Coronavirus Information

End of CDC's Public Health Emergency Declaration

May 11, 2023, marked the end of the federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency declaration.  Learn more about the end of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and current COVID-19 precautions: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/end-of-phe.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html

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End of Pandemic

Isolate and take precautions if you have or suspect you have COVID-19

Follow isolation and precaution recommendations if you have or suspect you have COVID-19. These steps help prevent spreading the virus to others in your household and your community. Take precautions regardless of your vaccination status. :
CDC Infographic on Isolating and Taking Precautions

I've Tested Positive or Been Exposed to COVID 19, Now What?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated their Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 effective August 11, 2022 - the updated guidance can be found here: CDC Covid guidance Opens in new window

I've Tested Positive on an "At Home" COVID Test

Washington County Public Health is accepting online reports from those testing positive for COVID-19 on an "At Home" Rapid Antigen test that has received the Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA. If you have tested positive on one of the approved tests, complete your self-test report by clicking the button below:

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If you've been isolated for COVID-19 and are preparing to return to work/school and are in need of an Affirmation of Isolation Form, click here: 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts/Information 

Weekly Vaccine Clinics at Public Health, 415 Lower Main St, Hudson Falls, NY.

Every Wednesday  - By Appointment: 2PM - 4PM.  Register by Calling 518-746-2400.

Those who wish to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at one of our clinics should:

  • All youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a Parent/Guardian
  • Bring Identification
  • Wear a Short Sleeve Shirt
  • Plan to stay at least 15 minutes following vaccination for monitoring


IN NEED OF A COVID-19 AT HOME TEST KIT?

We have COVID-19 "At Home" test kits for pick-up Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM). 

FDA ISSUES SHELF LIFE EXTENSIONS TO SOME "AT HOME" COVID-19 TEST KITS

TESTING FOR COVID-19

We have been getting a lot of calls lately asking for COVID testing sites.  

You can try your Primary Care Provider or check out NYSDOH's COVID Testing site page. You can search for sites near your zipcode. 

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you


COMBATTING THE MISINFORMATION

Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new program -#GetTheVaxFacts - to combat COVID-19 vaccine misinformation online. The campaign includes a dedicated website as well as downloadable toolkits to address the most pressing misinformation topics around the COVID-19 vaccine in a thorough and easy-to-understand way. The new resources cover misinformation related to pregnancy and infertility, side effects, safety and speed, as well as government conspiracy theories that continue to circulate on social media and digital forums. Read the FAQs, Myths & Facts and get more info here:  https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/combatting-misinformation-about-covid-19-vaccines

COVID vaccines are widely available at pharmacies, local health departments, clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and other locations across the state. 

Find a Vaccination site by zipcode here:  

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WHY GET VACCINATED?

Building defenses against COVID-19 in our communities is a team effort, each and every one of us is a key part of that defense and adds another layer of protection against COVID-19. Everyone (living or working in NYS) age 6 months and over are eligible for vaccination today! Have questions about the vaccines themselves or the process? The AdCouncil has a great info site here with all the answers to help you decide which vaccine is right for you 👉 http://getvaccineanswers.org 

Our team at Washington County, NY Public Health Department remains committed to ensuring all those in our county who wish to be vaccinated can be vaccinated! We encourage everyone to stay up to date, informed and be patient as we all work through these challenges together.

NYS COVID-19 "VACCINE TRACKER"

NYS recently released a statewide system tracking delivery of vaccine by residency of the person(s) vaccinated. To view the date published by the state relative to vaccine distribution and delivery, you can view the Vaccine Tracker here:   https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/vaccination-progress-date

PUBLIC / COMMUNITY INFORMATION

SPECIALIZED INFORMATION

CYBERSECURITY INFORMATION ON COVID-19

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to COVID-19.

CISA encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions.

  • Avoid clicking on links in unsolicited emails and be wary of email attachments. See Using Caution with Email Attachments and Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Scams for more information.
  • Use trusted sources—such as legitimate, government websites—for up-to-date, fact-based information about COVID-19.
  • Do not reveal personal or financial information in email, and do not respond to email solicitations for this information.
  • Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information.