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.

Broome County is working closely with state and federal health agencies, as well as our local hospital systems, to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to keep Broome County safe and ensure our hospitals have the support they need.


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


Most Broome County facilities are closed to the public. Find out how to access County services from home.

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

COVID-19 NUMBERS
As of 4/2/20 at 2:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing.

Pending Test Results for COVID-19 Total Positive Test Results Negative Test Results Total Tested Total COVID-19 Related Deaths Total Recoveries In Precautionary Quarantine  In Mandatory Quarantine
49 44 328 421 4 7 59 149

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NEWS

4/2/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Provides Updates on COVID-19 and Broome County Services

3/27/2020 UPDATE: Floyd. L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Announced as COVID-19 Triage Area

3/26/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Closes Greater Binghamton Transportation Center to Commercial Traffic

3/25/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Launches COVID-19 Map

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PRESS CONFERENCE RECORDINGS

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EMERGENCY ORDERS

State of Emergency declared due to COVID-19 outbreak

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Broome County residents must also comply with orders from Governor Cuomo. Please keep updated on those by visiting the Governor’s website.


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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.

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