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May 10, 2018

Tompkins County residents in need of a new well or rehabilitation of an existing well are encouraged to apply for low-interest loans through the Water Well Trust.

May 04, 2018

The Tompkins County Immunization Coalition and “Ithaca is Immunized” will screen the award-winning documentary HILLEMAN: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children, on Tues., May 8, 7–9 pm. At Cinemapolis; free and open to the public...

Apr 16, 2018

Member and Community Health Improvement grant from Excellus BlueCross BlueShield awarded to improve childhood lead testing rates for the years 2018-2020.

Feb 26, 2018

A dog that bit a person at the Ithaca Dog Park off of Taughannock Boulevard in Ithaca must be located. The bite occurred Sun., Feb. 25, between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m.

Feb 22, 2018

A cat bit a person on South St between School House and Whig in the Village of Trumansburg, on Wed., Feb. 21, around 11:30 p.m. The cat must be located to rule out the risk of rabies infection.

Feb 09, 2018

Similar to statewide trends, Tompkins County is seeing an increase in flu this season. The Health Department is urging residents to get their flu shot to slow down and stop the spread of the flu virus.

Jan 05, 2018
Dec 04, 2017

Infants are particularly at risk from older siblings, parents, or caregivers who may be carrying the bacteria.