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2022 Public Health Press Release Archives

(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…
(Ithaca, N.Y., September 1, 2022) -- The New York State Department of Health has informed the Tompkins County Health Department that one of the reported positive monkeypox cases for Tompkins County was a false positive and will be removed from the New York State tracker. The false positive likely…
(Ithaca, N.Y. August 30, 2022) – The Tompkins County Mental Health and Public Health Departments will be closed to the public on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, starting at 12 noon. Staff coverage will remain in the buildings to answer phones or calls will be forwarded to the answering service. All…
(Ithaca, N.Y., August 26, 2022) – The Tompkins County Health Department must locate a dog that bit a person on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at approximately 2:30 PM, in the Mulholland Wildflower Preserve located off of Giles Street in Ithaca. The bite occurred approximately halfway between 1st and…