Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
A novel coronavirus called COVID-19 has been detected in millions of people worldwide. Cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New York State, including Westchester County, and it is expected that more cases of COVID-19 will be identified in the future. For the most current information, orders, tools and documents, visit our Coronavirus Page. Information and guidance about COVID-19 for health care providers can be found on our Physician's Corner.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing
Information about COVID-19 antibody testing can be found on the Testing, Treatment and Results section of our Coronavirus Page and in this Public Health Update.

Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19
The Westchester County Department of Health is alerting parents and guardians that there has been a rare, but serious, childhood inflammatory disease reported among children and teens  (En español) with a possible link to COVID-19. The New York State Department of Health is investigating several cases of severe illness in children and child deaths that may be related to COVID-19 where children are experiencing symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock-like syndrome. 

COVID-19 Contact Tracers, Team Supervisors and Community Support Specialists Needed
Would you like to be part of the New York State COVID-19 Contact Tracing Initiative? Information about applying to be part of the NYS Contact Tracing Team, can be found on the Contact Tracing section of our Coronavirus page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
West Nile Virus Annual Minnow Giveaway Canceled
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Westchester County Department of Health will not be giving away free minnows for residential ponds and water features this year. The Health Department does plan to trap mosquitoes and send batches to the New York State Department of Health for testing. Larviciding will be targeted to areas where cases of West Nile Virus have been found. To prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, and to keep mosquitos from biting, residents should remove standing water around their yards, cover trash containers kept outside and drain birdbaths and other items that can hold water twice a week.

Hand Washing - Clean Hands Save Lives
Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

Children's Camp Workshop 2020
Due to the ever evolving COVID-19 outbreak the 2020 Children’s Camp Workshop, scheduled for April 1, has been cancelled. The permit applications will be mailed out and all additional required paperwork, including the 2020 Powerpoint presentation, will be posted on Camp Operator Workshop.You will be notified when we have posted any and all information on the website.

Health Department Clinic Schedule Update
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Health Department Clinics in White Plains and Yonkers will operate on the following modified schedule until further notice:

  • Sexual Health Clinics will be held by appointment only. No walk in patients will be accepted. 
    • Yonkers - Every other Monday, 3 pm to 6 pm. Next clinic dates are June 1 and June 15.
    • White Plains - Wednesdays, 11 am to 4 pm.
  • Tuberculosis Clinics will be medication pick-up only by appointment. No walk in patients will be accepted.
    • Yonkers - Every other Monday, 3 pm to 6 pm. Next clinic dates are June 1 and June 15.
    • White Plains- Thursdays, 4 pm to 7 pm. 
  • Immunization Clinics are closed until further notice.

Any patient that must be seen urgently should contact their clinic and ask to speak with a clinic nurse or clinician. White Plains Clinic - 995-5800, Yonkers Clinic - 231-2500.