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2014 News Archives

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Click HERE for information from the Tompkins County Health Department on tick disease prevention & to watch the NYSDOH video on how to remove a tick.

Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities.  Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.

The Tompkins County Health Department will be closed on Thursday,October 26, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff development. The Department answering service will receive phone calls. Appropriate staff will be notified in case of emergency.

The Health Department is providing flu vaccinations for adults at its building, 55 Brown Road, across from the Airport.  Call 274-6616 to schedule your appointment.  More information

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2014 News Archives

Now’s the time to get a flu vaccination. There are many opportunities in the community for flu vaccination including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and the Tompkins County Health Department. Everyone over the age of six months should be vaccinated every year...

The Legislature accepted the report of the Jail Alternatives Task Force, as presented last month.  The report, the result of nearly half-a-year of in-depth review, recommends additional measures that could be employed to safely and prudently reduce the population of the...

The Legislature authorized the County to enter into an electricity procurement agreement, through the Municipal Electric and Gas Alliance (MEGA) that, as part of that agreement, will purchase Nationwide Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to supply County structures with...

The Legislature awarded $1.3 million in construction contracts to construct a modest one-story addition to the County Human Services Building and reconfigure the interior to provide space for the Community Justice Center Day Reporting Program, enabling it to vacate the...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote, accepted the audit report for Fiscal Year 2013, the first time the Legislature has procedurally acted to accept the report, received by the County’s Audit and budget committees.  Finance Director Rick Snyder told the Legislature...

The Legislature, by unanimous vote authorized the County to enter into an agreement with the State Department of Transportation for reimbursement of costs related to the scoping and design phase for safety improvements on Pine Tree Road in the Town of Ithaca, at Ellis...

Rabies is a fatal neurologic 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 or fluids can also transmit...

Legislators acting as an Expanded Budget Committee tonight began review of County Administrator Joe Mareane’s recommended 2015 County Budget, hearing their first seven presentations from County departments.  The committee is scheduled to meet nine times between now and...

The Peace of Mind (POM) Community Partnership renewed its campaign to promote sexual health and to prevent sexually transmitted disease (STD) as a result of the increase in syphilis cases this past spring in the Central New York (CNY) region including Tompkins County....

Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT) is seeking community feedback in a series of public sessions to create its first‑ever Title VI Service Standards and Policy Plan – a big‑picture document that will guide TCAT in its service planning decisions in the future.  (...

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