Please see the following from the Tompkins County Health Department. Wash hands, practice social distancing, and stay home unless absolutely necessary. There is also now an advisory to wear a cloth face covering in public settings. ....Stay safe, be well.
The public needs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 not just to protect themselves, but others in our community who are most vulnerable to getting very sick – older adults, those who are immune-compromised, and those with underlying chronic health conditions. Everyone can take these steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve” in our community:
- Stay home, even if you don’t feel sick, unless absolutely necessary.
- Wash hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Keep 6 feet distance between yourself and others when in public.
- Avoid close contact with other people.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
- Physical Distancing does not mean emotional isolation, check on friends, coworkers, neighbors through phone and text.
- Wear a cloth face covering in public settings where physical distancing is difficult to maintain (eg. grocery stores and pharmacies). The CDC released a new recommendation to wear cloth face coverings on 4/3/20.
Stay informed. Get updated information on COVID-19 at:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- NYS Department of Health
- 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: TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health