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.
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Currently the Broome County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics for any New York resident 12+.
As of 9/24/21, county COVID statistics can be found on the new Broome Country COVID-19 Dashboard. Click the logo above to navigate to the dashboard. Numbers will be updated Monday-Friday.
Regional data monitored by New York State can be found on the New York Forward website.
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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.
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.