COVID Read: Public Health Warning for Barking Dog Saloon /Apply Diligence in Health & Safety Protocols On and Off Campus

Potsdam Faculty, Staff and Students,

St. Lawrence County Health Department is warning of a potential exposure to COVID-19 for customers of the Barking Dog Saloon, 495 West Parishville Road, Potsdam, on Sunday October 25 between 3pm and 4pm.   

Patrons who visited the Barking Dog Saloon during this time have a potential risk of exposure to COVID-19.  If you were present at this location during this time, it is recommended that you be tested for COVID-19 and also monitor how you feel.  

Students should contact the Health Center at 315-268-6633 M-F, 8:00am-4:30pm, afterhours Campus Safety at 315-268-6666 and/or make an appointment at the following public testing sites shown below. In the interim, if you were at this dining establishment as noted above, you need to self-isolate.  

  • St. Lawrence Health System in Potsdam: 315-261-6240
  • Canton Community Health Center in Canton: 315-379-8132
  • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg: 315-713-6655

“It is important to wear a mask when in public, at work, or any time you are with others not part of your own household; practice safe distancing; and wash your hands. Monitor yourself— be aware of how you feel. Stay home if you are sick and stay local,” Public Health said in their exposure warning. If you have questions, please call the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department at 315-386-2325.”

Employees should consult with their own medical provider and/or directly schedule at one of the public testing sites listed above. 

These are the daily screening questions to keep using and to act upon if you answer yes to any of them:

  • Do you currently have a fever (temperature of 100.4°F or greater) without having taken any fever-reducing medications?
  • Have you experienced any of the following COVID-19 related symptoms in the past 14 days: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have you been instructed by a health care professional/public health official/contact tracing app to self-isolate or quarantine?
  • Have you knowingly been in close (within 6 feet) or proximate (same enclosed environment, such as an office, but greater than 6 feet) contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or who has or had symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days?

The screening tools are at these links for the daily Student Health Screening form, and employees can go to These are both ‘quick links’ from the Clarkson intranet page.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend in-person campus activities/classes and get tested.

Kelly Chezum,
VP for External Relations
Restart Communications Lead

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