As of May 2022, our area and much of the Northeast is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases. Use the tool below to search current COVID-19 data by county. Our area includes Warren, Washington, Essex and Northern Saratoga Counties in New York.
Though this variant appears to cause more mild symptoms in many people and most people have been vaccinated or acquired some level of natural immunity, we want to continue the hard work we started in 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following simple guidelines like wearing face coverings in crowded public areas, frequently washing our hands and providing easy access to hand sanitizer, and maintaining 6 feet of distance from others when possible.
SEEKING A COVID TEST?
- Free COVID-19 home test kits remain available for the public at Warren County Municipal Center (DMV and Human Services Buildings entrances), town halls around Warren County, our Chamber office and City Hall in the city of Glens Falls .
- This New York State website can help you locate the nearest location for a test: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/
- Warren County Health Services also operates a COVID-19 testing site at Warren County Municipal Center that is in operation weekdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The site is open, by appointment only, to residents of Warren, Washington, Saratoga, Essex and Hamilton counties. Those with questions can call Warren County Health Services at 518-761-6580 or log on to warrencountyny.gov/covidhub.
REPORTING A COVID CASE?
Please report positive home test results remotely via Warren County’s web portal here: warrencountyny.gov/
COVID-19 cases in Warren County are now handled by New York State contact tracers. Warren County residents who have a COVID-19 diagnosis should refer to this website, as county health departments are no longer involved in COVID-19 case investigations: https://coronavirus.health.ny.
Warren County residents should continue to report positive home COVID-19 tests to Warren County Health Services’ online portal at warrencountyny.gov/
Latest from Governor Kathy Hochul:
Effective February 10, the statewide indoor business mask-or-vaccine requirement will be lifted. Mask requirements for schools continue and will be reevaluated in early March.Masking is encouraged for those who make the determination that it will protect them and those close to them…and masks are still required in certain locations and situations including:
- Healthcare facilities
- Correctional facilities
- Childcare facilities
- Homeless shelters
- Bus/train stations
- Air travel
- Government Facilities such as our Adirondacks Welcome Center and Lake George Village Information Center
COVID exposure situations:
- If you test positive and are in isolation amongst other people
- For five days after you leave isolation due to a positive test
- For ten days after contact with a COVID-positive person if you are not fully vaccinated (and boosted, if applicable)
ADK Small Business Resiliency Fund
Is your business struggling with the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic? Whether you need help covering payroll or business expenses, or are looking to upgrade your facilities or purchase new equipment, you may be able to secure an ADK Small Business Resiliency Fund loan to help ease your business through this time. We're thrilled to be working with the Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board to spread the word about these low interest loans that benefit our community.
Who is Eligible?
Small businesses that are located in Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren, Washington, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties in New York State are eligible to apply for loans from the ADK Small Business Resiliency Fund.
Loan amounts range from $25,000 - $150,000. Working capital and fixed asset loans are available. The loans feature 0% interest for the first 12 months, then a 1.9% fixed interest rate for the remaining term. Click here for more loan details
First, click here to learn more about the fund and loan details. If your business qualifies and you're interested in applying, contact Heather Devitt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (315) 866-4671. The loan application deadline is June 1, 2022.
The Lake Champlain - Lake George Regional Planning Board (LCLGRPB) was awarded a $2,940,000 Revolving Loan Fund CARES Act grant in August 2020, which it used to create the ADK Small Business Resiliency Fund. The objective of this fund is to assist small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free Signage Downloads
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Local design firm Sidekick Creative has generously provided a series of free signs for Warren County businesses to print and post to help remind their patrons to keep themselves and those around them safe. Click here for the link.
Each sign features text with all three reminders, so businesses can display all three or just one.
Download a print ready .pdf using the links beneath each image. There are two size options for each image: 8.5x11 and 11x17
Click here to download the signs to use at your business!
As New York State continues to reopen in phases, businesses will need to make sure they are compliant with rules, regulations and policies on informing staff of safety measures. The Business Council has created signs that can be downloaded and used at your businesses. Click the links below for more informaiton.
Social Distancing Signs
'Do Not Enter' Sign