Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended strategies you can use to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like COVID-19, influenza, and RSV. Visit the CDC website to learn more about how to help yourself and your community stay safe!

BCHD Services

Did you have a positive COVID-19 home test? Or maybe you tested positive at a pharmacy and need paperwork for work or school?

You can report your positive test to us using our COVID-19 Self-Report Tool. This online tool will walk you through how long you should stay home and will provide the paperwork you need for work or school.

If you are sick with COVID-19, you should notify anyone that you were within 6 feet of for 15 minutes or more during the 2 days before you became sick, with or without a mask. Read more from the CDC about when and how to isolate.

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available at Broome County Health Department! We are located at 225 Front Street Binghamton, NY. Simply walk in our front door and grab some from the front desk.

Expiration dates for some at-home COVID-19 tests have been extended. Click here to learn if your tests are safe to use.

Click here to find additional testing sites near you.

Broome County Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only during our Thursday immunization clinics for people without insurance. COVID-19 vaccines are also widely available at pharmacies and some healthcare providers’ offices. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you.

If you need assistance getting to your appointment, call 211.

Due to changes in the way COVID-19 data is shared by New York State, the Broome County COVID-19 dashboard is no longer updated. The archived dashboard with data from March 2020 through December 2022 is still available. Click the icon below to access the archived dashboard. 

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COVID-19 FAQ

Our COVID-19 Self-Report Tool will walk you through what you should do if you have tested positive for COVID-19, including wearing a mask, staying home, and notifying close contacts. By reporting your test, you are helping Broome County Health Department stay informed about how COVID-19 is affecting our community! You can read more about what to do if you are sick with respiratory virus on the CDC website.

Don’t panic! If you were around someone with COVID-19, you should wear a well-fitting mask for the next 10 days and monitor yourself for symptoms. If you feel sick, stay home! You should also get tested for COVID-19 about 5 days after you were last exposed.

Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, treatment, and more by visiting the CDC's website.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and what you can expect when you get one by visiting the CDC website.

The updated COVID-19 vaccines are made to protect you from the latest strains of COVID that is circulating in the United States. Check the CDC website for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines and recommendations. Remember, you can always speak with your healthcare provider if you have specific questions about vaccines!

Visit www.vaccines.gov/search/ to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

 

If you have COVID-19, there are medications that can prevent you from getting seriously sick. These treatments require a prescription. Talk to your healthcare provider to see what is right for you.

Visit New York State Department of Health to learn more about COVID-19 treatments.

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or just plain not okay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you don’t have to go through it alone. Click below to find resources from Broome County Mental Health Department.

If you need help finding food, housing, or other resources, call 211.

 

If you are a school administrator, faculty, or staff member looking for COVID-19 resources and guidance, please visit the CDC website for information on preventing the spread of infections in K-12 schools.