HUDSON RIVER ADVISORY: AVOID CONTACT WITH THE HUDSON RIVER IN WESTCHESTER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICEFlooding causes sewage treatment plant shut downs, raw sewage entering the Hudson in Croton and North Yonkers; partially treated sewage entering the Hudson at Yonkers treatment plant.
Boil water advisory remains in effect for Southwest Yonkers. Residents and businesses must continue to boil water before drinking or using to prepare food; next step is flushing lines and then water sampling to occur tomorrow.
|08/27/12||Boil Water Advisory issued for Southwest Yonkers. Residents and businesses instructed to boil water before drinking or using to prepare food. Advisory will remain in effect through tomorrow and until further notice.|
|8/10/12||Hudson River advisory in Westchester to be lifted Friday, August 10 at 11:00 PM. Around the clock repair effort completed; sewage discharge has ceased.|
|8/8/12||Hudson River Advisory: Avoid contact with the Hudson River in Westchester from Croton Point Park and Points South. Sewage line break in Tarrytown prompts planned discharge.|
|7/31/12||RABIES ALERT: Rabid Cat in Elmsford|
|7/20/12||First mosquito batches in Westchester test positive for West Nile Virus. Batches have begun appearing in neighboring counties|
|7/16/12||Is your child ready to go back to school?
Make sure your child is up-to-date with required school vaccines
|7/16/12||Health Department issues a heat advisory|
|7/11/12||RABIES ALERT: Rabid kitten in New Rochelle on Pelham Manor border|
|7/9/12||Free Rabies Clinic Sunday, July 15 in New Rochelle. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department|
|6/28/12||Health Department Issues Heat Advisory|
|6/28/12||Rabies Alert: Rabid Cat in Mount Kisco|
|6/26/12||Free Rapid HIV Tests available this week for National HIV Testing Day|
|6/19/12||Health Department issues heat advisory for Wednesday and Thursday.|
|5/18/12||National Health Survey underway in Westchester. Residents encouraged to participate if selected.|
|5/8/12||And the winner is...Cortlandt for the best tasting water. Westchester water taste test highlights National Drinking Water Week|
|5/4/12||County to hold annual water taste test contest Tuesday, May 8.|
|4/19/12||Warmer weather provides more chances for animal contact. Health Department offers tips to avoid rabies.|
|4/4/12||Seven schools recognized for hand washing effort during Public Health Week. County Executive Astorino awards certificates to Healthy Hands Club partners.|
|4/3/12||Astorino announces Westchester's health even better than last year.
Nationwide survey finds Westchester’s health ranks seventh in the state, up from 10th in 2011.
|3/27/12||County Board of Health honors Westchester Cares Action Program. Public Health Week Presentation of the 2012 Distinguished Public Health Service Award.|
|3/23/12||County Board of Health honors Westchester Cares Action Program
Public Health Week Presentation of the 2012 Distinguished Public Health Award.
|3/23/12||World TB Day observed March 24
Tuberculosis cases stable in Westchester but multi-drug-resistant cases a concern.
|2/22/12||On Dr. Oz County Health Department reveals food shopping safety tips.|
|2/22/12||Free Rabies Clinic Saturday, March 17 in Cortlandt Manor. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department.|
|1/12/12||No contaminated tissue box covers sold in Westchester|
|1/10/12||Board of Health seeks candidates for annual Public Health Award|
|12/01/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid cat in New Rochelle|
|11/30/11||WORLD AIDS DAY OBSERVANCE IN YONKERS
Ceremony marks 30 years of battling the epidemic
|11/17/11||Astorino marks Great American Smokeout by recognizing establishments that refused to sell cigarettes to minors.|
|11/16/11||Astorino announces health dept. to hold a second mass vaccine drill. Free flu shots will be given to students, police, firefighters and EMS workers as part of an exercise at Westchester Community College.|
|10/31/11||Astorino announces Health Dept. to hold mass vaccine drill. Free flu shots will be given to students and staff as part of exercise at Westchester Community College.|
|10/14/11||The Sneaky Chef Celebrates Food Day with Westchester.
Free food and fun for the whole family from Blythedale, Kohl’s and Westchester County.
|10/12/11||FREE Rabies Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats.
One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department
|10/11/11||The Sneaky Chef Celebrates Food Day with Westchester
Free food and fun for the whole family from Blythedale, Kohl’s and Westchester County
|10/6/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid Kitten in Ossining|
|10/3/11||On Dr. Oz Show tomorrow: County health department reveals health hazards that lurk in your home.|
|9/20/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid skunk on Braircliff manor and Ossining border|
|9/16/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid animals in five communities|
|9/15/11||Mamaroneck boater and beach advisory lifted.|
|9/14/11||Water conservation advisory lifted for Elmsford, Greenburgh,, Irgington, and Valhalla Grasslands Campus; Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are on their own locally imposed conservation advisory.|
|9/13/11||Flooding from heavy rains make conditions ripe for mosquito breeding. Health Department reminds residents to eliminate standing water.|
|9/13/11||Boater and beach advisory: Sewage spill into the sound in Mamaroneck.|
Water conservation advisory for Elmsford, Greenburgh, Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Grasslands Campus in Valhalla due to aftermath of recent storms. Residents advised to conserve water now through Wednesday morning; water remains safe to drink.
|8/30/11||Hudson River advisory in Westchester lifted|
|8/29/11||Hudson River advisory avoid contact with the Hudson River in Westchester from points south of Tarrytown. Sewage discharge in Yonkers prompts water advisory|
|8/25/11||First positive West Nile virus case in Westchester
Health Department reminds residents to take precautions against mosquitoes
|8/16/11||Advisory lifted for North of Sleepy Hollow and Croton Point Park Beach.|
|8/13/11||Contact with the Hudson River in Westchester cleared Sleepy Hollow and South. Philipse Manor Beach can reopen; Croton Point Park Beach remains closed.|
|8/12/11||Continue to avoid contact with the Hudson River in Westchester.
Impact of Sewer Main Break in Ossining Includes Continued Beach Closures
|8/11/11||Avoid contact with the Hudson River in Westchester.
Sewage Discharge in Ossining Closes Two Beaches
|8/4/11||Mosquito batch collected in Hastings tests positive for West Nile virus|
|8/3/11||Back-to-school immunization clinics offered|
|8/3/11||Rabid raccoon found in Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers|
|8/2/11||Free rabies clinic on Sunday, August 14 in New Rochelle|
|7/27/11||Hudson River advisory lifted: Hudson River in Westchester is cleared for recreation|
|7/26/11||Rabies Alert issued after two animals test positive for rabies. Rabid woodchuck confirmed in Bedford and rabid skunk confirmed in Briarcliff Manor.|
|7/22/11||Revised Hudson River Use Advisory: Hudson River from Ossining North is cleard for recreation; avoid Hudson River contact south of Ossining through this weekend.|
|7/22/11||RABIES ALERT: Rabid skunk confirmed in Briarcliff Manor|
|7/21/11||Hudson River use advisory: Avoid Hudson River through this weekend|
|7/18/11||Health Department issues Heat Advisory|
|7/14/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid kitten confirmed in Mount Pleasant|
|7/12/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid skunk confirmed in Rockefeller State Park|
|7/8/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid woodchuck confirmed in Ossining.|
|6/27/11||Boater and Beach Advisory: Limited Sewage Spill into the Sound|
|6/21/11||National HIV Testing Day is Monday, June 27. Free HIV tests in Westchester|
|6/10/11||Rabies Alert. Rabid grey fox confirmed in Briarcliff Manor|
|6/9/11||Rabies Alert. Rabid cat confirmed in Yorktown Heights.|
|6/8/11||Rabies Alert. Rabid raccoon confirmed in Larchmont.|
|6/8/11||Health Department issues a heat advisory.|
|5/27/11||Rabid Cat - rabid cat confirmed in Greenburgh.|
|5/23/11||Want to skip that side of E.Coli with your burger? Health Department offers food and outdoor safety tips for the barbecue season|
|5/5/11||Go Before You Show Program introduced. Team approach encourages Westchester women to seek early prenatal care for a healthier baby|
|5/5/11||And the winner is...New Rochelle for the best tasting water.
United Water New Rochelle wins Westchester water tasting contest during water week
|5/3/11||Water taste contest scheduled for tomorrow postponed for Thursday, May 5 instead|
|5/3/11||County to hold annual water taste test contest May 4|
|5/1/11||2011 West Nile Virus prevention efforts to begin in Westchester|
|4/22/11||County Health Department on Dr. Oz Show a second time. Second-hand shopping hazards you don't want to bring home.|
|4/11/11||Rabies Alert: Rabid cat confirmed in Yonkers|
|4/11/11||Health Department hosts food defense workshop. Program aimed at helping restaurants prevent deliberate contamination|
|4/5/11||County Board of Health presents 2011 Distinguished Public Health Service Award - Children's Environmental Health Center of the Hudson Valley is the recipient.|
|4/1/11||Free Rabies Vaccinations for dogs and cats. One-day vaccination clinic sponsored by the Westchester County Health Department|
|3/30/11||Westchester's health ranks among the 10 best statewide|
|3/11/11||Sewage discharge today in Yorktown and Peekskill follows heavy rains|
|3/11/11||Sewage discharge in Mount Kisco follows heavy rains|
|3/11/11||Sewage discharge in Peekskill resolved.|
|3/8/11||Storm water washes thousands of plastic disks from sewage treatment plant onto sound shore beaches.|
|3/8/11||Sewage discharge in Mount Kisco follows heavy rains|
|2/2/11||Boil water advisory lifted for Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Hawthorne, Valhalla and Thornwood|
|2/1/11||Boil water advisory will remain in effect at least until tomorrow afternoon for Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Hawthorne, Valhalla and Thornwood|
|1/31/11||Boil water advisory lifted for Briarcliff, Grasslands Reservation and Irvington. Boil water advisory continues for Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, hawthorne, Valhalla and Thornwood|
|1/30/11||Boil water advisory for Briarcliff, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Grasslands Reservation, Elmsford, Irvington, Hawthorne, Valhalla and Thornwood|