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2023 Public Health Press Release Archives

(Ithaca, N.Y., January 21, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health is alerting the community that a gray fox was located last night, January 20th, around 10:00pm near the Ravenwood Apartments (University Ave, Ithaca) and has been retrieved by the Tompkins County SPCA Animal Control. It is believed…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 20, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health is alerting the community of a potentially rabid gray fox in the Fall Creek area. It has been reported that the gray fox attempted to bite a person at Ravenwoods Apartments on University Avenue (Ithaca) at approximately 1:40 PM today.…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 20, 2023) – The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the community to the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in our community, that coupled with higher hospitalization numbers, shifts the local CDC Community Level from Low to Medium. TCHD is urging caution, especially…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 19, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health is alerting the community of the newly circulating COVID-19 subvariant Omicron XBB.1.5 and providing guidance on reducing risk. The newest COVID-19 Omicron subvariant is highly contagious and its spread has been noted across New York…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 19, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division would like to thank all media outlets that published or broadcast our press release dated January 15, 2023, regarding a potentially rabid fox in the Fall Creek area, downtown Ithaca. The reports, along…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 15, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division reports that the potentially rabid fox in the Fall Creek area (Ithaca) on Sunday morning, January 15th, has been located. For details on this incident, please refer to the full press release issued…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 15, 2023) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division reports that a fox attacked a dog that was being walked on Linn Street (Ithaca) around 7:00AM this morning (Sunday, January 15, 2023).  Additionally, a person in the area was reported bitten around 9:…
(Ithaca, N.Y., January 04, 2023) – The Tompkins County Health Department is sharing with the community about changes regarding the Health Department and Mental Health Department integration, including an announcement of our new name, Tompkins County Whole Health. In 2019, Tompkins County Public…