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2021 Public Health Press Release Archives

The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that COVID-19 isolation guidance continues to be for the full 10 days. TCHD is awaiting further New York State Department of Health guidance related to the updated federal CDC recommended reductions in isolation and quarantine…
The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing guidance for individuals who use a self-test for COVID-19. Self-tests are commercially available COVID-19 test kits that do not require a prescription and are available in some local pharmacies with plans for more availability through upcoming State…
The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing an update on the recent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths and reiterating prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, including the Omicron variant.   Significant spread continues to occur in household and congregate…
The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting additional information related to the presence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Tompkins County.   Results from sequencing of positive cases done through the Cornell University’s Virology Lab, in collaboration with Cayuga Medical Center and the…
The Tompkins County Health Department is announcing two youth vaccination clinics this week for children ages 5-11 years.   Thursday, December 16th, Newfield Elementary School Gym, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Second dose clinic Thursday, January 6) Friday, December 17th, Lansing Central District…
Beginning Monday, December 13 New York State now requires that businesses and venues implement a mask requirement or require proof of fully vaccinated status to stop the spread of COVID-19. The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing information on the mandate and how the department will…
On December 14, the Tompkins County Health Department reported 193 new positive COVID-19 cases, 10 hospitalizations, and four deaths of older adults. TCHD is sharing information on the increased spread of COVID-19 and the recently identified Omicron variant.   TCHD continues to report details on…
The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on Sunday, December 12, 2021, on West Court Street between North Plain Street and North Albany Street at approximately 2:30 PM.   The dog is described as a medium sized white or pale, short haired dog. It was accompanied by…
The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting 344 new positive COVID-19 cases today (Sunday, December 12), the highest local single day increase in cases since the start of the pandemic. TCHD is also reporting a total of 9 local hospitalizations, which has remained low even while cases have…
The Tompkins County Health Department is confirming the presence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Tompkins County. As of Saturday, December 11 there have been two confirmed Omicron cases of Tompkins County residents found via an ongoing sequencing program at Cornell University’s Virology Lab, in…