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August 5th, 2021

  • According to The CDC Delaware County is currently at substantial level of community transmission.  Substantial level of community transmission is defined as 8-9.99% positivity rate in last 7 days.  The CDC and Delaware County Public Health recommend that everyone, even those who are fully vaccinated, wear a mask in indoor public locations, if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission, to maximize protection from all variants including Delta and prevent possibly spreading it to others.   https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view

    Vaccines help protect people from getting COVID-19 or from getting severely ill from it. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking. CDC also recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. With the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant rapidly spreading throughout the country, this is more urgent than ever.

    The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.  47.2% of Delaware County’s population is fully vaccinated.

    If you have not been vaccinated yet, please get vaccinated. You can find clinic sites at:

    https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

    • Pharmacies are offering COVID-19 vaccinations.
    • Public Health offers a COVID-19 clinic every Wednesday from 11am-1pm at 99 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753
    • Delaware Valley Hospital 607-865-2400
    • Bassett Healthcare Network has COVID-19 vaccinations available in their clinics.

Vaccine has become more readily available and there are more vaccination clinics open to ALL who are eligible.  We encourage all people who are eligible to get vaccinated at ANY available location.

Registration is open at the SUNY Oneonta mass vaccination site, to register go to- https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

For information about vaccinations go to https://www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax

NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 VACCINATION HOTLINE

1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829)

The COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline is open 7AM – 10PM, 7 days week, to help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible and schedule vaccination appointments.

For information about vaccinations go to https://www.nyuhs.org/southerntiervax

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INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS 

Due to limited testing capability, the number of positive cases does not reflect current illness.

This week Delaware county Public Health received 20 positives. To reduce risk of exposure to COVID-19; avoid small and large gatherings, wear a mask, wash your hands and maintain social distancing. If you are sick stay home, and isolate from other’s in your household even with mild symptoms.

See detailed information below and for general questions about COVID-19.
Please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick-including mild symptoms.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • At the workplace and home clean high traffic surfaces often
  • Avoid eating together in break-rooms

http://delawarecountypublichealth.com/covid-19-school-information/

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Our Vision

Healthy People Living in Healthy and Thriving Communities

Our Mission

To protect, promote and improve the health and well-being of people of all generations and create healthy places to live, learn, work and play.

Delaware County Public Health Services, located in Delhi, NY, serves the residents of Delaware County. Delaware County is the fourth largest of New York’s 62 counties and is the fifth most rural.  The county is bordered by 7 counties and the state of Pennsylvania.

 

 

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New York State Department of Health Hot Line for Measles: 888-364-4837.

NYSDOH information on immunizations link:

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/

NY State of Health: What Does it Mean for You?

“NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace, is where New Yorkers can shop for, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage.  You have a choice of health plans and help finding the plan that is right for you.  It’s the only place to get financial assistance to reduce the cost of coverage.

Health insurance offered in the Marketplace includes a comprehensive set of benefits.

To learn more, visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777.”