COVID-19

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Click Here to find out if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Click Here to find local Allegany County information and resources dealing with COVID-19.

Prevention

Everyone Should:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard it in a closed container.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

For people who are sick:

  • Stay home.
  • If you have a fever, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as acetaminophen.
  • Keep sick household members away from others. If you have a separate room that is best.
  • Use soap and water, a bleach and water solution, or EPA-approved household products. You can make your own cleanser with a mixture of 1 cup of liquid unscented chlorine bleach in 5 gallons of water.
  • Avoid sharing personal items.
  • Anyone at high risk for complications should talk to their healthcare provider for more information.

COVID-19 in Younger People:

July 23, 2020: Governor Cuomo announced the State is monitoring a significant rise in COVID-19 cases among younger people.

The weekly average COVID-19 rate among 21 to 30-year-olds has increased to 13.2 percent from 9.9 percent.

Younger New Yorkers are urged to educate themselves on the misconception of their vulnerability to COVID-19. Young people can get seriously sick and can die from the virus, and can bring it home and give it to others inadvertently.

To deliver the importance of this message, a social and PSA campaign has been launched to communicate the hard facts to young people: 

Resources

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