Coronavirus

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.

After closing to the public in March, most Broome County facilities reopened to the public on Monday, June 22, 2020. Find out how to access County services here.

For the latest national information, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

For information on New York State's COVID-19 Travel Advisory click here

If you have concerns regarding violations of state orders file a report with New York State here.  

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Thanksgiving guidance from the Broome County Health Department

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Click here to view COVID-19 business resources and information

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We've compiled a list of frequently requested assistance

For direct, one-on-one resources, call 2-1-1.


GET TESTED

Click the image below to make an appointment at the Broome County Mobile COVID-19 Rapid Testing Site. *Note: This testing is ONLY for people with symptoms of COVID-19. 

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. Currently all New Yorkers can get tested at this site.

Testing is also available locally at UHS and Lourdes. Contact your local healthcare provider for more information.

For information on what to do after getting tested click here


COVID-19 IN BROOME COUNTY

Click here for a mobile-friendly COVID-19 map dashboard.

COVID-19 NUMBERS
As of 11/25/20 at 2:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing.

Total Positive Test Results Total COVID-19 Related Deaths Total Recoveries Total Currently Monitored by BCHD
4,937 116 4,202 3,891

Have questions about these categories? We defined some of them for you.

Click here to view public health notifications.

Regional data monitored by New York State can be found on the New York Forward website.

For Binghamton University COVID-19 Testing Data click here


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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

Symptoms

The 2019 novel coronavirus may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like:

  • cough
  • fever
  • trouble breathing
  • pneumonia

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.

Prevention

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