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2024 Public Health Press Release Archives

(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…
(ITHACA, NY, March 21, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is alerting the community to 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…
(ITHACA, NY, March 19, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) has published data on Unintentional Fatal Overdoses (2019-2023) in order to demonstrate trends and provide relevant demographic information about those who died from drug overdose during the last five years. Medical Examiner…
(ITHACA, NY, March 12, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health’s Environmental Health Division (EH) must locate a dog that bit a person on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at approximately 1:00 PM, on Highland Avenue, near Westbourne Lane, in the City of Ithaca. The dog was described as a medium sized black…
(ITHACA, NY, March 7, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) is sharing with the community recent updates regarding COVID-19 vaccine schedule for older adults (ages 65 and above). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends people ages 65 years and older should receive 1 additional dose…
(ITHACA, NY, March 4, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health (TCWH) has published bi-annual data on the number of drug related deaths in 2023, showing 12 deaths from July-December 2023. Since 2018 the number of yearly drug-related deaths has increased steadily, with 28 deaths in 2022 and 2023, up…
(ITHACA, NY, March 1, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health is alerting the community to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding COVID-19 isolation periods. This change aligns COVID-19 guidance with previous guidance for other common respiratory illnesses such as the…
(ITHACA, NY, February 14, 2024) – Tompkins County Whole Health has issued a Request for Proposals for the staffing and operation of a Mobile Supportive Services program. This program will provide community outreach and non-life-threatening crisis response within the City of Ithaca and across rural…