Closures and cancellations due to coronavirus

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Here are all the known closures, cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus in the greater Tri-Lakes area.

This list is a work in progress. If you are involved with an event that has been canceled or postponed and is not listed here, share that news with the community by notifying the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News at news@adirondackdailyenterprise.com or 518-891-2600, ext. 22.

Essex County Board of Elections

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Essex County Board of Elections will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 23. Starting Tuesday, March 24, the office will be open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Voter registration forms and absentee ballot forms are available for download on the county’s website at co.essex.ny.us/wp/board-of-elections.

The BOE can be reached at 518-873-3474 or via email at elections@essexcountyny.gov.

Essex County offices

ELIZABETHTOWN — Until further notice, business hours of the Essex County clerk’s office and Department of Motor Vehicles will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but not all county offices are open.

The county clerk’s Records Room is closed to the public until further notice, although the clerk’s office will remain open with a reduced staff to accept recordings and filings. Except in emergency cases, be prepared to drop off recordings and receive a receipt in the mail.

The Elizabethtown DMV and the county clerk’s pistol permit office are now conducting transactions by appointment only. Call before coming in. The DMV can be reached at 518-873-3620, pistol permits at 518-873-3604. The Ticonderoga DMV is closed until further notice.

Wilmington Community Center

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Community Center is closed to the public but has transitioned to “curbside service.”

Residents who need to access services provided by the town are encouraged to call 518-946-7174 or 518-946-7179.

Wilmington town court will resume on May 10 at 10 a.m. The town landfill is still open regular hours, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Elizabethtown Community Hospital

ELIZABETHTOWN — The University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital will alter operating hours at three of its six community-based health centers in an effort to redirect care teams to its COVID-19 response. Regular business hours at the Crown Point and High Peaks Health Centers, and Saturday hours at the Elizabethtown Community Health Center, will be suspended.

“In an effort to reinforce social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19,” ECH Medical Director for Primary Care Dr. Rob Demuro said in a statement. “We have postponed health center appointments that can be safely delayed, like routine check-ups. This helps protect our patients and allows our providers to focus on our COVID-19 response.”

Until regular operating hours resume, Crown Point and High Peaks Health Center patients can continue to receive care at the Au Sable Forks Health Center, Elizabethtown Community Health Center, Smith House Health Center in Willsboro, or Westport Health Center.

For more information, visit www.ech.org/health-centers.

Village Mercantile

SARANAC LAKE — The Village Mercantile will temporarily close its store at 97 Main St. due to concerns for the well-being of customers and staff arising from the COVID-19 virus. It will, however, continue to serve our customers by phone, email and through villagemerc.com.

The store will maintain a skeleton staff to offer personal shopping assistance to our customers by phone (518-354-8173) or email (terry@community-store.org) with local delivery and curbside pickup options. The phone lines will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and all voice or email messages outside these hours will be responded to as quickly as possible.

A book signing scheduled with Lorraine Duvall has been postponed.


¯ All school districts in New York state until April 20

¯ All businesses deemed “non-essential” by the state, starting Sunday at 8 p.m. A list of businesses that have been deemed essential is available at tinyurl.com/newyorkessentialbusinesses.

¯ Essex County bus service, including the Placid Xpress shuttle in Lake Placid

¯ Inmate visitation at all prisons, state and federal, and Essex and Franklin county jails

¯ Hospital visitations that aren’t deemed medically necessary. Exceptions include visits made by one person to a pediatric patient, or by family members or legal representatives in end-of-life situations.

¯ All Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg

¯ All Episcopal churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Albany

¯ All local Social Security offices

¯ AuSable Forks Free Library

¯ Keene Town Hall

¯ The Birch Store, Keene

¯ The Mountaineer, Keene Valley

¯ True North Yoga, Keene Valley

¯ Keene Valley Massage, Keene Valley

¯ North Elba Town Hall, Lake Placid; including town offices, Lake Placid village offices and town and village courts

¯ Olympic Center, Lake Placid

¯ Olympic Jumping Complex, Lake Placid

¯ Olympic Sports Complex at Mount Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid

¯ Olympic Speedskating Oval, Lake Placid

¯ Lake Placid Public Library

¯ The Bar at the Lake House, Lake Placid

¯ High Peaks Yoga Tree, Lake Placid

¯ The Cabin Grill at the Hotel North Woods, Lake Placid

¯ Barkeater Taxi, Lake Placid

¯ Roomers Nightclub, Lake Placid

¯ The Spa at High Peaks Resort, Lake Placid

¯ Pure Placid’s Main Street storefront, Lake Placid

¯ Best Western Adirondack Inn, Lake Placid

¯ Mirror Lake Inn, Lake Placid

¯ Lake Placid-North Elba History Museum, Lake Placid

¯ The Gallery at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts and Gallery 46 on Main Street, Lake Placid

¯ Adirondack Mountain Club lodging facilities and High Peaks Information Center through April 30

¯ Cornell Cooperative Extension offices, Lewis and Malone

¯ Franklin County offices, Malone

¯ Paul Smith’s College campus, Paul Smiths

¯ Harrietstown Town Hall, Saranac Lake; including town and Saranac Lake village offices, Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center, Franklin County Department of Motor Vehicles office

¯ North Country Community College campuses in Saranac Lake, Malone and Ticonderoga

¯ Saranac Lake Free Library

¯ Grizle-T’s, Saranac Lake

¯ Romano’s Saranac Lanes, Saranac Lake

¯ SLove Health Club, Saranac Lake

¯ Adirondack Artists Guild, Saranac Lake

¯ Saranac Lake Adult Center

¯ Saranac Lake Youth Center

¯ Adirondack Alliance Church, Saranac Lake

¯ Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Saranac Lake

¯ Adirondack Carousel, Saranac Lake

¯ Amanda’s Village Motel, Saranac Lake

¯ NorthWind Fine Arts gallery, Saranac Lake

¯ Saranac Laboratory Museum, Saranac Lake

¯ Tupper Lake Town Hall

¯ Tupper Lake village offices

¯ Tupper Lake Memorial Civic Center

¯ The Wild Center, Tupper Lake

¯ Goff-Nelson Memorial Library, Tupper Lake

¯ The Little Loggers playground in the Tupper Lake Municipal Park is closed. Walking the park paths is still allowed.

¯ Upper Jay Art Center

¯ Whiteface Mountain Ski Center, Wilmington

¯ Whiteface Community Methodist Church and its Riverside Thrift Shop, Wilmington

¯ River View Cafe at High Falls Gorge, Wilmington


¯ All bars and restaurants are only allowed to serve take-out food and drinks, no dining in, per state order.

¯ Lake Placid Baptist Church is posting video of services

¯ Saranac Lake Baptist Church is posting video of services

¯ Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid, is posting video of services

¯ The Saranac Lake Farmers Market is temporarily rebranding itself as the Farmers Park-it. It will still be held every Saturday at the Hotel Saranac, but it is moving to a pre-order, curbside delivery system, starting March 21. Customers can place orders in advance through a Google form at tinyurl.com/farmersparkit. Then they can drive up to the back of the hotel on Academy Street between 10 a.m. and noon Saturday to pick up their orders.

¯ Community Lunchbox in Saranac Lake will go to take-out only starting March 23, every Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to noon at the Parish Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Saranac Lake.

¯ The Lake Placid Price Chopper will close every day between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. to restock shelves. The store will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. exclusively for seniors are considered most vulnerable to COVID-19

¯ All face-to-face interviews for applications and re-certifications at the Franklin County Department of Social Services will be done by telephone through May 15, unless the applicant specifically wishes to have a face-to-face meeting.

¯ The state Adirondack Park Agency will livestream its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday. The full video will be uploaded no later than March 23.

¯ Mountain Lake Academy, a residential school, is transitioning to distance learning, but its on-site foster care program remains operational

Recurring event cancellations:

¯ All high school athletic activities

¯ The First United Methodist Church of Saranac Lake has canceled its Community Supper, held every Wednesday evening in the church hall.

¯ Friday evening in-person Dungeons & Dragons games at the Keene Valley Library

¯ Public programs at Saranac Village at Will Rogers, Saranac Lake

¯ School of Dance at Lake Placid Center for the Arts March 13 through April 17

¯ After-school workshops at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts through April 17.

¯ Adult workshops at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts through April 17.

¯ Adirondack Singers rehearsals

¯ AARP Foundation’s Tax Aide program at the Lake Placid Library

¯ Franklin County Civil Service exams

¯ Historic Saranac Lake events through the end of April

¯ All Cornell Cooperative Extension programs, workshops and 4-H activities, including 4-H Club meetings

One-time event cancellations:

¯ ECAC hockey semifinal and championship games, March 21

¯ USA Bobsled/Skeleton National Championships, March 21

¯ Tupper Lake High School productions of “Into the Woods,” for March 21 and 22

¯ Tri-Lakes Humane Society’s Pins for Paws bowling fundraiser at Romano’s Saranac Lanes, March 21

¯ Dylan Perillo Orchestra March 21 at Long Lake Library

¯ Adirondack Voters for Change’s “The Back Door,” scheduled for March 21 at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake

¯ The New York State Maple Producers’ Association has canceled its annual Maple Weekends, March 21 to 22 and March 28 to 29.

¯ Sunday morning coffee hour at Episcopal Church of St. Luke on March 22 and March 29

¯ International Bobsleigh & Skeleton Federation women’s monobob race and development camp slated from March 23 to April 3

¯ Rotary Club of AuSable Valley and Lake Placid’s joint social at Pourman’s Tap House in Wilmington, March 26

¯ Adirondack Young Life Banquet in Saranac Lake on March 26

¯ The St. Agnes School rummage sale on March 28

¯ Winter 46er gathering/meeting in Lake Placid, March 28

¯ Zonta Club of the Adirondacks’ R.O.S.E. Scholarship Awards Brunch at the Hotel Saranac, Saranac Lake, March 28

¯ Not Too Far From Home Comedy Tour, Raquette River Brewery, Tupper Lake, March 28

¯ USA Luge 2020 Fantasy Camp on March 29 through April 1

¯ Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society’s winter lecture, “The Fools Rushed In: Murray’s Fools” with Ivy Gocker of the Adirondack Experience, April 1

¯ “Life in Synchro” screening at Lake Placid Center for the Arts on April 3

¯ Open house at USA Luge’s new headquarters on Church Street, Lake Placid, on April 4

¯ House of Hamill on April 11 and Empire Rocks on April 17, both at the Upper Jay Art Center

¯ Saranac Lake’s ceremonies for Anzac Day, April 25

¯ Renzi Food Show in Lake Placid, April 28

¯ The Science, Art and Music Fest, April 28 at Paul Smith’s College Visitors Interpretive Center

These entries have been either submitted to the Enterprise by event organizers, gathered online by Enterprise staff or taken from a running list compiled by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism at http://roostadk.com/coronavirus.


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