Where to find up-to-date information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV or COVID-19)

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Resources

Coronavirus.gov is the US governments site for up-to-date information about COVID-19

World Health Organization is a United Nations agency dedicated to public health and offers FAQs, travel advice and updates relating to the coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the nation’s health protection agency and currently offers information on what you should know about COVID-19, situation updates and information for traveling and public organizations.

New York State Department of Health is keeping track of all cases within New York State. Find the hotline and up-to-date information regarding the spread of the coronavirus.

Cayuga County Health Department is currently offering county health information, the hotline number and links to the New York State Department of Health page and the CDC.

Cayuga County’s Response to COVID-19. You can also sign up to receive automatic email and/or text message notifications at www.cayugacounty.us/notifyme. Enter your email or cell phone number, click the mail or phone icon next to Coronavirus COVID-19 Response in the alert center, and you will be notified as soon a new update is posted.

National Library of Medicine and Medline Plus as the largest biomedical library in the world, the National Library of Medicine (part of the US Department of Health and Human Services) can provide access to clinical studies, public health literature, and scholarly work about the virus. As part of the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus is an online health resource that provides easily accessible consumer health information in English and Spanish.

Friends Helping Friends of Cayuga County  is a nonprofit emergency food pantry.
2-1-1- Lifeline for comprehensive Cayuga County health and human services resource lists.

Prevention Recommendations

Visit the CDC prevention page to view the most up-to-date recommendations.

The CDC and other health orgaizations recommend that the following precautions be taken to prevent the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus and other respiratory diseases:

  • Avoid close contact with others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • 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 using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to  others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • 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 soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • The flu shot is also recommended. Though the flu shot cannot protect you from COVID-19, it will help prevent against the flu, which has similar symptoms to this coronavirus.