Public Health Department
80 State Highway 310, Suite #2
Canton, New York 13617-1476

Public Health Director
Dana Olzenak McGuire, PT, PhD

Ph: (315) 386-2325
Fx: (315) 386-2203

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


St. Lawrence County Public Health Department

The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has been serving the county since 1936. We offer a wide variety of health services and programs to county residents, geared toward improving both individual health and well being; and that of the community.

Contact Information
Business Hours: (315) 386-2325
After Hours (On-call Nurse): (315) 454-2363

>>Automated Phone System Option Assistance<<

Contact Person:
Shannon Beldock, Administrative Assistant



Last Updated: May 26th, 2020 at 3:07PM*  

Current COVID-19 Resources and Reopening Guidance:

Reopening Guidance  Face Mask Wearing & Guidance Testing Information & Interpretation
NYS Forward Reopening Guide Cloth Face Covering Information Testing Information 
Business Plan Rubric  How to Wear Cloth Face Coverings Interpreting COVID-19 Test Results 
Guidance for Businesses & Employers Use of Cloth Face Coverings Statewide Antibody Testing FAQ's 
Small Business Development Center 386-7312 Face Covering Do's and Don'ts   
St. Lawrence County IDA 379-9806 Employers / Employees  
SLC Chamber of Commerce 386-4000 General Public St. Lawrence County COVID-19 
Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC 379-9192   St. Lawrence Health System 261-6240
CITEC 286-3778 Cleaning Guidance for Businesses Claxton Hepburn Medical Ctr 713-6655
How to Protect Yourselves and Others Cleaning & Disinfecting Guidance  Clifton Fine Hospital 848-8049
Stay Home When Sick Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool  
Hand Hygiene Houses of Worship Coronavirus Hotline & Help 
NYS Forward Website  Public & Private Facilities NYS Hotline 1-888-364-3065

Schools SLC Public Health 386-2325

Food Manufacturing & Retail St. Lawrence County Service Directory
New York State Dashboard Non-Healthcare Settings Ask a Question 
COVID-19 Tracker (Cases & Testing)  Public Transportation File a Complaint (NYS PAUSE Violation)
Regional Monitoring Dashboard  Retail Stores Worker Protection Information 

DEC List of Cleaning Products  NYS Paid Sick Leave
    Managing Stress & Anxiety 


CLICK HERE for COVID-19 Press Release 3.25.20 - 4.12.20 


 Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Updates


New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Updates 


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Travel

County Municipal Calls 

March 12th, 2020; March 19th, 2020 

March 26th, 2020April 2nd, 2020

April 9th, 2020 April 16th, 2020

April 23rd, 2020April 30th, 2020

May 7th, 2020; May 21, 2020


May 14, 2020 Dashboard

Protect Yourself from COVID-19 and Stop the Spread of Germs 


Outdoor Guidance on how to Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19 


Help Prevent the Spread of Respiratory Diseases like COVID-19


What You Need to Know about COVID-19 


*All Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information last updated: May 26th, 2020 at 3:07PM*

Press Releases 


**Archived Important Health Notifications**


Quarterly Newsletters

Vol.1 Issue 1: Public Health Matters, 2019

Vol. 2 Issue 1: Public Health Matters, January 2020

Mission Statement
To ensure the health, safety and quality of life for all St. Lawrence County residents. The department is dedicated to protecting the health of our community by:

  • Controlling the spread of disease;
  • Promoting healthy choices;
  • Providing timely health information;
  • Promoting the health and development of infants and children;
  • Plan for and help to mitigate any public health emergency.

The department’s philosophy is that prevention is better than a cure, healthy families need healthy environments, safety first must be a way of life, and that people must be empowered to take care of themselves.


FREE Rabies Vaccination Clinic Schedule - 2020 


Take Action to Prevent the Flu 


2019 Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan


Encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, and reverse the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the country. 

The Ogdensburg Walk with a Doc is Postponed. 


Click banner to view Board of Health Minutes



The North Country Health Compass provides data related to population health in our region. They offer resources for community connections, planning, and advocacy.


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