Adirondack Health COVID-19 Testing

Adirondack Health will again offer off-peak hours for testing at Adirondack Medical Center’s COVID-19 clinic in Saranac Lake. Drive-up testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, June 29, and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30, by appointment. The COVID clinic is otherwise open, by appointment, for drive-up testing and sick visits 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The mobile testing clinic will be in the following location: Thursday, July 2 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – L.P. Quinn Elementary School, 294 Hosley Ave., Tupper Lake, NY 12986 To schedule an appointment, please contact your primary care provider or the COVID-19 clinic at 518-897-2462.

Updated IRONMAN Info

Based on the updated mandate from the Village of Lake Placid and Township of North Elba in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon cannot take place in 2020 will return on July 25, 2021.
Additionally, the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid triathlon originally scheduled for September 13 cannot take place in 2020. All registered athletes of the 2020 IRONMAN Lake Placid and IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Placid triathlons will be receiving an email with further information.

Saranac Lake Seeking Help With Infrastructure Project

The Village of Saranac Lake is seeking assistance from residents to help move a planned infrastructure project forward. The sewer line that runs the course of the Lake Street area (between Main St. and Edgewood Rd.) is critical infrastructure that needs to be replaced. Due to the scope of the project, grant funding is needed in order to complete the project in the near future. If a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $920,000 can be used for this project it can be completed 2021. The CDBG program required the municipality to demonstrate that at least 51% of the residents in the project area meet certain income guidelines.

DEC Releases High Peaks Recommendation Report

DEC has released the High Peaks Strategic Planning Advisory Group’s (HPAG) Immediate Action Recommendations Report, Recommendations include Parking Enforcement, Human Waste Management at Trailheads, Education and Messaging
Shuttle and Electric Powered-Shuttles (e-shuttles), Leave No Trace Measures, Trail Assessments, Maintenance, and Funding
Data Collection and Visitor Information. and Limits on Use.

Low Rainfall Means Higher Fire Risk

New Yorkers being urged to practice the utmost safety when burning wood and brush outdoors during recent dry conditions. Although the State’s prohibition on residential brush burning ended in May, fire danger still exists. The majority of the state remains at moderate risk, which means outdoor fires can burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Precipitation in eastern New York and western New England over the last 30 days ranged from 0.50 to 3.50 inches, which is 15 to 90 percent below normal.

Lake Placid Budget Hearing Upcoming

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Lake Placid will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. via GoToMeeting for considering the adoption of the 2020-21 Village Budgets. Dial-in information will be provided on the Lake Placid Village website and Facebook page. A complete copy of the tentative budgets may be found on the Village website at: villageoflakeplacid.ny.gov or you may obtain a copy at the Village Clerk’s Office, 2693 Main Street, Suite 204, Lake Placid, NY 12946.

Jones Wants To See More Businesses Open In Phase III

Assemblyman Billy Jones thinks businesses should be included in Phase III. He issued a statement reading, “While I am encouraged that many regions, including the North Country have been able to reopen with restrictions, this phased reopening left a large gap between previous guidance and what is projected to be covered under Phase IV. “It seems counterproductive to indicate that large box retail stores can open for business, or 150 individuals can attend an outdoor graduation, but businesses who have long standing practices of disinfecting such as fitness centers, malls, or even bowling alleys, cannot open their doors. Further, these businesses aren’t really reflective of the concepts of events included in Phase IV.

ROOST Survey Results On COVID-19

The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) sent out a Resident Sentiment Survey to help better gauge the sentiment of North Country locals with regard to their comfort level in reopening the economy and people moving around again.
After receiving more than 1,000 responses, ROOST found that residents want travelers to have reasonable expectations when they arrive, that most locals are comfortable traveling to neighboring communities, and that increased education and signage regarding social distancing and mask wearing was appreciated. According to respondents, about two-thirds thought it was safe to move around their own and neighboring communities, and 45% said it was safe to welcome visitors back while 33% said it was not.

Hand Sanitizer Hand Out

This upcoming Wednesday, June 24th, the Chamber will be doling out hand sanitizer for businesses in the parking lot of the Saranac Lake Civic Center from 3pm-7pm. It is the state issued hand sanitizer which means that in order to receive the supply, you must read the guidelines and sign the affirmation beforehand. You can find the guidelines and the affirmations for your industry at New York Forward.

The 2020 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid Triathlon Is Happening In August

The 2020 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon has been tentatively rescheduled for August 30, 2020.
The new tentative race date will be fully confirmed once local and New York state officials announce their continued plans for reopening. Following the confirmation of the new race date, we will be reaching out to registered athletes to provide further updates. We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience later this year.