COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines. The World Health Organization officially classified COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
Broome County is working closely with state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to keep Broome County safe and healthy.
For the latest information, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page. For information on accessing County services from home, visit our COVID-19 services page.
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As of 3/29/20 at 2:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing.
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The 2019 novel coronavirus may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like:
- trouble breathing
CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to areas of concern, contact your health provider by phone immediately.
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- 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.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Information for General Public
- NYSDOH Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
- Broome County Health Department Hotline: 607-778-8885
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- CDC COVID-19
- NYSDOH COVID-19
- US Food and Drug Administration COVID-19