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2022 Public Health Press Release Archives

(Ithaca, N.Y., October 04, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that Flu Season is officially here. Flu vaccines are now available at many locations throughout our community, including healthcare provider offices, pharmacies, and clinics. Everyone 6 months of age…
(Ithaca, NY, October 3) – The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on Thursday, September 29, 2022, between 1:30 and 2:30 PM, along a side trail leading from Upper Buttermilk Falls to La Tourelle Hotel. The dog is described as a medium black and white dog,…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 27, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is notifying the community about the availability of grant funds that will cover the costs related to septic system repairs or replacement. The Tompkins County Septic Upgrade Program (TCSUP) is funded through a Community…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 19, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is announcing a 1st and 2nd dose Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic to be held this Thursday, September 22nd from 1pm-4pm at the TCHD (55 Brown Road, Ithaca). Appointments are required. Eligible individuals can register…
(Ithaca, NY, September 13, 2022) - The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community about the increase in opioid related deaths in the Central New York region, as recently reported by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). There have been 12 reported drug-related deaths…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 9, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that a cooling tower located at the Tompkins County Mental Health building (201 East Green Street, Ithaca, New York), has shown elevated levels of Legionella (a type of bacteria). The cooling tower…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 8, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community that as of September 7, 2022, New York State’s mask mandate policy no longer requires masking on public transportation. Masks will still be required in certain settings, including NYS licensed…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 6, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community of the CDC’s recent recommendation FDA-authorized Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. The updated booster dose provides enhanced protection against the COVID-19 variants.…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 2, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is alerting the community that the JYNNEOS monkeypox vaccine is now available locally, in limited supply, for high-risk Tompkins County residents. The vaccine will be available at local clinics to be held at Tompkins…
(Ithaca, NY – September 2, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at approximately 7 PM, in a parking lot near the corner of Campus Road and Judd Falls Rd (Ithaca). The dog is described as a medium-to-large black dog that…