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Public Advisory:
Front-Line Workers

Greene County NY Public Notice

The Greene County Legislature sincerely thanks all Front-Line Workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 crisis and for taking precautions that minimize the spread of this infection. This not only includes healthcare workers and first responders, but grocery store employees,

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Public Advisory:
COVID-19 Testing & The Re-Opening of the Capital Region

Greene County NY Public Notice

Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent restrictions on gatherings, the Greene County Legislature has made unprecedented efforts to keep our residents and businesses safe and informed. The Governor’s daily crisis updates have repeatedly emphasized the need

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Measles – No Known Potential Exposures in Greene County

During the recent Measles outbreak downstate, there has been one case attributed to Greene County. However, this individual contracted measles while in Brooklyn, NY and has remained there since. Measles is a very contagious respiratory infection. It causes a total-body

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Greene County Public Health Provides FREE HIV Testing in December

Communicable Disease Awareness

The Greene County Department of Public Health is providing Free HIV Testing for walk-ins throughout the month of December in conjunction with World AIDS Awareness month.  The latest statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that 1 in

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September Flu Clinics Across Greene County – Don’t Procrastinate, Inoculate.

Communicable Disease Awareness

Greene County Public Health Department announces the dates for this year’s Flu clinics for adults over age 18: September 22 – Washington Irving Senior Center, 15 Academy St, Catskill, NY September 25 – Acra Senior Center, Old Route 23B Acra, NY September 26 –

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HIV PrEP Available Through Greene County Public Health

Communicable Disease Awareness

WHAT IS PrEP? Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. The pill (brand name

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Greene County Public Health 2016 Flu Immunization Clinic Dates

Communicable Disease Awareness

Greene County Public Health Department announces the dates for this year’s Flu Immunization clinics for adults over age 18: September 26 – Rivertown Senior Center, Athens September 27 – Acra Senior Center, Acra September 28 – Coxsackie Senior Center, Coxsackie

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New Recommendations on Flu from CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Communicable Disease Awareness

Greene County residents are advised to prepare for the upcoming Flu season through early immunization. While current U.S. flu activity is low, some flu viruses circulate during the summer and influenza activity often begins increasing in October. CDC recommends a

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ZIKA Resources for Care Providers from HHS and CDC

Communicable Disease Awareness

Zika virus is spreading rapidly,and local transmission (mosquitoes spreading Zika in the area) is already occurring in several US territories and numerous other countries. While, as of July 1, 2016, local transmission had NOT occurred in the continental US, it is

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GCPH Initiates Best Practices eNewsletter for Healthcare Providers

Communicable Disease Awareness

The Communicable Disease Awareness program is a Greene County Public Health Department initiative that provides timely information to At-Risk Communities and Care Providers.  Each eNewsletter contains helpful links and Best Practice guidelines for the testing and treatment of Communicable Diseases in Greene

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