Public Health Notices

 

 

 

IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE - PLEASE READ IMMEDIATELY!

 

The New York State Health Department urges everyone 6 months and older who haven’t had a flu shot to get one now. Flu rates are extremely high with a record number of people hospitalized. Flu spreads easily and can be deadly. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills, and fatigue. If you think you have the flu, visit your doctor, ask about a prescription antiviral - and stay home! For more information, visit Health.ny.gov/flu.

 

 

WHY GETTING A FLU SHOT MATTERS - NY Times.....read more

  

 

 

 

 

 

 Preparing for a Storm

HUrricane supplies 
 
 
 
 

Stay safe during a hurricane

hurricane evacuation

During a hurricane, whether you evacuate or stay home, there are important steps to take to stay safe.
Click the links below on how to stay safe during a hurricane.

 


We’ve all heard the news reports about ZIKA virus, so let’s review the facts and the steps that you can take to help prevent it:

 

Fact 1: the ZIKA virus is transmitted by a species of mosquito that bites during the day and breeds in containers of standing water near where people live.  

Fact 2: SO FAR, none of the affected or suspected mosquito species have been detected in Ulster County.

Fact 3:  you can take common-sense steps to reduce the chances of mosquitos breeding, and biting, near your home by keeping your gutters clean and eliminating sources of standing water such as old tires, barrels, cans and other items and areas where small pools of water gather. Also, keep your screens in good repair - and use insect repellant as directed. 

Fact 4: if you or your partner have traveled to an area where ZIKA is known to be present and you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, speak to your health care provider about getting tested.

 

For details, visit/call:

Centers for Disease Control  -  CDC ZIKA site

New York State Department of Health -  NYSDOH ZIKA site

or call the NYS ZIKA Information Line at 1-888-364-4723 (you can also obtain free and non-toxic (to humans, pets and wildlife) tablets that kill mosquito larvae by calling this #)

 

Great Video on How to Keep Your Home and Yard Mosquito Free - Courtesy of University of California

 

 

 

EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGE OR CRISIS? HELP IS ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY - ULSTER COUNTY MOBILE MENTAL HEALTH  

Mobile Mental Health is operated by ACCESS: Supports for Living. Call 1-844-277-4820.  Connect with a trained counselor when stress, depression or other mental health issues create a personal crisis. Help is only a phone call away. Your call with a trained counselor will be kept confidential.  This service is available to all Ulster County residents at NO CHARGE.

 

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