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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

Jun 27, 2016

Summer brings gardening, hiking, and outside gatherings! So it's time to take steps to prevent tick bites and Lyme Disease! The time for greatest concern is late spring and early summer, when the nymph stage of ticks is active.

Apr 21, 2016

NYS Public Health Law requires all cats, dogs and ferrets to be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. Failure to vaccinate may result in the loss of your pet! The Tompkins County Health Department provides FREE rabies clinics for dogs...

Apr 20, 2016

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities.

Apr 14, 2016

The March results from Caroline were significantly better than the school-wide test results from February 2016. The results also indicated that flushing the drinking water fixtures for a short period of time might be effective in reducing lead...

Mar 29, 2016

The Health Department will be closed on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. All department staff will participate.