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2024 Public Health Press Release Archives

(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, 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, 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, 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…
(ITHACA, NY, April 30, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is sharing with the community about upcoming opportunities to participate in Community Visioning events throughout the county, including a virtual event on Thursday, May 2nd.     “Community Visioning for Health” is your…
(ITHACA, NY, April 25, 2024)—Tompkins County Whole Health is sharing with the community the importance of immunizations during this year’s National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW). NIIW runs from April 22, 2024–April 29, 2024, and serves as an annual reminder that following immunization schedules…
(ITHACA, NY, April 18, 2024) – Over the past 5 weeks, young people in Tompkins County saw hundreds of posters featuring blurred images of everyday life changed overnight to reveal focused images of youth enjoying sports, reading, classroom activities, friends, and family – activities that can be…
(ITHACA, NY, April 17, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is alerting the community that our Free COVID-19 Test Kit Program has come to a close, as of Thursday, April 4th, along with changes to our COVID-19 Data Dashboard.   Since January 2022, TCWH has obtained COVID-19 self-test kits…
(ITHACA, NY, April 3, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is reminding the community of important safety guidance regarding the upcoming solar eclipse that will occur on Monday, April 8, 2024. The eclipse is expected to begin at approximately 2:00 pm and end by 4:30 pm, with the full total…