UPDATE for 3/29/2020: The number of Positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cortland County is now at 10 (10). County health Professionals are currently monitoring 54 individuals in quarantine. None of these individuals are hospitalized.
The Health Department does not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Testing is given through Health Care Providers in the community.
Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate any necessary testing. For people who don’t have a primary-care physician, they can call Upstate Medical University at (315) 464-3979 or Cayuga’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708. If you are instructed by a medical professional to get tested, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME until you receive results from your provider.
a death in a regulated facility, contact with an animal that may cause a risk for rabies, or a communicable disease that cannot wait until normal business hours
Call the Sheriff’s Department at 607-753-3311 and they will contact the Health Department to return your call.