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4/25/2024: The Bridge to Wellness Coalition and St. Lawrence County Public Health Department Hosting May the 4th Wellness Event

4/15/2024: St. Lawrence County Public Health to hold Overdose Prevention Event

4/1/2024: Transition Triumph Event

3/27/2024: April is National County Government Month

3/11/2024: 2024 Rabies Clinic Schedule

3/5/2024: Public Health Community Distribution Event

2/23/2024: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Hosting Free Concussion Outreach Prevention Education



12/22/2023: Respiratory Illnesses Increase

11/1/2023: FDA advises Parents and Caregivers Not to Buy or Feed WanaBana Apple
Cinnamon Fruit Puree Pouches to Toddlers and Young Children Because of Elevated Lead

8/31/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Advises Residents on Current Guidelines As COVID-19 Cases Rise

8/30/2023: Overdose Awareness Day

8/29/2023: 3rd Horse identified with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in St. Lawrence County

8/18/2023: 2nd Horse identified with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in St. Lawrence County

8/18/2023: The Risks of Marijuana Edibles in Children

8/2/2023: Horse identified with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in St. Lawrence County

7/18/2023: Back-to-School Immunizations

7/7/2023: Marijuana & Teens

5/25/2023: Overdose Spike Alert

5/10/2023: End of COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) Declaration

4/27/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Department warns the Public of an Increase in Overdoses

4/19/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Department shares information for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

03/24/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Department offers another free lead renovator course

3/8/2023: St. Lawrence County warns of the dangers of Xylazine found in street drugs

2/13/2023: NYS Drops Masking Requirements in Healthcare Facilities

2/8/2023: Understanding Recent Guidelines for Lead in Baby Food

2/3/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Shifts How to Make COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment

1/19/2023:  CDC Recommends Updated (Bivalent) COVID-19 Vaccines for Children under 5 years old

1/10/2023: St. Lawrence County Public Health Reminds Residents to Take Precautions to Protect Themselves Against a New Variant


12/14/2022:  Triple Threat Comes to St. Lawrence County: How You Can Protect Your Family This Holiday Season

12/7/2022: Lead and Holiday Toys

12/2/2022: Housing and Urban Development Lead Hazard Grant (HUD)

10/17/2022: Carbon Monoxide Hauntings: St. Lawrence County Public Health urges homeowners to ensure their homes are safe from carbon monoxide leaks

10/14/2022: Monkeypox: Services No Longer Require Parental Consent for Minors

10/5/2022: Monkeypox: Prevention and Vaccination

9/26/2022: Protect Yourself from Tickborne Disease this Hunting Season

9/14/2022: COVID-19 State of Emergency Ends - SLCPH Encourages Residents to Know Their Risk

9/12/2022: Critter Proofing Your Home

8/30/2022: Overdose Prevention Awareness Day

8/17/2022: Maintaining Your Septic Systems

8/15/2022: Free COVID-19 Home Test Kits and N-95 Masks Available at St. Lawrence County

8/1/22: Monkeypox: Overview, Symptoms, and Precautions

7/19/22: COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Reminders

7/12/2022: First Case of Orthopoxvirus/Monkeypox in St. Lawrence County - No Risk to County Residents

7/11/2022: First Raccoon to Test Positive for Rabies in 2022 in St. Lawrence County

7/7/2022: Tips for DIY Lead-Safe Renovations

6/9/2022: St. Lawrence County Public Health Tips for Lead-Safe Gardening

6/2/2022: Everyone 5+ Should Receive a COVID-19 Booster Dose

5/23/2022: Influenza Surveillance Extended - Until Cases Decrease 

5/19/2022: Tips for Dealing with Ticks

5/6/2022: Well Water Safety Tips

4/28/2022: NYSDOH Ending COVID-19 Case Investigating Program Thursday, April 28th

4/27/2022: National DEA Medication Take Back Day

4/01/2022: National Public Health Week April 4 - 10

3/31/2022: What to Do If You Find A Syringe in Public

3/23/2022: Protect your Home from Mold

3/18/2022: Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council (LEICC) Meeting - April 5th 

3/11/2022: Public Health Officials Call for Increased Funding for Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

3/10/2022: March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

2/14/2022: February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

1/21/2022: St. Lawrence County Public Health Updates COVID-19 Contact Tracing Process


12/13/2021: St. Lawrence County Public Health Urges Community to Get Flu Vaccine

11/22/2021: NYSACHO Recognizes National Public Health “Thank You” Day

11/12/2021: St. Lawrence County Public Health Department launches #VAXTOSTAY COVID-19 vaccination clinics

11/04/2021: St. Lawrence County Public Health Department starts Pfizer clinics for children ages 5-11

10/22/2021: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is October 24th - October 30th

10/21/2021: County Health Leaders Provide Testimony to Joint Senate Task Force on Opioids, Addiction and Overdose Prevention

10/13/2021: Governor Hochul Announces 21 New #VAXTOSCHOOL Pop-up Sites

08/02/2021: It's National Immunization Awareness Month! Is Your Family Up to Date on Vaccines?

07/20/2021: Former BMX Pro coming to Ogdensburg to share his story of recovery

05/21/2021: Public Health Department Rabies Program

4/23/2021: National Infant Immunization Week 2021 

04/13/2021: CDC & FDA Recommendation to Pause Use of J&J Vaccine

04/1/2021: National Public Health Week (April 5 - April 11)

02/12/2021: Comorbidities & Underlying Conditions Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

01/30/2021: Guidance for Higher Risk Sports 


10/10/2020: Notice of Potential Exposure: Park Bros. - Potsdam 

10/10/2020: Notice of Potential Exposure: Hometown Cafe - Madrid 

09/14/202: Flu and COVID-19

09/09/2020: September 15th Rabies Clinic 

09/08/2020: Rise in COVID-19 Cases: Testing Offered for Those Potentially Exposed 

08/13/2020: Horse Identified with Eastern Equine Encephalitis in St. Lawrence County 

08/26/2020: Strong Collaboration with Four Area Colleges for Safe Reopening 

08/22/2020: Public Health Inspects Gyms and Fitness Centers for Reopening

08/19/2020: National Immunization Awareness Month 2020

08/07/2020: Upcoming Free Rabies Clinics

08/06/2020: Notice of Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Christian Fellowship Center in Canton 

08/06/2020: St. Lawrence County Wear a Mask Campaign Follow-up #RestartSTLC

08/03/2020: NOTICE: Oral Rabies Bait Drop August 2nd - 27th, 2020 

07/22/2020: Traveling Back to St. Lawrence County? Here's What You Should Know 

07/14/2020: Notice of Potential COVID-19 Exposure at 1/2 Ton's Bar and Grill

07/07/2020: July Rabies Clinics Postponed

07/01/2020: Stay Food Safe this July 4th

06/26/2020: Follow Safety Measures as St. Lawrence County Enters Phase 4

06/25/2020: Wear a Mask Campaign 

06/12/2020: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Rabies

06/03/2020: Prevent Tick Bites

03/09/2020: St. Lawrence Public Health Encourages Residents to Prepare for the Possibility of Community Spread of COVID-19

03/09/2020: Join St. Lawrence County Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention for a special presentation on Monday, March 23, 2020

03/04/2020: Keep St. Lawrence County Free from Rabies

03/24/2020: Free Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certification Course

02/18/2020: Walk with a Doc in Massena at St. Lawrence Centre Mall

02/11/2020: St. Lawrence Public Health Department Educates Public on 2019 Novel Coronavirus

02/03/2020: St. Lawrence County Partners 4 Substance Use Prevention meets Friday, February 14th

01/31/2020: First Free Rabies Clinic of 2020 to be held in Canton


11/27/2019: National Influenza Week 

11/15/19: Thanksgiving Food Safety Tips 

10/18/19: National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 

9/23/19: Preptember: The Readiest Time of the Year

9/20/19: SLC Board of Health Issues Advisory on Vaping & E-Cigarette Use

8/22/19: Avoid Algae Blooms on Black Lake

8/6/19: National Immunization Awareness Month

7/1/19: Tips to Prevent Drownings

6/20/19: Sun Safety

5/15/19: Tick Prevention 

4/24/19: National Infant Immunization Week 

4/10/19: Take Preventive Actions to Fight the Flu 

3/29/19: National Public Health Week 

3/18/19: National Nutrition Month

2/22/19: Flu Cases on the Rise 

2/19/19: Heart Disease Awareness Month

1/25/19: Walk with a Doc 2019 Schedule

1/16/19: Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


11/28/18 - National Influenza Vaccination Week Press Release

11/14/18- Diabetes Awareness Month Press Release 

10/18/18- Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Press Release

9/24/18- September is Emergency Preparedness Month- Press Release

8/23/18- Found a Bat in your Home? Here's what do: Press Release

8/10/18- Avoid Algae Blooms on Black Lake 

7/19/18- Sun Safety Press Release

6/8/18- "Walk with a Doc" Program Startup News Release

5/23/18- Tick Education Press Release

2/20/18- Ogdensburg Intra-City Shuttle with stops at the Community Health Center

2/9/18- NY Governor Executive Order Expanding Access to Immunize Children Against Seasonal Influenza

1/25/18- OHCC on Carbon Monoxide Precaution


10/06/17- West Nile Virus Identified in Massena Horse 

9/8/17- West Nile Virus Identified in Stockholm Alpaca

8/30/17 - Avoid Algae Blooms on Black Lake 

5/13/17- Blood Drive on June 21 11-4pm

3/28/17- Blood Drive on April 17 11-4pm

3/7/17- Rabid Fox Identified in Fine

2/16/17- Free Lead Testing Pilot Program

2/13/17- Rabid Raccoon Identified in Gouverneur


12/5/2016- Early Intervention Service Provider Posting

10/24/16- National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

9/26/16- Rabid Raccoon Identified in Gouverneur

9/12/16- West Nile Virus Identified in Lisbon Horse