NEW Date for First Dose COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at Westchester Community College in Valhalla for NY Residents 18 Years of Age or Older. The Moderna vaccine will be given.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Effective April 6, all New Yorkers 16 years and older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Persons under 18 years of age will need parental consent and to register at a site offering the Pfizer vaccine. At this time, the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines were only approved for those 18 years of age and older.  Use the Am I Eligible app to determine eligibility before registering. The NY State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, 1(833) NYS-4-VAX, (833)-697-4829 is also open for scheduling vaccination appointments at state operated clinics for eligible New Yorkers. To find clinics offering Pfizer and other COVID-19 vaccine please visit Vaccine Finder.

Any Westchester Resident in need of a Sign Language Interpreter (SLI) at any Westchester County Department of Health operated vaccine clinic should contact the Westchester County Office for People with Disabilities at least seven days in advance of their vaccine appointment. The Westchester County Department of Health will cover all costs for the SLI. Contact Andrea Sadowski by email at afs5@westchestergov.com or by phone at (914) 995-2956 to make arrangements.

Call the NY State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline, 1(833) NYS-4-VAX, (1-833-697-4829), or use the Am I Eligible app to schedule a vaccination appointment online at a NY state operated clinic. You can also use the Vaccine Finder tool to find other community sites where vaccine is available in your area. Please note that the Westchester County Center Vaccination Clinic site in White Plains is run by New York State. If you have an appointment scheduled at the Westchester County Center, you will need to check with New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

Vaccine Finder Tool
Locate pharmacies and other community sites that are offering COVID-19 vaccinations in your area using the Vaccine Finder tool.

COVID-19 Large Gathering Event Notification Form
This Large Gathering Event Notification Form (Chrome browser recommended) (user instructions) is to be completed by the responsible party or parties, i.e.: owner, operator and or business hosting the event. This form is mandatory for events with 51 or more attendees or for any size event that allows dancing, entertainment, cocktail hour, etc. Capacity is based on 75 percent of the maximum room/tent  certified occupancy or the State Social Gathering limit, whichever is less. A separate form must be submitted for each event to the Westchester County Health Department at least five days in advance of your event. View the Catered Events and COVID-19 Guidelines Webinar (password pUd5EVcn).

  As of March 22, 2021
COVID-19 testing is required for any indoor event that has 101 to 150 guests maximum at this time. COVID-19 testing is not required for outoor events up to 200 guests. As of April 2, 2021, Covid-19 testing will be required for outdoor events of 201 to 500 guest maximum.

High Risk Sports Guidance
School administrators and parents looking for information about playing high risk sports can view guidance under the School Reopening Information and Rescources tab.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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 Contact Tracing
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been identified as a contact, you will get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993). Because the disease can be transmitted without symptoms, speaking with people who test positive and notifying people about a possible exposure is critical to stop the spread. So, if you get a call from “NYS Contact Tracing” (518-387-9993), please answer the phone so we can keep NY and Westchester moving forward and stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about how Contact Tracing works and how to become a Contact Tracing Team Member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Rabies Clinic on April 25, 2021
Westchester County residents can bring their dogs, cats and ferrets in for free rabies vaccinations on Sunday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stamen Animal Hospital, 61 Quaker Ridge Road in New Rochelle. Appointments are required. Call (914) 632-1269 for more information.

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.

FDA Hand Sanitizer Warning
FDA is warning consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products that are labeled to contain ethanol (also known as ethyl alcohol) but that have tested positive for methanol or 1-propanol contamination. Consumers who have products on the list of hand sanitizers with potential methanol or 1-propanol contamination should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it, ideally in a hazardous waste container. Do not pour these products down the drain or flush them. Contact the Westchester County Household Material Recovery Facility (H-MRF) for more information on hazardous waste and to arrange for disposal.

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 - No Sexual Health Clinics at this location. 
    • White Plains - Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
                                                 
  • Tuberculosis Clinics, including medication pick-up, by appointment only. No walk in patients will be accepted.
    • White Plains - Every Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 .pm. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Immunization Clinics are closed until further notice.

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