St. Lawrence County officials announce three additional positive COVID-19 tests
CANTON, N.Y. (March 27, 2020) – St. Lawrence County Public Health Department today confirmed two new positive test results for Coronavirus (COVID-19) within St. Lawrence County, bringing the county total to six cases. All confirmed cases are individuals residing in St. Lawrence County, and they are currently in mandatory isolation at home.
The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department is monitoring these individuals twice daily and contacting those who may have been in contact with these individuals through an extensive interview to determine whether quarantine and/or testing may be required.
St. Lawrence County now has community spread of COVID-19. Current cases have been identified from Massena, North Lawrence, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, and St. Regis Falls.
Officials are asking the public to not panic, as they are doing everything they can to protect the health of our communities.
With six confirmed cases, officials ask the public’s help in following these recommendations to stay healthy:
- STAY HOME! Travel only for essential needs: medical, groceries, and employment. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others.
- Regularly self-monitor your own symptoms. Be on alert if you have a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- Contact your provider if you need medical care; call ahead so they are ready for you.
- Separate yourself from others (self-isolate) by using a separate bedroom and bathroom and avoid sharing all personal items if you:
o have symptoms of fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath;
o have been tested for COVID-19; or
o have traveled back from an area within New York state with significant numbers of confirmed cases.
If you have recently returned from travel and have questions on whether you should self-isolate, contact the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department at (315) 244-4542.
Meanwhile, if you have additional questions regarding COVID-19, contact the St. Lawrence County COVID-19 Call Center at (315) 229-3970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The COVID-19 Call Center is open daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at this time. The St. Lawrence County Public Health Department also has updated information on its website at www.stlawco.org/departments/publichealth.
(St. Lawrence County Public Health Department)