Welcome to the Cortland County Health Department

*Numbers will be posted Monday-Friday each week. Weekend Numbers will be reflected on Monday's Grid.
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"Individuals currently being monitored" by the Cortland County Health Department fall into the following categories:

  1. ​​​People who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still being Isolated within Cortland County.
  2. People who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.
  3. Those who have recently traveled to a high-risk COVID-19 Country or State and are being Quarantined within Cortland County.​​​

"Current Positives" include individuals who tested positive and are currently under a public health order for mandatory isolation in Cortland County.

"Recovered Cases" include the number of positive cases who completed mandatory isolation in Cortland County and have been released.

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The Health Department does not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Testing is ordered 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. 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, and isolate yourself from your household to the extent possible until you receive results from your provider. The provider who orders the test will be who contacts you with the result; it could take up to a week or more to get results.

For people who don’t have a primary-care physician, they can call

  • Guthrie Cortland Medical Center Drive-thru testing at (607) 299-7676
  • Upstate Medical University Triage Line at (315) 464-3979
  • Cayuga’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708
  • Binghamton University's Drive-Thru Testing Site at 1-888-364-3064

Please continue to practice social distancing, proper cleaning, and hygiene practices, and stay home as much as possible.

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The mission of the Cortland County Health Department is to promote health, prevent disease, injury, and disability while enhancing the quality of the life within our community.

The Cortland County Health Department has numerous programs and services designed to achieve this mission. Working together, we can improve the health and well being of all residents of Cortland County.


Business Hours:

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If it is after normal business hours and you need to report one of the following:

  • 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.

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