COVID-19, a new and highly contagious coronavirus with significant respiratory symptoms, was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. As of June 2022, the United States has surpassed every country in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. This pandemic and the response to it are constantly evolving.
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Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available at the Broome County Health Department's Front Desk.
Expiration dates for some at-home COVID-19 tests have been extended. Click here to learn if your tests are safe to use.
Click here to find additional testing sites near you.
REPORT A COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE AND USE OUR COVID-19 GUIDANCE NAVIGATOR
Broome County Health Department is following CDC guidance which calls for prioritizing case notification for individuals in schools and high-risk congregate settings. As we return to the regular functions, we will no longer conduct case investigations or identify close contacts over the phone. We are committed to providing the tools and information to help our community manage this disease.
Click the image above to:
- Report your positive test, complete a quick case interview, and receive isolation documents
- Get advice on what to do if you are feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, be sure to
1) Report your case at the link above
2) Notify anyone that that you were within 6 feet of for 15 minutes or more during the 2 days before you became sick, with or without a mask
3) Follow this information about how to isolate: CDC Isolation Guidance
If you are a contact of a COVID-19 case, be sure to
1) Follow this information about how to quarantine: CDC Quarantine Guidance
2) Use the link above for advice on when to quarantine, wear a mask, and get tested NYSDOH Affirmation of Quarantine3) Complete and email/print this form if you need documentation for work:
New York State Department of Health has a free hotline for COVID-19 treatment.
The hotline is staffed 24/7. New York State residents will be assessed by medical providers who will identify a treatment plan and prescribe antiviral medicine if appropriate. Antiviral medicines can reduce symptoms of COVID-19 and the risk of hospitalizations.
The hotline is available for any New Yorker who tested positive for COVID-19 using any test. Health insurance is not required. New York State Department of Health will cover the costs for those without health insurance.
Call 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or visit the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website for evaluation and treatment.
Remember to speak with your primary care provider about your treatment plan and health concerns.
Currently the Broome County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 vaccine clinics for any New York resident aged 6 months and older.
As of 9/24/21, county COVID statistics can be found on the new Broome Country COVID-19 Dashboard. Click the logo above to navigate to the dashboard. Numbers will be updated Monday-Friday.
Looking for more data?
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly updates county-level COVID-19 data.
- New York State Department of Health provides extensive COVID-19 data.
- SUNY testing data, including that for SUNY Broome and Binghamton University, is available on the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker.
If you need help finding food, housing, or other resources, call 211.
For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the CDC's website.
If you are struggling with mental health during the pandemic, know you are not alone. Click below to explore Broome County mental health resources.