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Quarantine space in Ogdensburg

St. Lawrence County has a place to quarantine up to 40 coronavirus patients, if they need the room to do so. Above is the United Helpers building where the county will house COVID-19 patients who are unable or unwilling to isolate themselves at home. See story for details. Screenshot courtesy of WWNY-tv.

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