Coronavirus

Do you have questions about COVID-19? If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, call our COVID-19 hotline!

BCHD Services

Did you have a positive COVID-19 home test? Or maybe you tested positive at a pharmacy and need paperwork for work or school?

You can report your positive test to us using our COVID-19 Self-Report Tool. This online tool will walk you through how long you should stay home and will provide the paperwork you need for work or school.

If you are sick with COVID-19, you should notify anyone 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. Read more from the CDC about when and how to isolate.

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available at Broome County Health Department! We are located at 225 Front Street Binghamton, NY. Simply walk in our front door and grab some from the 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.

*NOTE:  Registration for Broome County Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics is done online only. Please do not call the health department. If you need assistance, call 211.

Broome County Health Department offers community-based COVID-19 vaccine clinics in locations that are convenient for community members. Upcoming vaccine clinics are listed below> Click on the clinic you wish to sign up for to make an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are also widely available at pharmacies and some healthcare providers’ offices. Visit www.vaccines.gov to find a vaccine near you.

If you need assistance getting to your appointment, call 211.

The Broome County COVID-19 Dashboard is updated Monday-Friday; not on holidays or weekends. Click the icon below to access the dashboard. 

Click here for a mobile-friendly COVID-19 map dashboard.

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COVID-19 FAQ

Our COVID-19 Self-Report Tool will walk you through how long you should stay home and will provide the paperwork you need for work and school. In addition, notify anyone 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. We encourage you to read more from the CDC about when and how to isolate.

Don’t panic! Our COVID-19 Guidance Navigator is an online tool that will walk you through what to do if you were exposed to COVID-19. Our guidance navigator follows CDC and NYS guidelines.

If you have a positive COVID-19 test, please report your test to us using our COVID-19 Self-Report Tool. This online tool will walk you through how long you should stay home and will provide the paperwork you need for work and school.

If you were exposed to COVID-19, Broome County does not provide quarantine orders (paperwork). We encourage you to read more from the CDC about when and how to quarantine.

Learn more about COVID-19 symptoms, testing, treatment, and more by visiting the CDC's website.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and what you can expect when you get one by visiting the CDC’s website.

The immunity (protection) you get from the COVID-19 vaccine wanes (decreases) over time. Boosters “boost” your immunity to keep you protected from COVID-19.

Everyone age 5 and older is eligible to get a bivalent or “updated” booster in New York State. This booster protects against two strains of the Omicron variant.

Visit New York State Department of Health’s website to learn more about COVID-19 booster eligibility in NYS.

If you have COVID-19, there are medications that can prevent you from getting seriously sick. These treatments require a prescription. Talk to your healthcare provider to see what is right for you.

If you don’t have a healthcare provider, call 1-888-TREAT-NY or visit the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access Website.

Visit New York State Department of Health to learn more about COVID-19 treatments.

If you are feeling stressed, anxious, or just plain not okay because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you don’t have to go through it alone. Click below to find resources from Broome County Mental Health Department.

If you need help finding food, housing, or other resources, call 211.

 

If you are a school administrator, faculty or staff member looking for COVID-19 resources and guidance, please visit the Broome County Executive Office’s school resource webpage.