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.
With the number of COVID cases on the rise and the increased need for testing, the Cayuga County Health Department and Auburn Community Hospital want to share with you the various locations where testing is currently available.
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.
Visit the CDC COVID-19 Guidance Page to view up-to-date information on a variety of topics to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The CDC and other health organizations 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.
- If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places.
- In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
- People who have a condition or are taking medications that weaken their immune system may not be fully protected even if they are fully vaccinated. They should continue to take all precautions recommended for unvaccinated people, including wearing a well-fitted mask, until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.
- If you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- If you are fully vaccinated, see When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated.
- 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.