POTSDAM — COVID-19 has presented challenges that we never could have imagined. Social distancing, wearing masks, and weekly pooled saliva testing have become as familiar to college campuses as late-night visits to the library.
MALONE — In response to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration, Alice Hyde Medical Center is temporarily suspending the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
WATERTOWN — Etosha L. Farmer, who’s been a dietician for more than a decade, believes weight is overlooked as a vanity issue, not a health care issue, especially after a study this week found that nearly 80% of those hospitalized with COVID-19 are either obese or overweight.
ALBANY — Many state Democrats joined Republicans’ cries Friday for an independent investigation into the state’s delay in releasing COVID-19 death data in New York nursing homes and rescinding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s broadened authority lawmakers granted at the start of the pandemic last March.
ALBANY — New Yorkers should anticipate state websites to become overwhelmed this weekend when up to 3 million additional people with underlying conditions become eligible to schedule appointments to receive coronavirus vaccines, officials said.
PLATTSBURGH — Residents who rode the North Country Express, Plattsburgh to Potsdam bus route on January 11, 1, 13, or 14 may have been exposed to COVID-19 according to the Franklin County Board of Health. The bus makes stops in Franklin County in the villages of Chateaugay, Malone, and Brushton.
ALBANY — The state will use thousands of public distribution sites across New York to expedite the COVID-19 vaccine to essential workers, the elderly and eventually the general public as officials expect immunization supply to increase in the coming months.
MALONE – Franklin County on Wednesday reported six new positive cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday. The county currently has 117 known active cases of the virus, following eight recently resolved infections, county officials said. Since the start of the pandemic, Franklin County has sustained eight total deaths due to COVID-19 complications and has recorded 860 cumulative cases. This includes suspected cases, based on symptoms. According to the County Manager’s Office, there are currently 859 residents either quarantining or in isolation. The county’s positivity rate on Tuesday was 9.1%, officials said. The seven-day rolling average was 6.5%.
MALONE — Shortly after 9 a.m. on Monday, 86-year-old Theresa Knapp became the first Alice Center resident to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, beginning a day of voluntary vaccinations for residents and employees at the long-term care facility.
MALONE –– The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County remained stable at 14 on Wednesday after a weekend spike resulting from positive test results at The Alice Center nursing home in Malone and in Akwesasne.