Beat The Heat! 
If you need a place to cool off, try your local cooling center. A Cooling Center provides a place for you and your family to go to cool down during hot summer days. Use the Cooling Center Finder and enter your address for the one closest to where you live.

COVID-19 Resources
We have reorganized our COVID-19 content in hopes of providing a more user friendly presentation of all the services, data and advice the County offers:
Vaccination Clinic Registration and Information (Ages 6 months and up)
Testing and Treatment Information
Quarantine and Isolation Guidance 
WCDH Coronavirus Updates (school resources, data and more)
Find your COVID-19 community levels (low, medium, or high), and prevention steps to take based on the latest CDC data.

Monkeypox Vaccine Clinics on Mondays and Wednesdays at 134 Court Street, White Plains. Appointments are required.
People at higher risk for monkeypox infection may consider vaccination with the two-dose JYNNEOS vaccine. In accordance with CDC guidance, this includes those who:

  • Had contact with someone who had a rash that looks like monkeypox or with someone who was diagnosed with confirmed or probable monkeypox
  • Had skin-to-skin contact with someone in a social network experiencing monkeypox activity; this includes men who have sex with men who meet partners through an online website, digital application (“app”), or social event such as at a bar or party  
  • Traveled outside the United States to a country with confirmed cases of monkeypox or where monkeypox activity has been ongoing

If you meet the CDC guidance outlined above, you are eligible to register for an appointment at one of our upcoming Monkeypox Vaccination Clinics . If appointments are unavailable, please check back regularly as more clinics will be added. 
Find out What to Expect After Your Monkeypox Vaccine.

Monkeypox Vaccine appointments are available from:

  • Westchester Medical Center, 15 Oval Connector, Valhalla, NY 10595
    Monday through Friday from 9 am - 5 pm, appointment required.
    Call (914) 326-2060 to schedule an appointment.

Monkeypox is a rare viral illness that does not usually cause serious illness, but can result in hospitalization or death. Monkeypox typically begins with a flu-like illness and swelling of the lymph nodes and progresses to a rash on the face and body. Most infections last two to four weeks. The current outbreak appears to have spread through human-to-human contact. Transmission can occur through contact with body fluids, monkeypox sores, items that have been contaminated with fluids or sores, or through prolonged exposure to respiratory droplets. Because of this, transmission may also occur through sexual contact. More information can be found on the WCDH Monkeypox Information web page.

COVID-19 Treatment is Available
Oral antiviral medications are available for treatment of COVID-19 and have been proven to decrease hospitalization for those that are at risk for severe disease. When given soon after a positive diagnosis, these antivirals also help fight infection and shorten recovery time. All treatments require a prescription and those who test COVID-19 positive should talk to their health care provider.

Westchester County residents who test positive and do not have a health care provider, regardless of income or health insurance coverage, are eligible to be evaluated for treatment by calling 888-TREAT-NY (888-873-2869) or completing an evaluation at the NYS COVID-19 ExpressCare Therapeutics Access website, which includes a telemedicine visit. The Hotline is available 24-hours per day, seven days a week and operated by experienced Health + Hospitals professionals who have the clinical training to prescribe treatment and referrals if needed. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ages 6 Months - 5 Years
Children ages 6 months - 5 years old are now eligible for vaccination. The Health Department is offering the Moderna vaccine for this age group at our upcoming vaccination clinics. 

Important Note: Dangers of Homemade Infant Formula
Is your grocery store out of your WIC infant formula? Please contact your local WIC clinic and ask for help. Do not try to make homemade infant formula, as it is dangerous for your baby. Please know that WIC is always here to help and support you during these difficult times. Click here for additional information on the formula shortage.

¿Se ha acabado la fórmula para bebés de WIC en tu supermercado? Por favor, comunícate con tu clínica local de WIC y pide ayuda. No trates de hacer tu propia formula casera, ya que es peligroso para tu bebé. Ten en cuenta que WIC siempre está aquí para ayudarte y apoyarte en este difícil momento. Haga clic aquí para obtener información adicional sobre la escasez de fórmula.