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COVID-19 Updates: Variant Precautions, Booster Doses, Delays in Case Investigation and Contact Tracing

(12/02/2021) – The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing a series of COVID-19 updates:

  • Omicron, a new COVID-19 variant of concern
  • Recommendations for all eligible to receive a booster dose when they are able
  • Potential delays in case investigation and contact tracing due to an increase in positive cases.
  • TCHD will hold a COVID-19 Virtual Update on December 9 at 4:30pm to provide details on the pandemic response and answer questions from the public

Please refer to the full press release for details.


Flu Vaccine Vital as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Now is the time to get a flu shot, and it is more important than ever during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Flu vaccines are now available at many locations throughout our community, including health care provider offices, pharmacies, and clinics. Everyone 6 months of age and over should be vaccinated every year against the flu. Prioritize getting your vaccine in September or October. For more information, see the full press release.


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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The 2019 novel coronavirus is a rapidly evolving situation. Following guidance from the CDC and NYSDOH, we are working closely with County Administration, elected officials, and community partners, including Cayuga Health System and other healthcare providers. The health and well-being of our community is our top priority.

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  • Distance--Please do not form lines or groups. Keep 6 feet of distance at all times
  • Density--Avoid entering crowded rooms or areas. Reduce occupancy to allow for proper distancing
  • Face Covering--You must wear a face covering when in public buildings and outdoor spaces around others
  • Hand Hygiene--Wash hands well and often. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces often
  • Symptoms--If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or body aches, stay home and get tested
  • Mental Health--COVID-19 affects everyone's well-being. If you are struggling, it's OK to ask fro support
  • Quarantine--If you are required to quarantine be responsible and follow all guidance for the full 14 days
  • Testing--Getting tested helps stop the spread
  • Data--Stay informed about what's happening in our community
  • Vaccines protect us
  • Positive cases must isolate
  • Stay Home for the Holidays

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TOMPKINS COUNTY COVID-19 DATA
As of 12/05/2021 at 8:00am    |    Source: TCHD and NYS DOH ECLRS
Total Tests Daily Tests New Positive Cases Total Positive Cases Released from Isolation Active Cases
1,639,347 300 102 8,064 7,684 341

Source: Cayuga Health System and TCHD
Active
COVID-19 Hospitalizations
Total TC Resident Deaths  
8 39  

Tompkins County Residents
(Source: NYS Vaccine Tracker)
NYS Vaccine Tracker 1st Dose NYS Vaccine Tracker Completed
80,702 74,111


Additional Information about COVID-19 Data: The historical spreadsheet is available on the Data Page (sortable) or Google spreadsheet.

  • The above data may be corrected as final investigations are completed.
  • Data icon -- Data helps keep us informed Daily tests are positive and negative test results from ECLRS, the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Report System, a New York State Department of Health database that collects test results from all state-certified labs. The number reported here is for the previous day.
  • New cases, total cases, and active cases data is from TCHD.
  • All higher education testing data to date is included in the TCHD daily update. All positive cases in nursing homes are included in total positive cases. All positive cases are unique individuals
  • “About the table fields” explainer graphic for revised version.
  • Data Page: trend graphs, source of exposure, demographics.
  • TCHD Google spreadsheet: Click Here
  • College Dashboards: Cornell University | Ithaca College | TC3.
  • New York State's COVID-19 metrics: Regional Dashboard | County Tracker

Testing at the Cayuga Health Sampling Site: Appointment required. Pre-register at cayugahealth.org or call Cayuga Health Call Center at 607-319-5708. Site hours: M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM. Click here for additional information
» If you need transportation: After you have registered, call 2-1-1 (1-877-211-8667) for assistance. 2-1-1 available 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. to help with transportation options to the Sampling Site. 2-1-1 is arranging free transportation for individuals with symptoms, or known exposure to positive cases. Other transportation options will have varying fees. 

Free testing for all Tompkins County residents at the Cayuga Health Sampling Site. Free testing for all NYS residents at NYS-run sampling sites. The NYS site closest to Tompkins County is at the Binghamtom University Event Center parking lot. Appointment required. Call the NYS COVID Hotline to register, (888) 364-3065. Information about the NYS testing program here.


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Call 2-1-1 for up-to-date information about COVID-19.

2-1-1 Logo imageFor general questions 2-1-1 operators will have the most up-to-date information and guidance. Out of area call 1-877-211-8667.

2-1-1 should be used for non-medical inquiries only. Calls regarding health and medical inquiries should be directed to the Health Department at 607-274-6604. If you are experiencing symptoms, including cough, fever and shortness of breath, call your health care provider.

Health Department Open to the Public

Regular business hours are 8:30am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Appointments are welcome and encouraged for many Health Department programs and services. See contact info below.

All visitors and contractors are required to wear a mask while in the facility, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be available at the front desk if a visitor does not have one upon entry.

Contact info for specific programs and services



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Task Force Report:
Review of The Tompkins County Mental Health and Public Health Leadership Models 2019

A shared leadership model for the Tompkins County Mental Health and Public Health Departments has been in place for four years. County Administration reviewed the opportunities and challenges for this leadership model and provided a recommendation to the Legislature. Read the Overview and download the full report here.


Opioid Resource

Opioid Resource graphic logoA NEW Opioid Resource page has been posted to the TCHD website. The intent is for this page to be a portal for information and services related to the opioid crisis within Tompkins County. The page is evolving, and comments related to its content are welcomed.

To visit the page, click here.



Talk-Test-Treat!

Three words that everyone who is sexually active should know, to protect your health and prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)!

    1. Talk to your partner before you have sex.
    2. Get Tested!
    3. If you test positive for an STI, Get Treated

Want to learn more about STIs and the Talk-Test-Treat campaign? Click right here, right now!


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NOTICEThe Tompkins County Health Department makes every effort to post accurate and reliable information. However, it does not guarantee or warrant that the information on this website is complete, accurate, or up-to-date. Tompkins County shall not be liable under any circumstances for any claims or damages arising directly or indirectly from information presented therein. Please contact the program area by phone or the receptionist at 607-274-6600 for more information.


 

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