COVID-19 Updates & Information
We offer Flu (19 - 64), Pediatric and Bivalent Booster COVID-19, and jynneos vaccinations by appointment. The higher dose flu vaccine that is recommended for adults 65+ will not be available.
Call 607-737-2488 to schedule.
- Please wear a mask
- Wear short-sleeved or loose clothing
- Drink and eat before you come
- Let your child bring their favorite toy
- Please bring a photo ID
How to hold your child: https://www.cdc.gov/vac.../parents/visit/holdsfactsheet.html
Make shots less stressful: https://www.cdc.gov/vac.../parents/visit/less-stressful.html
April 29, 2022, will be the last day of operation for the New York State Department of Health Virtual Call Center (VCC). The VCC is the primary case investigation system for COVID-19 positive individuals in New York State. The closure of the VCC means that the NYS Department of Health no longer requires a case investigation for COVID-19.
The Chemung County Health Department is here to support our community. Your health and well-being are our priority. We remain dedicated to serving you throughout this and future changes.
What does this mean for the public?
- If you test positive on a lab or at-home test, you will not receive a phone call from New York State. You may still receive a text message if you had a laboratory perform your test.
- Chemung County Health Department will continue to do limited case investigations and prioritize high-risk populations such as nursing homes, congregate living facilities, and school-based outbreaks.
What if I test positive for COVID-19?
- You should isolate immediately.
- Isolate for five days.
- If you have symptoms, the day your symptoms begin is day 0 (Example: If symptoms begin Sunday, you may resume normal activities on Saturday at 12:01am.)
- If you do not have symptoms, the day of your test is day 0 (Example: If you tested positive on Sunday, you are allowed resume normal activities on Saturday at 12:01am.)
- After five days, you can resume normal activities. It is recommended that you mask around others for days 6 – 10.
- If your symptoms are not improving or you develop new symptoms by day 5, please call the health department at (607) 737-2028 to have your isolation extended.
- Isolate for five days.
- At-home test results should be reported to the Chemung County Health Department. You can get isolation paperwork from the online portal: https://forms.chemungcountyny.gov/covidpaperwork/
What if I was exposed to a person that has COVID-19?
Regardless of vaccination status immediately & for a full 10 days:
- Wear high quality mask for 10 days anytime you are around others inside the house or in public
- Watch for symptoms: headache, bodyaches, sore throat, runny nose, fatigue, cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.
- If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested; stay home until you know the result
- Get tested at least 5 days after last exposure (even if no symptoms)
- If negative, continue as above through day 10
- Consider another test in 48 hours
- For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/isolation
Will the health department call me?
- You will likely not receive a phone call from the health department.
- If you need paperwork for your employer, you can enter your information online to get isolation and quarantine documents any time – day or night. Any community member who tests positive can use the 24/7 self-service paperwork portal here: https://forms.chemungcountyny.gov/covidpaperwork
What if I have a question?
The following preventative measures continue to be necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Chemung County.
Thank you for doing your part to protect our community.
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wear a mask when in public
- Avoid crowded places and gatherings that put you in close contact with people not members of your household.
- Avoid all non-essential travel.
- Stay home if you feel unwell unless you need essential medical care, including COVID-19 testing.