The Tioga County Public Health Department is reminding residents to check their smoke alarms.According to a press release from the health department, properly installed and maintained smoke alarms play an important role in reducing injury and death from house fires. Smoke travels fast during... Read More.
During this year's Blossburg V.I.B.E. Fall Festival, Laurel Health was recognized by local, county, and state officials for decades of serving the local community. Commendations were awarded by the offices of Senator Gene Yaw and Representative Clint Owlett. They were presented to Laurel Health leadership during the... Read More.
(Tioga and Bradford Counties, PA) - A flu shot is your best shot to beat the flu. There are many different strains of influenza (flu), and which types are most prevalent during flu season can change every year, so it’s important to get your... Read More.
New York public health officials caution New Yorkers of dangerous heat conditions forecast to impact much of the state later this week. New Yorkers should prepare in advance for high heat and humidity in the forecast on Thursday and Friday, with heat index values... Read More.
We continue to have an Air quality health advisory in the region which ranged from Unhealthy to Dangerous on Wednesday. The air quality index ranged from the 100s to high 400s in areas of New York and Pennsylvania. Poor air quality conditions are expected... Read More.
(Owego, NY) - Tioga County Public Health has observed a spike in drug overdoses in Tioga County between April 28-30, 2023. Two of the documented overdoses over the weekend were fatal. While it is unknown if the overdoses are related, the public is warned... Read More.
(Owego, NY) – Tioga County is excited to announce that the Public Health Department is under new leadership. Heather Vroman was appointed as the new Public Health Director effective Wednesday.Heather has a long history of working in the Public Health field and has also... Read More.
(Owego, NY) - Tioga County ranks 23rd out of 62 counties in New York State for Health Outcomes. Every year, Tioga County Public Health utilizes the County Health Rankings to gauge the community’s health in comparison with the rest of New York State. This... Read More.
(Owego, NY) - Congratulations to Lisa Schumacher for being named the 2022 Employee of the 4th Quarter for Tioga County Public Health.Lisa started at Tioga County Public Health on May 1, 2000 as a Typist, working within the Home Care Agency. In 2007 into... Read More.
Students will return to the classrooms this week in the Southern Tier of New York. Tioga County Public Health has issued these safety reminders, so everyone can have a safe and healthy school year.Walking to School Safely Be visible at all times – wear... Read More.
Sayre, Pa. -- Guthrie is making available up to $20,000.00 in grant funding to community non-profit organizations within a 12-county service area of New York and Pennsylvania that address and prioritize areas identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA.)The Patient Protection and Affordable... Read More.
(Owego, NY) - Tioga County Public Health has confirmed its first case of monkeypox in the county. The department confirms this is an isolated case and there are no associated close contacts. There is no health risk to the general public at this time.Tioga... Read More.