COVID-19, a new and highly contagious coronavirus with significant respiratory symptoms, was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. As of the end of March, the United States has surpassed every country in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This pandemic and the response to it are constantly evolving. In order to stop the spread, please STAY HOME and follow the CDC guidelines to prevent getting sick.
Broome County is working closely with state and federal health agencies, as well as our local hospital systems, to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to keep Broome County safe and ensure our hospitals have the support they need.
To get tested for COVID-19 at the New York State drive-thru testing site at Binghamton University, call 1-888-364-3065 or go online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov.
Most Broome County facilities are closed to the public. Find out how to access County services from home.
As of 5/27/20 at 2:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing.
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Broome County Government and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar want to highlight community members who are stepping up and taking care of our community during COVID-19. Please nominate any Broome County resident who you think should be recognized for their efforts to be featured on Broome County social media!
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, only do the following activities on YOUR DAYS:
- Shopping -- It is recommended that one family member, if possible, visit the store. Avoid having multiple people shop at once.
- Visiting parks -- People living in the same household may visit the parks together. It is recommended to go based on the eldest member of the household.
Coping Through COVID-19
PRESS CONFERENCE RECORDINGS
Broome County residents must also comply with orders from Governor Cuomo. Please keep updated on those by visiting the Governor’s website.
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PUBLIC HEALTH STATEMENT:
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Location Notice 5/2/2020 -- NO LONGER ACTIVE
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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
- Know the Facts About COVID-19 and Help Stop the Spread of Rumors
- CDC COVID-19
- NYSDOH COVID-19
- US Food and Drug Administration COVID-19