COVID-19 Vaccine Update - January 14, 2021
Thank you for your interest in the COVID vaccine. The County is working with New York State to provide local access to vaccine as doses become available. In these early days, the demand is quite high. If you have been redirected here from the New York State “Am I Eligible?” tool or are looking for information on how to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine, please be advised that we will post links to register for our upcoming vaccination clinics here when vaccine becomes available. The Westchester County Department of Health is notified about the number of doses of vaccine it will receive from NYS on a weekly basis, so please continue to check back here regularly. When registration links become available, only those who meet the current eligibility requirements and are seeking their first dose of the vaccine should reserve an appointment. An appointment for the second dose of the vaccine will be scheduled in person at the time of your first vaccination.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nominations Needed for 2021 Public Health Awards
The Westchester County Board of Health is now seeking nominations for the 2021 Public Health Service Awards. The Board wants to recognize adults, young people and not-for-profit programs whose volunteer efforts have demonstrated creativity and compassion in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and who helped improve public health in Westchester. The Board encourages community leaders, healthcare professionals, educators and residents to nominate worthy people or programs by Feb. 9.

Winter Weather Safety Tips

Be prepared for winter weather. Follow these simple safety tips during and after a storm to keep you and your family safe. If the power goes out and you use a portable generator, be sure you run your generator correctly to avoid accidental carbon monoxide poisoning and other potential hazards.

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 - First and third Monday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • White Plains - Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
                             - Every Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
                           
  • Tuberculosis Clinics, including medication pick-up, by appointment only. No walk in patients will be accepted.
    • Yonkers - First and third Monday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m .to 5 p.m. 
    • 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.