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COVID-19 Positivity Rate Increasing In Allegany County

According to the New York State Department of Health, the COVID-19 positivity rate in Allegany County is increasing slightly week over week. The 7-day average for individuals testing positive is 7.7 percent as of April 21, up from 3.9 percent on April 14. After seeing the case total decrease for 10 straight weeks from January […]

Allegany County Department of Health Reminds You to Stay Healthy, Stay Safe

Travel for Spring breaks, Easter, and Passover holidays are upon us, and the Allegany County Department of Health would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to take precautions to protect themselves and loved ones against COVID-19. Stay healthy and stay safe by testing before and after gathering with family and friends, and practice […]

April 2022 Declared Fair Housing Month

WHEREAS, April 11, 2022, marks the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, which affirms national policy of fair housing for all who live in the United States; and WHEREAS, The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, and national origin; and WHEREAS, this Act […]

April 4-10, 2022 is National Public Health Week

Whereas, the week of April 4-10, 2022, is National Public Health Week , and the theme is “Public Health is Where You Are”; and Whereas, since 1995, the American Public Health Association, through its sponsorship of National Public Health Week, has educated the public, policymakers, and public health professionals about issues important to improving the […]

April 2022 Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

Whereas, all children of New York State – and those everywhere – have the right to be loved, cared for, and raised in an environment that supports their healthy growth and development and which protects them from any potential form of harm including verbal, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse, exploitation, and neglect; and Whereas, within […]

Week of April 10-16, 2022, Declared 911 Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

Whereas, This week is a time to show our appreciation and to recognize that our health, safety, and well-being are often dependent on the commitment and steadfast devotion of Public Safety Telecommunicators, because emergencies can occur at any time that re€1uire police, fire, emergency medical service or other critical services; and Whereas, when an emergency […]

It’s Important for You and Your Family to Be Tick Free!

The weather is getting warmer and that brings more residents outside. It’s important for you and your family to be tick free!   Ticks can spread disease, but not all ticks carry Lyme disease, and not all bites will make you sick. It’s important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a […]

What Is Childhood Lead Poisoning & How Are Children Exposed?

Does your child play on the floor? Do you have toys or dishes that are made in other countries? If so, then your child may be at risk for lead exposure. A child can also be exposed to lead if they are with an adult often who might bring home lead from a job or […]

Prevention Remains the Best Defense for our Children and Families April 2022 is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Allegany County Department of Social Services and Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Allegany County a better place for children and families.  Ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they […]

Sheriff Releases Reminder on Slow Moving Vehicle Safety as Warmer Weather Approaches

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office, Ardent Solutions, and the Allegany County Traffic Safety Board would like to remind motorists that with warmer weather arriving; drivers, especially in our rural areas, should keep an eye out for slow-moving vehicles such as farm equipment, road construction equipment and horse and buggies.  A slow-moving vehicle is described as […]