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Starting Dec. 21, returning Canadians who have come to the U.S. will once again need a negative PCR test even if they have visited for less than 72 hours.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Facing a winter surge in COVID-19 infections, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday that masks will be required in all indoor public places unless the businesses or venues implement a vaccine requirement.

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Doc pleads with public to get vaccinated, respect safety procedures when visiting hospital

ALBANY — With COVID vaccines expected to be available soon for children ages 5 through 11, Gov. Kathy Hochul predicted Monday that health providers will face "a crush of interest" as parents plan to get their children immunized.

Local agencies await state recommendations on Moderna, J&J boosters and connect with pediatric providers about vaccinating children ages 5 to 11.

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Trailblazing general leaves behind mixed legacy of service, scandal

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Impact of allowing fully vaccinated Canadians into the United States on local businesses, airport a win-win for everybody, local legislator says.

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PLATTSBURGH — The North Country was treated to exciting news late Tuesday night as word spread that the Canadian border will reopen to non-essential traffic soon.

Local health depts share breakdowns of September cases by age, vaccination status

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ALBANY (AP) — Some hospitals and nursing homes in New York began removing workers Monday for failing to meet a state-mandated deadline to get a COVID-19 vaccine as Gov. Kathy Hochul pleaded with holdouts to get 11th-hour inoculations.

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday.

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