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2024 Public Health Press Release Archives

(ITHACA, NY, July 17, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is announcing the release of three Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for substance use prevention and treatment services. Approximately $1.7 million is available from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS…
(Ithaca, N.Y., July 9, 2024) – A new mural commemorating community public health efforts and honoring those who passed away from COVID-19 has been unveiled by Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH), in collaboration with the Tompkins County Office for the Aging and Ithaca Murals. The mural is…
(Ithaca, N.Y., July 2, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is alerting the community to be aware of the dangers of contracting Lyme Disease and other illnesses as a result of bites from ticks. Ticks have been reported to transmit over 7 different illnesses which can affect people of any…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 25, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) offices at 55 Brown Road (Town of Ithaca) and 201 E. Green Street (City of Ithaca) will be closed on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, for staff development.   All Whole Health staff will participate in the all-day staff development. Our…
(Ithaca, N.Y. June 24, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is alerting the community that cyanobacterial blooms, also known as HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms), have recently been reported in portions of Cayuga Lake and monitoring is continuing. These blooms may be small in size and confined to…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 17, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health is alerting the community to a Heat Advisory that is in effect for our area, beginning 12:00 PM (NOON) on Tuesday 6/18/2024 through 8:00 PM Thursday 6/20/2024. Extremely high temperatures coupled with high humidity over multiple days…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 14, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division (TCWH EH) is sharing with the community an update regarding the potentially rabid coyote in the Monkey Run Natural Area. Our press release dated June 4, 2024, shared that the trails were closed due to…
(Ithaca, N.Y., June 4, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division (TCWH EH) is alerting the community that, upon the death of the mother raccoon, a litter of raccoon kits were taken into the home of a resident of the Milton Meadows Apartment Complex (Lansing NY), on or…
(ITHACA, NY, June 4, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division (TCWH EH) is alerting the community to multiple reports of a potentially rabid coyote in the Monkey Run Natural Area of the Cornell Botanical Gardens (Cayuga Trail & Dryden Rail Trail). Cornell Botanical…
(ITHACA, NY, May 29, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is alerting the community that Tompkins County, in conjunction with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services (INHS), is collecting information for a grant that could pay for 100% of the costs of repairing or replacing septic systems, as…