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.

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LOOKING FOR RESOURCES?

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

Click here to view COVID-19 business resources and information

Click here to view COVID-19 school resources and information

We've compiled a list of frequently requested assistance

For direct, one-on-one resources, call 2-1-1.


GET TESTED

To get tested for COVID-19 at the New York State drive-thru testing site at Binghamton University, call 1-888-364-3065 or go online at covid19screening.health.ny.gov. Currently all New Yorkers can get tested at this site.

Testing is also available locally at UHSLourdes and Endwell Family. Contact your local healthcare provider for more information.

For information on what to do after getting tested click here


GET VACCINATED

Currently the Broome County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics for any New York resident 16+.


COVID-19 IN BROOME COUNTY

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

COVID-19 NUMBERS
As of 4/15/21 at 3:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing. Numbers will no longer be updated on weekends.

Total Positive Test Results Total COVID-19 Related Deaths Total Recoveries Active Cases Total Currently Monitored by BCHD
16,798 331 16,038 429 963

Have questions about these categories? We defined some of them for you.

Regional data monitored by New York State can be found on the New York Forward website.

For Binghamton University COVID-19 Testing Data click here


MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES


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GENERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

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

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.

Information for General Public