If you wish to get the latest update on COVID-19 you can always call 888 364-3065 DOH COVID19 hotline. Likewise, if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please don't call 911, call the DOH hotline, you will be asked a few questions and if you qualify, Westchester county will contact you to get tested for COVID19
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities
Practice everyday preventive behaviors! Stay home when sick. Cover coughs and sneezes. Frequently wash hands with soap and water. Clean frequently touched surfaces.
How to prepare and take action for COVID-19
Americans should be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. The community can take measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Currently, a vaccine or drug is not available for COVID-19. Community-based interventions such as school dismissals, event cancellations, social distancing, and creating employee plans to work remotely can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes.
Decisions about the implementation of community measures will be made by local and state officials, in consultation with federal officials as appropriate, and based on the scope of the outbreak and the severity of illness. Implementation will require extensive community engagement, with ongoing and transparent public health communications.