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October 18th, 2021

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Delaware County remains at a HIGH level of community transmission. CDC & Delaware County Public Health recommends everyone vaccinated and unvaccinated wear a mask indoors in public places.  Hand-washing & social distancing continue to be effective protection measures to reduce the chance of contracting the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating, including the Delta variant. The majority of cases occurring are among unvaccinated individuals.

If you have not been vaccinated yet please get vaccinated.  Search for clinic sites at

https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/ or  https://www.vaccines.gov/

51.7% of the total population are vaccinated

62% of the positive cases are unvaccinated

38% of the positive cases are vaccinated

19% of the positive cases are Pre-K-12th students/employees

1.6% of the positive cases are college students/employees

Beginning September 13th the COVID dashboard will be publicized M, W, F excluding holidays.

Number of labs received no longer will be reported.  7 day positivity rate will be reported.

Delaware County remains at a HIGH level of community transmission. CDC & Delaware County Public Health recommends everyone vaccinated and unvaccinated wear a mask indoors in public places.  Hand washing & social distancing continue to be effective protection measures to reduce the chance of contracting the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating, including the Delta variant. The majority of cases occurring are among unvaccinated individuals.

If you have not been vaccinated yet please get vaccinated.  Search for clinic sites at

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

49.4% of the total population are vaccinated

77% of the positive cases are unvaccinated

23% of the positive cases are vaccinated

2.5% of positive cases are college students/employees

Beginning September 13th the COVID dashboard will be publicized M, W, F excluding holidays.

  • According to The CDC Delaware County is currently at high level of community transmission. 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

    In New York State, the Delta variant of COVID-19 has been found to be the predominant strain of COVID-19 currently circulating.

    Data show that the Delta variant behaves differently than other strains of the virus: it is much more contagious and represents a threat particularly to unvaccinated individuals.

    New data shows that people infected with Delta have higher viral loads—meaning more virus in their body—than with previous variants.

    Delta is causing some “vaccine breakthrough infections,” meaning infections in fully vaccinated people, more than other strains have. Even so:

    Vaccines are working as they should. They are preventing severe illness hospitalization and death.

    Vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the pandemic and is more urgent than ever as we respond to another surge of cases. We continue to urge those that are eligible to get vaccinated.

    If you get vaccinated, your risk of infection is ~3.5-fold lower, your risk of getting ill from COVID-19 is over 8-fold lower, and your risk of needing hospitalization or dying is ~2.5-fold lower.

    The highest spread of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates.  47.6% of Delaware County’s population is fully vaccinated.

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

INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS 

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

 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.”