Daily COVID-19 Update:
Last updated: January 15th after 3:00 pm
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Visit NY.GOV/Vaccine for detailed information on the COVID-19 vaccine, safety, and distribution.
COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed in phases based on need and risk. NYS is in Phase 1a and Phase 1b of the vaccination program.
To see if you are eligible to get the vaccine, visit: Am I Eligible to Receive the Vaccine?
Vaccination - St. Lawrence County Board of Health/Department of Health
COVID-19 Tools and Handouts
Gym/Fitness Center Inspection Guidance:
Please see the following guidance documents related to gym and fitness center reopening. The guidance documents can also be accessed at the NY Forward Website under phase four industries.
St. Lawrence County Testing Sites:
Testing is being done through St. Lawrence Health System, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, and Clifton-Fine Hospital. Testing is by appointment only. Please call the hotline numbers below if you have symptoms, you are an essential worker, or you feel you should be tested:
- St. Lawrence Health System: 315-261-6240
- Claxton Hepburn Medical Center: 315-713-6655
- Clifton-Fine Hospital: 315-848-8049
- Community Health Center of the North Country: 315-379-8132
Travel Advisory (updated on 11/4/20)
Governor Cuomo has announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travelers to New York to "test out" of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travelers from states that share a common border with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory; however covered travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler Health Form. Essential workers will continue to be exempt as well. The new protocol is effective Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.
For any traveler to New York State from out of state, exempting the states that share a border with New York, the new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 14-day quarantine are below:
For travelers who were in another state for more than 24 hours:
- Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure from that state.
- The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.
- On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
For travelers who were in another state for less than 24 hours:
- The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.
- However, the traveler must fill out our Traveler Health Form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.
Local health departments will validate tests, if necessary, and if a test comes back positive, will issue isolation orders and initiate contact tracing. The local health department must make contact with the state the traveler came from, to ensure contact tracing proceeds there as well. All travelers must continue to fill out our Traveler Health Form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State's robust contact tracing program.
Traveler Health Form:
All travelers coming from designated states must complete the Traveler Health Form upon entering New York. Travelers who leave the airport without completing the form will be subject to a $10,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing and ordered to complete mandatory quarantine. Travelers coming to New York from designated states through other means of transport, such as cases and trainings, must fill out the form online. If a traveler needs assistance in locating the form, the traveler should call the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department for assistance.
For general inquires contact the Hotline: 1-888-364-3065 or Ask a Question.
To file a report of an individual failing to adhere to the quarantine pursuant to the travel guidelines click here or call 1-833-789-0470.
For information regarding exemptions for Essential Workers please go to the Exemptions section of the Travel Advisory Page.
For more information on the travel advisory please go to the New York State COVID-19 Travel Advisory page.
*Individuals may also contact the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department for questions or more information.
File a Complaint
If you are aware of any non-essential gatherings or any non-essential businesses or entities operating in violation of "New York on PAUSE" you may call 1-833-789-0470 or choose from the appropriate complaint below:
To Learn More
Call the New York State Department of Health Hotline at 1-888-364-3065
COVID-19 Question and Answers
What are the time frames and end criteria for isolation and quarantine?
COVID-19 County Update Recorded Calls
Please click on the date below to view the recorded COVID-19 County Update Call.