This page acts as a central location for Franklin County's Covid-19 information and guidance. Check back here for regular updates to case statistics, and public communications from county officials. Please use the menu for guidance on specific topics.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

About Booster doses:

You must be 12 or older to receive a Pfizer booster dose and 18 or over to receive a Johnson & Johnson or Moderna booster dose. It is recommended that those who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines should wait at least five months after their second dose before getting a booster. Those who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson are eligible to get a booster two months after their initial dose.

You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

To find vaccination locations near you go to https://www.vaccines.gov/

 To find a COVID testing site near you go to https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you

Vaccination sites will vaccinate individuals 5 and older or 18 and older based on the vaccine they are administering:

  • Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) and Moderna vaccine are approved for those 18 and older.
  • Pfizer is approved for those 5 and older. 

To find COVID-19 vaccination sites near you, please go to vaccines.gov, call your health care provider, or call Franklin County Public Health for assistance with COVID-19 vaccination- 518 481-1710.

Testing

Testing for COVID-19 is an essential tool to slow the spread of the disease.  Get tested when you’re preparing to travel, think you’ve been exposed, feel sick or have symptoms, or just want peace of mind.  It’s important to know for sure so you don’t pass COVID-19 on to others.


Testing sites:

  • Adirondack Health

    Contact - 518 897-2462 or https://www.adirondackhealth.org/covid-testing
    Type: PCR
    Cost: $80 without insurance or testing order.
    Results typically available within 48 hours.

  • Alice Hyde Medical Center

    Contact: 518 483-3000 or https://www.alicehyde.com/COVID-Testing
    Type: PCR
    Cost: A physician's order is required for all COVID tests. All patients appearing for COVID testing should bring their insurance card with them to their appointment. Insurance will be billed at the time of testing.
    Results typically available within 48-72 hours.

  • Kinney Drug Store

    Malone (3400 State Route 11) 518 483-4110, Saranac Lake 518 891-3132 or https://kinneydrugs.com/  
    Type: PCR 
    Cost: Free
    Results within 2-3 days.  

  • Mountain Medical Urgent Care

    Malone 518 521-3322, Saranac Lake 518 897-1000 or https://www.mountainmedical.net/
    Type: PCR and Rapid Cost: Insurance will be billed, price varies by test for uninsured. For travel or event testing - $130 for PCR Rapid or $100 for Rapid Antigen. Results by the end of the day.   

  • Walgreens

    Malone 518 483-9090 or https://www.walgreens.com/
    Type: PCR and Rapid
    Cost: Free
    Results for PCR within 48 hours/Rapid within 2 hours.  

At-home test kits are now available at retail stores and pharmacies. It is important to report a positive COVID-19 result to your local health department. Franklin County residents can report their positive at-home/over the counter test results  by clicking the button below:

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COVID-19 Call Center

For information and assistance, please contact the COVID-19 Call Center at 518-481-1111 or via email at eoccallcenter@franklincony.org. Call Center hours are 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday.  The call center is closed on weekends (Saturday and Sunday), and holidays.


Hyper-Reach Notifications

The Hyper-Reach Notification Service allows citizens to receive notifications in the event of local emergencies or community alerts. To receive this notifications via your cellphone, follow this link.



*Attention*
  

The level of community transmission in Franklin County is HIGH. People are interacting more closely with each other which is allowing the disease to spread more easily throughout our communities. 

All of us - vaccinated and unvaccinated - are empowered to help stop the spread by following the COVID-19 safety guidelines we’ve practiced since the start of this pandemic:

Wear face coverings in all indoor public places,

Continue to wash your hands frequently,

Sanitize high touch areas in your home,

Reduce gathering sizes and visit outdoors whenever possible,

If you feel sick, stay home,

If unvaccinated, please get vaccinated!

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COVID-19 Case Statistics (Last Reported Change: 07/01/2022):

Daily Statistics:**

  • Active Cases: 52
  • New Cases: 13
  • Community Active: 52
  • DOCCS Inmate Active: 0
  • Positivity Rate (06/29): 4.26%*
  • 7-day Average (06/29): 4.69%*
Active Cases By Correctional Facility:
  • Bare Hill Correctional: 0
  • Franklin Correctional: 0
  • Upstate Correctional: 0
  • Franklin County Jail: 0
* Positivity and testing statistics generated from NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker (https://covid19tracker.health.ny.gov)
** Fatality statistics can be viewed at the NYS Department of Health COVID-19 Fatalities Tracker (https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/fatalities-0)
As Of 1/04/2021, only active positive cases for correctional facilities reported directly to the Franklin County Department of Public Health are included in the active case counts and isolation numbers. Breakdowns of verified active cases for each correctional facility are provided for reference.

Franklin County Isolations by Township
A map of Franklin County showing COVID-19 Isolations for each township.

Schools
Go to the NYSDOH COVID-19 Report Card at  https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home to see the number of positive school tests in regions of New York State, school districts, and individual schools.



 

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