A Message from Tioga County Rural Ministry
If you or someone you know in Tioga County, NY has been laid off or lost employment due to COVID-19 and are struggling to pay bills, Tioga County Rural Ministry may be able to help. We know that many are still awaiting the arrival of unemployment checks. TCRM is only a phone call away. Please contact Alycia at 687-3021 or [email protected]. If you are unfamiliar with TCRM services, check out our website at tcrm.org.
RESOURCES - CDC, HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
The latest information from the Tioga County Health Department Health Department about the virus: Tioga County Health Department Website
Contact the Tioga County Health Department at: 607-687-8600
The most up-to-date information from the NYS Health Dept. about the virus: New York State Department of Health Website
General information about the virus from the CDC: CDC Website
Hand Washing/Hygiene Tips for Germ Prevention:
Hand Washing Tips From CDC
Germ Prevention From Healthy Children Website
The district has infectious disease protocols in place and has been taking steps, such as cleaning and disinfecting throughout its buildings and buses, to minimize the spread of viruses and a variety of other illnesses. There are a number of steps that students, staff and community members can take to minimize the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health:
• 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. Heavily soiled hands should be washed.
• 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 surface
In addition, New York has established a Novel Coronavirus Hotline, which can provide additional information. Call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms.
The district continues to closely monitor this fluid situation and we will follow guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH), Tioga County Public Health Department and the NYS Education Department.
If you or family members begin to show symptoms of a respiratory disease and suspect it may be COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider. Before going to your healthcare provider’s office, inform them that a case of COVID-19 is suspected, and follow their advice.