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Mental Health & Counseling Resources:

The North Country Chamber of Commerce knows these are challenging times. NYS has an Emotional Support Line to provide free and confidential support, helping callers who are experiencing increased anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency. The Help Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals, who have received training in crisis counseling. Call 1-844-863-9314 for help or to chat. 

New York Sate Department of Health's Mental Health Resources.

Family Needs:

TELE-Services: Need medical attention, but don't want to go out?

Lucky for you, most insurance plans are offering telemedicine benefits for their clients to take advantage of.  Go to your insurance company's website, create an account (if you don't have one already) and use the telemedicine feature to speak to a doctor!
If your insurance company is listed below, click to find an informational flyer on their virtual medicine opportunities:

Citizen AdvocatesResidents in northern New York can contact a Citizen Advocates Behavioral Health Clinic at a location nearest to them for tele-mental health services

  • Malone: 518-483-3261
  • Saranac Lake: 518-891-5535
  • Massena: 315-764-8076

Individuals in crisis can utilize the Crisis & Recovery Center, 24/7, by calling 518-483-3261.

Guidance on Requiring Face Coverings for Employees

For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense, such face coverings for their employees. This provision may be enforced by local governments or local law enforcement as if it were an order pursuant to section 12 or 12-b of the Public Health Law. 

This requirement shall be effective Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.  

Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)” website for information on cloth face covers and other types of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions on use and cleaning. 

For full guidance and clarification from the Department of Health, click here.

To read the Executive Order, click here.

For more information on other Coronavirus related issues, visit our home page HERE.

Have questions? Let us know! Email us and we will do our best to find the answer.


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