,” said Cuomo, a Democrat, adding ...

Adirondack Medical Center designated state-sponsored COVID-19 testing site

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Medical Center has been designated a New York state-sponsored COVID-19 testing site, one of six in the North Country region. The designation grants Adirondack Health access to a third-party laboratory service, BioReference, which will process many COVID-19 test ...

Adirondack Health COVID-19 testing schedule this week

SARANAC LAKE — This week, Adirondack Health will again offer off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment. The COVID clinic ...

COVID-19 case reported at Tupper Lake Health Center

TUPPER LAKE — After a Tupper Lake Health Center employee tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, four Adirondack Health employees they work with have been quarantined, other employees there are getting tested for the virus and all appointments are being rescheduled or done remotely. The ...

Hospital expands visiting hours

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Health has lifted some restrictions on hospital visitors, in keeping with updated guidance issued by the New York State Department of Health. Starting Monday, inpatient visitors at Adirondack Medical Center are permitted between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a ...

‘Coming back and biting us’: US sees virus resurgence

HOUSTON — A coronavirus resurgence is wiping out two months of progress in the U.S. and sending infections to dire new levels across the South and West, with administrators and health experts warning Wednesday that politicians and a tired-of-being-cooped-up public are letting a disaster ...

Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits. Previous research has had mixed results and the new studies, published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, can’t prove ...

Hospitals opening to visitors

SARANAC LAKE — Some hospitals around the region are starting to allow visitors again, and Adirondack Medical Center hopes to follow suit starting Monday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that New York state would start to let hospitals — but not nursing homes — admit people to ...

Governor ends daily COVID-19 briefings

ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrapped up a string of more than 100 daily briefings that became appointment viewing around the nation, alternatively informative, grave, jocular and combative, by declaring Friday that New York has “done the impossible” in taming the coronavirus. Cuomo ...

Adirondack Health still testing for COVID-19

SARANAC LAKE — This coming week, Adirondack Health will offer additional off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. on Monday and 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment. The COVID-19 ...

NY hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion

ALBANY — New York hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Hospitals must follow state guidelines, which include time-limits on visits and requiring visitors to wear protective gear, Cuomo said. Visitors also will be subject to symptom and ...

NY hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion

ALBANY — New York hospitals can now allow visitors at their discretion, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. Hospitals must follow state guidelines, which include time-limits on visits and requiring visitors to wear protective gear, Cuomo said. Visitors also will be subject to symptom and ...

Hospital extends hours for COVID-19 tests

SARANAC LAKE — On Tuesday, Adirondack Health will offer extended evening hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from noon to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, by appointment. The mobile testing clinic will be in the ...