Broome County Health Department Issues Public Health Statement October 12

Oct 17, 2017


Welcome to the official website of the Broome County Health Department. In this release, we aim to address several public health concerns that have been identified in the area. It is crucial to stay informed about these issues and follow the guidelines provided by our department to ensure the well-being of the community.

Public Health Statement

As a responsible and proactive health department, we want to keep the residents of Broome County informed about the latest public health concerns. Our department has identified a number of areas where we ask the community to remain vigilant and take appropriate measures. By staying informed and following these guidelines, we can collectively work towards a healthier community.

1. Maintaining General Hygiene

To prevent the spread of infectious diseases, it is important to practice good hygiene. This includes regular handwashing with soap and water, using hand sanitizers when necessary, and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your elbow when coughing or sneezing. By following these simple practices, we can minimize the risk of infections and keep ourselves and others safe.

2. Managing Food Safety

Proper food handling and preparation are crucial to prevent foodborne illnesses. Make sure to follow safe food practices such as washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly, cooking food to the recommended temperatures, and avoiding cross-contamination between raw and cooked foods. By being mindful of food safety, we can reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses and protect our health.

3. Mental Health and Well-being

It's essential to prioritize mental health and well-being, especially during challenging times. Take care of your mental and emotional health by practicing self-care activities, engaging in regular physical exercise, and reaching out for support when needed. Remember that seeking help is a sign of strength, and there are resources available to assist you in maintaining mental health and well-being.

4. Vaccinations and Preventive Care

Staying up to date with vaccinations and receiving preventive care is crucial for ensuring optimal health. Check your immunization records and schedule regular health check-ups with your healthcare provider. Vaccinations can protect against various diseases, and preventive screenings can detect potential health issues early, allowing for timely intervention and treatment.

5. Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared for emergencies is a vital aspect of public health. Make sure to have an emergency kit stocked with essential supplies, create a family emergency plan, and stay informed about emergency notifications and procedures in your area. By being prepared, you can mitigate risks and respond effectively in case of emergencies or natural disasters.

6. Community Resources

Broome County offers a variety of community resources that are available to support your health and well-being. These include healthcare facilities, mental health services, support groups, and educational programs. Utilize these resources to access the necessary information and support in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


The Broome County Health Department is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of the community. By staying informed about public health concerns, following guidelines, and utilizing available resources, we can all contribute to creating a healthier and safer environment. Together, let's prioritize our health and build a stronger community.

Ken Hill
Helpful information for everyone!
Nov 8, 2023
Thanks for the update! 👍
Oct 5, 2023