Assemblyman Billy Jones: The North Country Must Continue to Work Together as COVID-19 Infections Continue to Rise

During the past few weeks, the North Country has experienced an unprecedent number of positive COVID-19 cases. Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay Lake) is calling on people across the North Country to continue to work together to keep our communities safe as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

“From nurses and volunteers working at vaccine and testing clinics to donations to local food banks, it’s been great to see people across the North Country step up to help others in need during the pandemic,” said Assemblyman Jones. “It’s incredibly important that we continue to work together to keep our communities safe as the North Country experiences so many positive COVID-19 cases. I want to encourage everyone to get tested when they feel sick or are exposed, and most importantly, to get vaccinated. I cannot say it enough- the best line of defense we have to prevent overloading and overwhelming our hospitals and our healthcare system is to get vaccinated.”

Earlier this week, Assemblyman Jones posted a public service announcement on his social media platforms that included information about where to get tested and upcoming vaccination clinics and delivered COVID-19 testing kits and PPE supplies to essential workers at grocery stores and convenience stores. Jones also brought testing kits to local nonprofits that work with the North Country’s most vulnerable including the Senior Council of Clinton County, MHAB, St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center, and JCEO.

“I want to make sure that everyone has the information and the resources they need to keep themselves and their loved ones safe,” said Jones. “There is a high demand for COVID-19 home testing kits, and I will continue to work with state and local leaders to bring more to the North Country. But the state recently opened testing sites in Malone, Plattsburgh and Canton and our local health departments and pharmacies continue to provide vaccination and booster shots. There are resources throughout the North Country to help us all get through this so please take advantage of them.”

The Malone testing site is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10am-4pm. Appointments can be made here:

The Plattsburgh testing site is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and appointments can be made here:

The Canton testing site is open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4pm and appointments can be made here:

You may also look for additional testing sites through NYSDOH database here-

Clinton and Franklin Counties continue to host vaccine clinics. Please visit their websites for more information at and