Covid-19 Local Updates

From the Hamilton County Public Health Director:

New York State on Pause: 
Please Stay Where You Are

As of March 22, 2020, New York State is practicing the “pause” on most public, personal, and commercial activities in attempt to slow the transmission of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  All non-essential businesses are now closed and residents are asked to remain in their home, with the exception of emergencies, seeking medical care, solitary local exercise, and shopping for food and other necessities. Travel within the United States is not recommended, especially for vulnerable populations, who are more likely to contract the virus. Just to be clear, even if you conclude you are not vulnerable, you are wrong, plus we all have a responsibility for protecting others.

Hamilton County is the least populated county in New York State, with approximately 4,500-year-round residents, most of which are over the age of 65 years. We are experiencing a large influx of travelers into the county to occupy second homes and short-term rentals. Our current healthcare infrastructure is able to care for year-round residents, but we are not equipped for this influx, nor will State resources be available to come north for quite some time.
Escaping to the Adirondacks may seem like an attractive and safe solution to decrease your risk of exposure to COVID-19, however there are several things to consider in terms of health, safety, and your wellbeing. While you may be looking for a way to isolate your family, you also will be isolating them from healthcare and supplies. Most small businesses in Hamilton County are closed, and while our convenience stores are still open to the public, there is a limited supply of food and other necessities.

Hamilton County Public Health and our primary care providers do not have testing kits. We do not have a hospital within the county or a hospital within reasonable travel distance for COVID-19 testing. If you or your family member becomes sick, there will be a delay in healthcare delivery and follow up services.
Hotels are considered essential services and are regulated by NYSDOH for cleanliness and safety.  Airbnb, Vacation Rental by Owner, and other rental sites are not regulated by NYSDOH.  If you are renting out your home through one of these organizations, the risk and responsibility for cleanliness falls on you. We politely request that you remove your short-term rentals from these websites, and refrain from renting during this pandemic. Please understand this is for your protection, plus the protection of anyone who might be entertaining the idea of staying in your rental. Your long term success will be far greater, if the news stories don’t start to revolve around those sickened or trapped without health care in a short term rental unit.
We truly appreciate all you do to stimulate our small communities and economy, and hope that you will take this information into consideration before coming to the Adirondacks during this public health pandemic. Lastly, if for some reason your personal situation absolutely requires you to come here, we ask that you consider the CDC recommendation of self-isolating for 14 days once you arrive. Your health and the health of others depend upon it.
Please contact Hamilton County Public Health at (518) 648-6141 with any questions.

Long Lake & Raquette Lake Businesses remain open for Take – Out! 

From Ali Baba’s We will be open Monday-Saturday 10a-5pm and Sunday 12p-5p. I will also do delivery to Long Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Newcomb. Call 518-955-4451 for delivery.


Long Lake/Raquette Lake Phone Numbers

Posted 3/24 – to add your info/delete or update info please email:
LL Fire Dept                911 or 518-624-3900*
RL Fire Dept                911 or non emergency 315-354-4644
LL Rescue Building       911 or non-emergency 518-624-6661
Dr. Rider                     518-624-2301
LL Town Supervisor     518-624-3001
LL Parks & Rec            518-624-2493* Temporary New Number
LL Transfer Station      518-624-3806* Regular hours. Closed Tuesdays.
LL Highway Dept.        518-624-6933
RL Transfer Station      315-354-4107
LL Town Court             518-624-3761  
LL Post Office              518-624-4567
RL Post Office              315-354-4291
LL Nutrition Site          518-624-5221*
                                 Taking weekly orders. No “day of” requests.                     
Delivery M/W/F Only
LL School                    518-624-2221
RL School                    CLOSED
LL Library                    518-624-3825             Closed. *leave messages
RL Library                    315-354-4005             Closed
Adirondack Hotel          518-624-4700             12-8pm daily, delivery 4-7pm
Ali Baba’s Liquor           518-955-4451             M-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5,
Community Bank-LL      518-624-5161             Lobby Closed. Night Deposit & ATM Open.
Hoss’s                          518-269-6003             Closed. Call Jules if needed.
RL Supply                     315-354-4301             Gas/Fuel
Shaheen’s IGA              518-359-9320
Stewart’s Shops            Open daily 5am – 10pm  Convenience / Gas
LL Food Pantry              Open Sat 9am – 12pm, call to schedule other times.    
St Henry’s Church         518-582-3671             Services suspended
LL Wesleyan Church      518-624-2411             Services broadcast at 10am on Sundays
LL Calvary United Methodist Church     518-648-5302
                                                        Call to sign up for Zoom Virtual Church                   

Hamilton County Public Health         518-648-6497
Community Action Food Pantry        518-648-5911
Open 8 am – 3:30 pm.
Providing curbside list and bring your grocery items
out to your car. Call (518) 648-5911 with any questions. 
Located in Indian Lake

Hamilton County Dept of Social Services  518-648-6131. 
Open and available to accept applications
Monday through Friday from 8-4:30.  Please alert  receptionist if you have traveled to an area with a high concentration of Covid-19, have been around someone being monitored for symptoms or are experiencing respiratory symptoms prior to entering the office.
The Long Lake & Raquette Lake Post Offices remain open.
LL Post Office               518-624-4567
RL Post Office               315-354-4291
If you are considered a Vulnerable Person – Please consider giving your mailbox key to a neighbor if you need to collect your mail at the post office – if that is possible.** 
Please limit trips to Post Office and do not go daily! 
Health Care Centers
Long Lake Medical Center                                518-624-2301
Newcomb Health Center                                  518-582-2991
Town of Webb Health Care Center                    315-369-3960
Indian Lake Health Center                               518-648-5707
Tupper Lake Health Center                              518-359-7000
Adirondack Medical Center                              518-891-4141
Glens Falls Hospital                                        518-926-1000
Law Enforcement
NY State Troopers                                         518-897-2000
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office                     518-548-3113
NYS DEC                                                      518 -897-1200

Sat. March 21, 2020 Updates/Information
Link to Internet Company Info


April Meal Calendar Courtesy of the Warren/Hamilton County Office of the Aging

Link to webiste:
Warren/Hamilton County Meal Information

Long Lake