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Jul 24, 2013

Do you remember smoke-filled bars and restaurants? On July 24, 2013, New Yorkers from around the state will celebrate the 10th Anniversary of New York State’s expanded Clean Indoor Air Act (CIAA), the historic legislation that protects workers...

Jun 27, 2013

Ted Schiele, Planner/Evaluator and Tobacco Control Program Coordinator was recognized recently by the New York State Department of Health in its Public Health Works! campaign.

The Tompkins County Health Department nominated Mr....

Jun 05, 2013

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Friday, June 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.

The Department’s answering service will receive phone calls. If there is an...

May 07, 2013

What are Tompkins County’s greatest health challenges, today and over the next five years? The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) invites the community to weigh in on this question as part of a Community Health Assessment (CHA).

May 06, 2013

Over two hundred people offered their opinions on the taste of water supplied by seven municipal water treatment plants within Tompkins County, with Bolton Point Water System receiving the highest number of favored votes.  The Tompkins County...

May 06, 2013

The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a man at the Ithaca Dog Park at Treman Marina. The bite occurred Sunday, May 5, 2013, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 

The dog was a gray and white pit bull named Georgie,...

Apr 29, 2013

The Tompkins County Division of Environmental Health and the City of Ithaca Water Treatment Plant will be hosting National Drinking Water Week events on Sunday, May 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the...

Apr 26, 2013

Rabies is a fatal neurological disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. Animal bites are the most common method of transmission, but contact with brain or spinal tissues...