COVID-19 response: North Country support organizations

Organizations around the region are working to compile information and resources for community members and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us at if you'd like to add your organization to this list. 

Chambers of Commerce and Industrial Development Agencies:

Chambers and IDAs are providing critical information for small businesses and ways to support restaurants, shops and other establishments in your community. Check in with your local chamber or county IDA to see what resources they've gathered. If you need help identifying the economic development organization in your county that can assist you, please contact Dani Delaini at

See our list of North Country Chambers of Commerce

Small Business Development Centers:

Your regional SBDC, New York State SBDC and the U.S. Small Business Administration offer information and support for small businesses.

Other regional and rural support organizations:

Organizations throughout the region are addressing current and emerging needs of residents, businesses and communities. Contact local support organizations like the following:

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
LOCUS’ COVID-19 Resource Page
Joint Council for Economic Opportunity of Clinton and Essex Counties (JCEO)
New York State Office for New Americans (NYSONA)
North Country Healthy Heart Network
Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST)
ROOST Resource Toolkit for businesses and community partners 
Rural Development COVID-19 Response, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Tug Hill Commission

Farm Support Programs:

The following organizations offer information, resources and guidance for small farms navigating the COVID-19 crisis:

Adirondack Harvest Special COVID-19 Services
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Small Farms Program
GardenShare COVID-19 Resources
New York Farm Bureau
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
North Country Regional Ag Team (Cornell Cooperative Extension)
Young Farmers Coalition COVID-19 Response

Departments of Health:

New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus updates (including policy updates, guidance, etc.)

Your county department of health can provide information regarding COVID-19, symptoms, testing and treatment, as well as recommendations for employers and workers. 



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