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Communicable Diseases

Communicable Disease Prevention

Diseases that are spread from person to person are called communicable diseases.  This program routinely investigates and aids in the prevention of the spread of reportable communicable diseases through investigation and education by Prevention Nurses Team and Environmental Health Staff.   This involves interaction with county residents, medical facilities, nursing homes, local physicians, and other county health departments.

Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements

The following is a list of some common diseases with links to further information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information on diseases and conditions please refer to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the NYS Department of Health website.

COVID-19 Daily Updates

  • Daily up-to-date COVID-19 numbers are posted on Chenango County'sPublic Health Facebook page. Please like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChenangoLHD/
  • Questions and concerns can be sent to: covid19@co.chenango.ny.us

    COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Videos

  • Chenango County COVID-19 Q&A Forum #1
  • Chenango County COVID-19 Q&A Forum #2

    COVID-19 Publications

  • CDC Coronavirus Information
  • Cleaning COVID-19
  • COVID-19 General Building Cleaning Guidance
  • COVID-19 Publications Tool Kit
  • How to Wash Hands Effectively
  • Pandemic Preparedness
  • Signs and Symptoms of COVID-19
  • Steps to Protect Yourself From Illness
  • WHO 2019 Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information
  • DIY Cloth Face Covering Instructions

    New York State COVID-19 Information

  • Novel Coronavirus - What New Yorkers Should Know (YouTube Link) - Also available in the following languages: Cantonese & Mandarin
  • Novel Coronavirus - A message from New York State's Health Commissioner (YouTube Link) - Also available in the following languages: Cantonese, Simplified Chinese, & Korean
  • NYS COVID-19 Message (YoutTube Link)
  • NYS COVID-19 Update Message (YouTube Link)
  • NYSDOH 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information
  • Clothmasks - 4/10/2020

    Chenango County Notice, Memo & Press Release

  • Access Public Health's Press Releases
  • Employer Guide COVID-19 - No Date
  • Chenango County COVID-19 General Announcement - 3/2/2020
  • Facility Operators Memo - 3/10/2020
  • Food Service Memo - 3/10/2020
  • Easter Passover Holiday Notice - 4/10/2020
  • Reminder to Care For Your Health Notice - 4/30/2020
  • Gradual Opening Phase 1 Notice - 5/13/2020
  • Corona Virus Press Release Update - 6/3/2020
  • Patrons Responsibility When Dining Out - 6/22/2020


  • Bassett Healthcare: Call 607-547-5555 or go to https://www.bassett.org/covid-19
  • UHS Nurse Direct: Call 607-763-5555 or go to https://www.nyuhs.org/
  • Upstate University Hospital Opens CNY Regional Triage Line for COVID-19
  • NYSDOH 2019-nCoV Public Hotline: New Yorker’s can call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms
  • Dr. Cohen COVID-19 Radio Message

    COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chenango COVID-19 For Employees
  • Chenango COVID-19 Q&A Part 1
  • Chenango COVID-19 Q&A Part 2
  • Chenango COVID-19 Q&A Part 3
  • Chenango COVID-19 Q&A Part 4