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2020 Public Health Press Release Archives

Following historic development, research, and vetting processes, vaccine is available for COVID-19 and has begun to be distributed to healthcare professionals in Tompkins County. The Health Department, in partnership with Cayuga Health System, has been planning for distribution and administration…
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is sharing information with the public and altering local guidance and publications to reflect updated quarantine guidance from New York State. The new guidance states that individuals potentially exposed to COVID-19 may end their quarantine after a 10-…
The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person in the Cass Park skating rink parking lot in Ithaca. The bite occurred Sunday, December 27, 2020, around 2:15 PM.    The dog is described as a black and white, long haired dog, possibly a border collie. The dog was…
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is reporting six deaths of Oak Hill Manor Nursing Home residents from COVID-19. These newly announced deaths were reported to the Health Department by Oak Hill on December 21. Once a positive COVID-19 case is identified in a skilled nursing or long-term…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure. The Health Department received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and worked at worked at Applebee’s Grill and Bar during the time when they could have infected others. The…
The Tompkins County Health Department is seeking qualified applicants for various positions to assist with COVID-19 response efforts, including contact investigations and tracing. The Department has two permanent positions open in the role of Community Health Nurse and several temporary positions…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of two potential COVID-19 exposures. The Health Department received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and worked at the Lansing Tops Markets Bakery during the time when they could have infected others. Another…
The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is announcing changes to our daily COVID-19 data update. TCHD is committed to being transparent with the COVID-19 data and understands the importance of communicating this information to the public as clearly and accurately as possible. “Since the…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of two potential COVID-19 exposures. The Health Department received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and worked at the Wegmans Sub Shop during the time when they could have infected others. Another individual…
The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure. The Health Department received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and attended a funeral service at Perkins Funeral Home in Dryden during the time when they could have infected…