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Signs raise awareness of COVID in Hamilton Co.

This sign is one of many placed throughout Hamilton County. (Provided photo)

Hamilton County Public Health and Nursing Services, Blue Mountain Center and the town of Long Lake collaborated to help create information signage to be distributed throughout Hamilton County. The signs encourage guests to practice physical distancing and mask wearing to help businesses stay open.

Hamilton County continues to see the lowest COVID-19 infection rate in New York state and the North Country region. The signage collaboration was created as an educational campaign for residents and visitors. Hamilton County communities are committed to the safety of everyone while strategically reopening local businesses.

Signage was distributed to all Hamilton County towns and hamlets. This education effort is designed to show cohesive messaging throughout the county to complement the “Politely Adirondack” animal-themed social distancing campaign created by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism.

Funding for the signage was provided by the Blue Mountain Center via a Special and Urgent Needs Fund grant administrated by the Adirondack Foundation, designated for the Hamilton Helps program. Additional funding was provided by the Hamilton County Public Nursing and Health Department as administrated by Dr. Erica Mahoney with the support of Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Chairman William Farber. The blue and white signs were designed by the town of Long Lake’s Parks and Recreation department with distribution by Sawyer Cresap via the Blue Mountain Center.

In addition to signage, Hamilton County Public Nursing and Department of Emergency Services has distributed hand sanitizer stations throughout all the county’s communities.

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