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Sep 22, 2016

Now is the time to get a flu vaccination. Flu vaccinations are available many places in the community, including health care provider offices and pharmacies. The TC Health Department is providing flu vaccinations beginning Oct. 4. Call for an...

Sep 16, 2016

Rabies is a fatal neurologic disease that may be transmitted to humans from infected raccoons, bats, skunks, foxes, dogs, cats and other mammals. NYS law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age....

Aug 25, 2016

On August 24, 2016, a bat found on the sidewalk in front of 437 North Geneva Street, near the intersection of Cascadilla Street in the City of Ithaca, was determined to be rabid. If you or your pets have had any contact with this bat, please...

Aug 03, 2016

The Tompkins County Health Department is reminding residents of the continued need for water conservation, despite the rain that’s been received in recent days.

Jul 30, 2016

Tompkins County is urging all residents, businesses and visitors to conserve water. If the current drought conditions do not improve, with the return of students both City of Ithaca and Cornell University water supplies could be inadequate to...

Jul 21, 2016

As a result of the prolonged period of low rainfall, the New York State Department of Conservation has issued a drought “watch” for all of New York State. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, Tompkins County and much of the Finger Lakes are...

Jul 20, 2016

There was a local increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis for the first half of 2016, according to the TCHD.

Jul 13, 2016

We do not have indications that the discolored water and results of recent lead sampling at city facilities are related, but data is being reviewed and additional sampling has been requested