Local Coronavirus (COVID-19) Watch
Advice on Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 from the CDC
This means that the virus can spread to vaccinated or unvaccinated people interacting in close proximity with others.
Although serious illness is rare among vaccinated people, children and immune compromised people are particularly at risk. Getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing is the best way to protect yourself, and those at most risk for serious illness.
People speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms—can spread the virus to vaccinated or unvaccinated people. The CDC provides guidelines for unvaccinated people as well as information on the safety and efficacy of COVID vaccines.
Schuyler County Residents can can check their eligibility and register for an appointment through the Schuyler County Public Health Vaccine page.
Vaccines are also available from state-run sites including nearby locations including Corning, Binghamton, and Syracuse.
For more information you can call New York State's COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX.
Protect yourself and those around you:
- If you are sick, stay home.
- If you think you have contracted COVID-19, perform the self check found here, and seek medical attention as needed.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Special caution should be taken if you or someone you've had close contact with is ill or is known to have been exposed to the virus.
- Cover any coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cover your cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If hand washing is not immediately available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer instead.
Food Aid in Tompkins and Schuyler Counties
There are multiple organizations offering food aid to residents. See below for specific options available.
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Mutual Aid Tompkins is neighbors supporting neighbors in the spirit of solidarity to meet survival needs
The Tompkins Mask Makers Facebook group is intended to bring together the various mask making projects in our county and allow individual mask makers to share tips, supplies, and connect with needs in our community. The group also has a website where you can order locally made cloth masks.