For more information about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please click here.
If you have questions or concerns COVID-19, please call Samaritan's Resource Line at 315-755-3100, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. 7 days a week.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated April 3, 2020

The novel coronavirus (abbreviated COVID-19) was first detected in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has now been detected around the world in all 50 of the United States. The COVID-19 landscape is rapidly changing and new information is being released daily. Samaritan encourages community members to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NYS Department of Health websites for the latest information.

As of April 3, 2020, there have been 20 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County, and 480 negative test results. Additionally, five (5) individuals confirmed to have COVID-19 have recovered and been discharged from mandatory isolation. Please click here to see cases statewide.

Local Information

COVID-19 Resource Line

If you have questions or concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call Samaritan’s COVID-19 Resource Line at 315-755-3100.

Community Coronavirus Testing Site

The New York State Department of Health has approved Samaritan to open an appointment only, drive-up Testing Site for COVID-19. Click here to learn more.

Samaritan Visitor Restrictions

All of Samaritan’s locations are currently under visitor restrictions. Please click here to see detailed restrictions.

COVID-19 Donation Guidelines

As demand for medical supplies increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, medical providers facing a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields. Many local doctor’s offices, long-term care facilities and hospitals are taking careful inventories, implementing stringent practices to preserve supply, and soliciting donations from community members and businesses. Click here to read our COVID-19 Donation Guidelines.

Samaritan-Related Postponements and Cancellations

Please click here to see a full list Samaritan-related of events affected by COVID-19.

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