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05/19/2022 INCREASES IN SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS PROMPT REMINDER FROM ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: STIs ARE TREATABLE Hotline introduced to expand access to free medications to treat the partners of people diagnosed with an STI – Every Partner Treated (EPT)
05/18/2022 ERIE COUNTY STATEMENT ON THREAT TO HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINIC ERIE COUNTY STATEMENT ON THREAT TO HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLINIC
05/16/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CELEBRATES EMS PERSONNEL DURING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK First responders rise to the challenge of protecting community health and safety
05/12/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADVISES CONTINUED COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES Preventive measures protect the people most vulnerable to severe illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19
04/25/2022 NATIONAL MEDICAL LABORATORY PROFESSIONALS WEEK RUNS FROM APRIL 24-30 Erie County Public Health Lab supports “giving the gift of health”
04/22/2022 “HIGH” COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEVEL PROMPTS ADDITIONAL SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH On Thursday, April 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Erie County meets the indicators for a “high” COVID-19 level.
04/14/2022 WITH COVID-19 CASES INCREASING, ERIE COUNTY SHARES SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INDIVDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS With family and religious gatherings this weekend and this month, and the end of a vacation or travel week for many, we are asking all residents to consider the COVID-19 risks for themselves and...
04/11/2022 TWO DATES SET FOR FREE RABIES VACCINATION CLINICS FOR DOGS, INDOOR & OUTDOOR CATS, AND FERRETS Erie County Department of Health schedules sites in Tonawanda and city of Buffalo
04/11/2022 “TEST TO TREAT” OPTION OFFERED BY ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH THROUGH ITS COVID-19 TEST SITES Eligible people with a positive COVID-19 test result from an ECDOH test site may receive a prescription for Paxlovid, a COVID-19 treatment
04/07/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES COVID-19 TEST LOCATIONS, HOURS Each location offers free testing. Appointments are suggested but walk-ins are welcome; call (716) 858-2929 or visit www.erie.gov/covidtest for more information.
04/04/2022 NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK OBSERVED APRIL 4-10 Week recognizes the importance of putting health equity at the center of public health work
04/04/2022 SECOND BOOSTER DOSES FOR COVID-19 VACCINE AVAILABLE FROM ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLINICS Generally, this updated guidance allows a second COVID-19 booster dose at least four months after receiving a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine for: people...
03/24/2022 ENRICHMENT PROGRAM AVAILABLE FOR LEAD-POISONED CHILDREN IN ERIE COUNTY “Lead it Go” provides parents and caregivers with supportive educational tools to address negative effects of toxic lead exposure
03/17/2022 NATIONAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK STARTS MARCH 20 Erie County is #2 in calls to the Upstate New York Poison Center
03/02/2022 LIVES LOST TO OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS TO BE REMEMBERED ON BLACK BALLOON DAY EVENT ON MARCH 6 Erie County’s Black Balloon Day virtual event will begin at 1 p.m. via WebEx on March 6. This event will begin with an invocation by Pastor Steven Easley of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, followed...
03/01/2022 A FAMILIAR MESSAGE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH: GET SCREENED The Erie County Cancer Services Program screens uninsured and underinsured residents starting at age 45
02/28/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHARES UPDATE TO NYS SCHOOL MASKING REQUIREMENTS & NEW CDC COMMUNITY GUIDANCE ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHARES UPDATE TO NYS SCHOOL MASKING REQUIREMENTS & NEW CDC COMMUNITY GUIDANCE
02/23/2022 ERIE COUNTY CANCER SERVICES PROGRAM PARTNERS WITH TOPS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Outreach team will distribute FIT Kits at 18 Tops Friendly Markets stores over 17 days in March
02/23/2022 ERIE COUNTY OPIATE EPIDEMIC TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES NARCAN USE TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR SPRING 2022 All participants will receive a free Narcan kit after the training is complete.
02/16/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES COVID-19 TESTING OPTIONS Erie County residents may request PCR or rapid (ID Now) COVID-19 testing
02/04/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABILITY OF COVID-19 ORAL ANTIVIRAL MEDICATIONS If you have COVID-19 symptoms, confirm a diagnosis with a lab test and talk to your doctor about prescription options
02/03/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHANGING COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE HOURS Call Center open weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., starting Monday, Feb. 7
01/31/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO OFFER WALK-IN COVID-19 TESTING AT TWO SITES ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO OFFER WALK-IN COVID-19 TESTING AT TWO SITES
01/20/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON NEW YORK STATE GUIDANCE RELATED TO COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATIONS ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON NEW YORK STATE GUIDANCE RELATED TO COVID-19 CASE INVESTIGATIONS
01/19/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS SCREENING FOR DETECTION AND VACCINE FOR PREVENTION DURING NATIONAL CERVICAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH Available screening tests can identify precancerous cells, which might become cervical cancer if not treated appropriately.
01/16/2022 WITH IMPENDING MAJOR WINTER STORM CONDITIONS, ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CANCELS COVID-19 TESTING SITES, VACCINE CLINICS AND COVID-19 INFORMATION LINE FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 17 The ECDOH-19 COVID-19 Information Line will be closed on Monday, January 17 and will reopen on Tuesday, January 18 at 8:30 a.m.
01/12/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COORDINATES COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS FOR CHILDREN WITH LOCAL CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS These vaccine clinics will offer Pfizer COVID-19 doses for children under 18 years old, and vaccine including boosters for eligible family members.
01/12/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH LAUNCHES TEST TO STAY PROGRAM WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS These schools expressed an interest in implementing the Test to Stay option for their students, and will work closely with the ECDOH Epidemiology School Team to coordinate testing and data reporting.
01/11/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EXPANDS COVID-19 TESTING CAPACITY, INFO LINE HOURS Appointments are still required for free ECDOH COVID-19 testing; call (716) 858-2929.
01/11/2022 BOOSTERS AVAILABLE: ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VACCINE CLINICS OFFER COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSES TO ALL ELIGIBLE ECDOH COVID-19 vaccine clinics follow CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) guidance for booster administration.
01/07/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SENDS NEARLY 40,000 COVID-19 TEST KITS TO VILLAGE, TOWN AND CITY EMERGENCY MANAGERS Mass distribution effort scheduled in most municipalities for Saturday morning
01/07/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PRESENTS TEST TO STAY PROGRAM TO SCHOOL LEADERS & DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS Plans in place for the initiative to begin for many schools next week
01/06/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES SCHOOLS, FAMILIES ON TEST TO STAY PROGRAM ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH UPDATES SCHOOLS, FAMILIES ON TEST TO STAY PROGRAM
01/05/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN COVID-19 OPERATIONS FOR JANUARY 6 DUE TO EXPECTED WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS With the potential for winter weather to impact travel and road conditions on Thursday, January 6, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is making the following announcement about COVID-19...
01/02/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH EXPLAINS BEST PRACTICES FOR MASK USE The best mask is the one you wear consistently and properly.
01/02/2022 ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADJUSTS CASE INVESTIGATION PRACTICES IN RESPONSE TO HIGH VOLUME OF COVID-19 REPORTS ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ADJUSTS CASE INVESTIGATION PRACTICES IN RESPONSE TO HIGH VOLUME OF COVID-19 REPORTS

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