Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines. The World Health Organization officially classified COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Broome County is working closely with state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to keep Broome County safe and healthy.

For the latest information, visit the CDC COVID-19 website. For frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page. For information on accessing County services from home, visit our COVID-19 services page.

GET INVOLVED! For information on how to donate medical supplies, visit our informational page here.

COVID-19 NUMBERS
As of 3/27/20 at 2:00PM. Please note these numbers are frequently changing.

Pending Test Results for COVID-19 Total Positive Test Results Negative Test Results Total Tested Total COVID-19 Related Deaths In Precautionary Quarantine  In Mandatory Quarantine
70 17 161 248 3 46 123

NEWS

3/27/2020 UPDATE: Floyd. L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena Announced as COVID-19 Triage Area

3/26/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Closes Greater Binghamton Transportation Center to Commercial Traffic

3/25/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Launches COVID-19 Map

3/24/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Provides Updates on COVID-19 Response

3/23/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Announces Donation Drop-Off Site & Closure of Public Playgrounds

3/21/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Confirms First COVID-19 Related Death 

3/19/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Transit Implements Changes in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

3/18/2020 UPDATE: County Executive Jason Garnar Announces County Facilities to Close to Public

3/18/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Opens Daycare for Children of Employees

3/17/2020 UPDATE: County Executive Jason Garnar Announces First Confirmed COVID-19 Case Within Broome County

3/17/2020 UPDATE: County Facilities Operate Under Summer Hours

3/16/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Transit Buses to Make Stops at Certain Designated BOCES Student Meal Pick-Up Sites

3/16/2020 UPDATE: County Executive Garnar Signs Two New Emergency Orders

3/15/2020 UPDATE: Update on Services for Broome County Seniors

3/15/2020 UPDATE: Meals to be Provided for all Broome County Students

3/14/2020 UPDATE: County Executive Jason Garnar Declares State Of Emergency In Broome And Closes K-12 Schools

3/12/2020 UPDATE: Governor Cuomo Announces New Mass Gatherings Regulations

3/4/2020 UPDATE: Broome County Health Department Monitoring COVID-19 Closely

EMERGENCY ORDERS

State of Emergency declared due to COVID-19 outbreak

Emergency Order 1: Suspension of instruction for K-12 and cancellation of all extracurricular activities

Emergency Order 2: Prohibition of large gatherings in public spaces in accordance with NYDOH guidance

Emergency Order 3: Requires daycare providers prioritize new applications of essential employees and first responders

Emergency Order 4: Prohibition of gatherings in excess of 50 people in accordance with CDC guidance

Emergency Order 5: Restriction of travel with the exception of travel necessary for work or to support health and safety

Emergency Order 6: Closure of certain Broome County facilities to the public

Emergency Order 7: Delay of County employee financial disclosure

Emergency Order 8: Closure of all public playgrounds, athletic courts, and sporting fields

Emergency Order 9: Waiver of adoption fees at Broome County Dog Shelter

RESOURCES

Broome Tioga BOCES Meal Schedule 3/23-27

Local Restaurants offering free meals to school children

Seniors in need of any services, including senior center take-out meal reservations, please call 2-1-1

Symptoms

The 2019 novel coronavirus may cause mild to severe respiratory symptoms like:

  • cough
  • fever
  • trouble breathing
  • pneumonia

CDC believes at this time that symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are experiencing symptoms and may have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who has traveled to areas of concern, contact your health provider by phone immediately.

Prevention

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:

  • 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.
  • 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 surfaces.

Information for General Public

Specialized Information