Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Executive Order: Licensed Childcare Centers
(Ithaca, NY – March 17, 2020) – County Administrator Jason Molino signed an Executive Order on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 requiring all licensed childcare facilities in Tompkins County to close Wednesday, March 18 to April 13, 2020. This decision was made in collaboration with the Tompkins County Health Department, Child Development Council, Human Services Coalition, and other community partners.
This action was taken to promote social distancing of individuals and protect those who are at higher risk in our community. Those at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 include older adults, those who are immune-compromised, or have a chronic medical condition, especially heart or lung disease, and diabetes.
Community members should continue to take these steps to slow the spread of disease remain the same: stay home if you are sick, cover your cough and sneeze, and wash your hands well and often.
If you develop symptoms of illness including fever, cough, or trouble breathing, call your healthcare provider before you go to the office.
Stay informed. Get updated information on COVID-19 at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
NYS DOH: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Visit the CDC’s Traveler’s Health webpage for the latest travel health notices at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Call 211 Tompkins/Cortland for general questions about COVID-19.
A hotline is available for New Yorkers to call for information about COVID-19: 1-888-364-3065.
For more information go to the Health Department website: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health. Frequently Asked Questions are here: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/factsheets/coronavirusfaq
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