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Recent COVID-19 news stories posted on North Country Now:
























































St. Lawrence County Kinney Drugs locations to install acrylic shields in pharmacy drop-off, pick-up areas

Ogdensburg city manager urges residents to continue practicing social distancing, praises response

Positive COVID-19 cases up to 13 in St. Lawrence County; 5 cases involve SUNY Potsdam students

First case of coronavirus confirmed in Akwesasne

Positive COVID-19 cases jump to 11 in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence County grocers keeping essential goods flowing with curbside pickup

Attorney general, consumer protection agency warn of coronavirus scams, bogus coronavirus air filters

SUNY Canton and Potsdam postpone commencement due to COVID-19 crisis

Public health confirms COVID-19 cases in Massena, North Lawrence, O'burg, Potsdam, St. Regis Falls

Rep. Stefanik talks about relief funds for small businesses, self-employed on conference call

St. Lawrence County businesses can apply for COVID-19 relief program

National Grid rate increase delayed for North Country customers

Hopkinton food pantry closed

Free food available in Massena

Clarkson University employee tests positive for COVID-19

Ogdensburg city manager addresses rumor about city official contracting COVID-19

Overall unemployment insurance claims increase by over 520% over past year in NY due to COVID-19 pandemic

Digital streaming of Canton-Area Academic Possibilities Expo hosted by St. Mary’s set for April 4

North Country Rep. Walczyk calls on Gov. Cuomo to extend property tax deadline

Take-out business continues in Ogdensburg

St. Lawrence County college presidents, county officials issue statement about returning students

St. Lawrence Health System readies for COVID-19 cases, mental health pros offer strategies for pandemic-related anxiety

St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators to hold video conference meetings until further notice

Canton and Potsdam churches offering streaming sermons and virtual gatherings

Three new COVID-19 cases confirmed in St. Lawrence County

St. Lawrence University employee tests positive for COVID-19

St. Lawrence County launches sheriff's dept. app, opens emergency operations center

Because of COVID crisis, schools & local gov'ts looking at a year of uncertain state aid figures

International shipping continues at Ogdensburg crossing

Potsdam's Big Spoon kitchen changing meal pickup locations

Village of Waddington joins county officials' call for residents to stay home

Temporary closures at some St. Lawrence Health System practices

Steel bridge competition at SUNY Canton canceled

Free meals for kids at Burger King

Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg taking precautions in response to COVID-19 pandemic

St. Lawrence County Free Trader stops publishing due to financial issues caused by coronavirus pandemic

New Hope Community Church in Potsdam hosting online services on Sundays

State reminds SLC residents that unsolicited telemarketing calls during state of emergency are illegal

Rep. Walczyk calls on governor to waive excise tax on small businesses that helped during COVID-19 crisis

Salvation Army USA Eastern Territory to present live streaming worship services Sundays

Hopkinton Food Pantry cancels clothing distribution until further notice

Ogdensburg declares 'state of emergency' sets up emergency operation center

IDA Works with North Country Alliance to Create Covid-19 Emergency Working Capital Loan Program

St. Lawrence County Public Health director: 'Please don't panic,' county has 'processes in place'

Local health officials say person who tested positive was self isolating, urge public to use caution

Public health director, sheriff, county administrator to give Facebook Live COVID-19 see video here

SLC Public Health: 31 quarantined, 130 negative tests in addition to 1 positive

First confirmed COVID-19 case in St. Lawrence County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County providing programs online

New takeout window in Ogdensburg

St. Law. Cty. funeral directors say visitation restrictions are now slightly relaxed

St. Lawrence County chamber hosting virtual conference with congresswoman on small business COVID-19 concerns

Hospice closes their Potsdam center to outside visitors

SUNY Canton offering virtual services for potential and accepted students

Community Health Center of the North Country getting $58,174 toward coronavirus response

Sustainability Day & Green Living Fair rescheduled to Nov. 6 and 7 in Canton

St. Lawrence University postpones in-person commencement

Emmanuel Congregational United Church of Christ in Massena to live stream its services

Canton Village Water and Sewer Department assures residents of water safety during pandemic

Colton Town closes all non-essential offices and departments

Meals distributed to Edwards-Knox students

Public Health update: 30 quarantined, no confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Lawrence County

Depeyster Town Clerk's office now closed

Medical supply donation in Potsdam

St. Lawrence County crafters 'in full force production' of face masks to help with shortage

Massena town, village placing further limits on officials interacting with public; essential services still available

Despite office closures, Norwood officials available by phone to help residents

Ogdensburg City Manager Sarah Purdy to give daily updates on COVID-19 and city services

Free meals for Canton Central students

Curbside pickup service of books, movies at Massena Public Library discontinued

NCNow Survey: 35% of respondents say they are avoiding crowds in response to COVID-19 crisis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection suspends Trusted Traveler Program enrollment center operations

Massena Emergency Operations Center opens as central command for COVID-19 crisis

Massena churches adapt to 'pause' order by hosting services online as live streams

Colton Primary Care not accepting walk-ins

• Still no confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Lawrence County; 195 tested, 21 quarantined

More than 200 students to remain at SUNY campuses in Canton and Potsdam

Massena village researching videoconferencing options for future meetings

Canton village board to host March 30 meeting online

SOAR organization in Potsdam cancels spring semester of classes

St. Lawrence County Public Health: No confirmed COVID-19 cases yet; maintain social distancing in all activities

Massena Town Clerk's Office closed to public until further notice

St. Lawrence Health System suspending some outpatient services in Canton, Potsdam

Clarkson University extends deadline for fall 2020 deposits

St. Lawrence County Funeral Directors Association: No visitations, viewings or funerals due to COVID-19 concerns

1844 House in Potsdam ceases take-out program as state tightens coronavirus restrictions

St. Lawrence County public transit temporarily reduces its service

Many St. Lawrence County banks close lobbies, but keep drive-thrus, ATMS open in response to COVID-19

Drive-up COVID-19 testing now available in Watertown

Northern Credit Union offering COVID-19 ‘financial relief loans’

Sheriff reminds residents of Gov. Cuomo's 'pause' order, 10-point plan

16 quarantined, 174 tested for COVID-19, no postive results in St. Lawrence County

•  No positive COVID-19 tests yet in St. Lawrence County, despite confusion over dated address  

147 tested in St. Lawrence County, no positive results; Cuomo ‘pauses’ all non essential in-office work statewide

Most St. Lawrence County food pantries still open, some with pick-up or drive-thru options

St. Lawrence County Public Transit continues to operate, following cleaning guidelines from CDC

Stefanik calling for halt of U.S. pharmaceutical production in China, urges Trump to ramp up production of PPE

Northern NY Community Foundation to award $50,000 to local agencies for essential COVID-19 needs

• More COVID-19 closures in St. Lawrence County

Easy options exist to broadcast municipal meetings as public barred from entering town halls

Massena DPW worker safety during virus outbreak a concern

Gov. Andrew Cuomo orders 100 percent of non-essential employees to stay home from work

Gouverneur declares state of emergency, police trying to limit in-person contact

Massena Board of Education passes resolutions regarding COVID-19 response

Massena Electric temporarily suspends disconnect activities through April 30 due to COVID-19

Hopktinton shuts down muncipal buildings

Massena school trustee: COVID-19 crisis brings state school aid uncertainty









St. Lawrence County Public Health: Use social distancing to prevent virus spread

Many restaurants still offering take-out, delivery

COVID-19 creating uncertainty for school state aid, says Massena finance chairman

Dollar General stores devoting first hour of opening to senior citizens

St. Lawrence County legislators practice social distancing

Fort Drum employee tests positive for COVID-19

Massena Central distributing Chromebooks to students for remote lessons









Stores limiting purchases of sanitizers, water, toilet paper

Web pages set up promoting restaurant take-out services

Toilet paper sold out at many St. Lawrence County stores as shoppers prepare for COVID-19 threat

Efforts underway to increase COVID-19 testing in St. Lawrence County

Norwood, Richville village elections postponed

Canada closes borders to international travelers, Americans exempted 'at this time'

St. Lawrence County organizations, churches, businesses adjust to changes with cancelations, new services

Schools working to feed students during school closure, but online learning may be difficult

Price Choppers halt 24-hour operation to increase sanitizing, restocking

Local retailers increase sanitizing efforts, work to keep shelves stocked

Nicandri Center in Massena, online programs being offered

Madrid Park Community Building closed, events canceled

Libraries in Potsdam, Canton, Heuvelton to closed due to COVID-19 threat; Children's Museum closes

All St. Lawrence County colleges cancel on-campus classes for all or most of semester

Rensselaer Falls mayor calls on health, education workers to volunteer locally

Bored at home? Potsdam Public Library says read, listen to books online

SUNY Potsdam limiting group events of more than 50 people, commencement decision unknown

Potsdam bans large group gatherings

Shoppers find empty shelves when buying sanitizer, tissues

Town of Potsdam declares state of emergency

Salmon River Central to provide breakfast, lunch to students who receive free meals despite school closures

Events businesses, organizations close, cancel events

Massena, O'burg, N-N, Potsdam schools trying to stay ahead of OVID threat (March 13 story)

Utilities barred from shutting off service due to financial hardship

Ogdensburg Expo, many other events canceled

Hospitals in Potsdam, Massena, Gouverneur encourage preventative measures

Claxton-Hepburn implements visitor restrictions; Lockwood, Dobisky centers closed in Ogdensburg

County census results could be affected

Canton's Peter Rabbit in Park canceled

Canton food pantry to remain open, many other events canceled

Inmate visits banned at county jail

Canton creates special COVID-19 web page

IDA trying to help county businesses during economic slowdown prompted by COVID-19 threat

Rep. Stefanik votes 'yes' on packages to combat coronavirus, support families

Congressional candidates responde to COVID-19 threat