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2022 Public Health Press Release Archives

(Ithaca, N.Y., December 20, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is alerting the community to upcoming changes to our COVID-19 Daily Data Table and reporting system. Beginning Wednesday, December 21, TCHD will publish a new COVID 19 data dashboard on the website and move to a…
(Ithaca, N.Y., December 13, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community of the CDC’s recent recommendation of FDA-authorized Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for ages 6 months through age 5. The updated booster dose provides enhanced protection…
(ITHACA, NY, December 12, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department (55 Brown Road, Ithaca) will be closed in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm., for staff development. The answering service will receive phone calls and messages will be reviewed throughout…
(Ithaca, N.Y., December 7, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community of the continued spread of flu (influenza), RSV and COVID-19 cases and providing guidance on reducing risk. Cases of flu are on the rise nationally and across NYS, with hospitalization rates higher…
(Ithaca, NY – December 6, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person around midday on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Ithaca Dog Park, adjacent to the Allan H. Treman State Marine Park (805 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca). The dog is described as a white and…
(ITHACA, NY, December 06, 2022) – The Tompkins County Public Health and Mental Health Departments will be closed on Thursday, December 8, 2022, for staff development. Health Department (55 Brown Rd.): The Health Department will be closed to the public on Thursday, December 8, from 8:30 am – 4:30…
(ITHACA, NY, December 06, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department would like to thank all media outlets that published or broadcast our press release dated December 5, 2022, regarding a person who was bitten by a dog in Stewart Park. The reports, along with the community’s help, allowed the…
(Ithaca, NY – December 5, 2022)– The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person around 3:30 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Stewart Park (1 James L. Gibbs Drive, Ithaca). The dog is described as a brown, brindle pitbull or pitbull mix, possibly named Chico, that was…
(Ithaca, N.Y., November 28, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic along with information about the importance of staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. The bivalent Moderna booster vaccination clinic will take place on…
(Ithaca, N.Y., November 22, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department is reminding the community of public health measures to practice for safe holiday gatherings, along with important updates regarding the Cayuga Health System Sampling Site hours. Public Health Director Frank Kruppa stated…