*Cayuga County has not updated recovered cases since Feb. 7, 2021. Recovered cases are estimated based on reported data.
Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely
While Cayuga County has seen a decrease in the number of COVID cases since the post-holiday surge, we strongly urge the community to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The safest way to celebrate would be doing so at home with the people who you live with. Gathering with family and friends who live outside of your home increases your risk of exposure. If you have plans to celebrate the Super Bowl and gather with a small group of people take these steps to keep everyone safe and protected:
• Anyone who is not feeling well should stay home and not gather with people.
• Anyone who has been tested for COVID-19 and has not received their test results should remain home and not gather with people.
• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin and make sure it fits snugly against the side of your face.
• Masks should be worn indoors and outdoors except when eating and drinking.
• Stay at least six feet away from others who do not live with you.
• Avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs with other not from their household.
• Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and door, if possible.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating.
o If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Bring your own food and drinks to limit what you come into contact with.
• If weather permits, host the gathering outdoors.
Right now, we have much of the economy reopened, more worksites have staff in offices and over the past few weeks local schools have resumed in-person learning and high-risk sports started this week. The more places we go, the more gatherings we attend increases our risk of exposures. If we all do our part to keep our teams (families, friends, neighbors and communities) healthy, we hope that the numbers will continue to decrease. Have a safe and healthy weekend.
NewsChannel 9 interviewed Cayuga County’s Director of Public Health, Kathleen Cuddy about COVID-19 cases and the vaccine, on Tuesday, January 19.
Due to the rise in cases, the Cayuga County Health Department will not announce public exposures to COVID-19, instead focusing that energy on case investigations. Because of community spread, residents should assume a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 when they go out in public. Direct contacts of positive coronavirus patients will still be contacted by the health department. Please remember to take precautions such as wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and washing hands frequently. Everyone should monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19, stay home if they feel ill, and contact their doctor for further guidance.
More COVID-19 news from Cayuga County
- Free COVID-19 testing for Cayuga Co. residents Friday (2/18/21)
- Cayuga County planning waitlist for those eligible for COVID-19 vaccine (2/15/21)
- Symptomatic COVID-19 testing to be held Wednesday in Cayuga County (2/13/21)
- Cayuga County hosting symptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic on Wednesday (2/7/21)
- Cayuga County hosting asymptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic on Wednesday (2/1/21)
- Symptomatic COVID-19 testing clinic to be held Sunday in Auburn (1/23/21)
- Vaccine update from Cayuga Co. Director of Public Health (1/20/21)
- No-cost COVID-19 testing clinic Wednesday for Cayuga Co. residents (1/12/21)
- Free asymptomatic COVID-19 testing available by appointment only in Cayuga County (1/11/21)
- Cayuga Co. Health Director discusses coronavirus concerns with travelers, sporting events and social gatherings
- Cayuga Community College students sew PPE
- Cayuga Health System expands telemedicine services
- 9-year-old in Cayuga Co. using art to support healthcare workers
Cayuga County Resources
Cayuga County Health Department
- Website: CayugaCounty.us
- Hotline: 315-253-1355
- Follow the Cayuga County Health Department on social media
NYS Department Of Health
- Website: Health.NY.gov/Diseases/Communicable/Coronavirus
- Hotline: 1-888-364-3065
- Follow the NYS Department of Health on social media
- Facebook: /NYSDOH
- Twitter: @HealthNYGov
Centers For Disease Control (CDC)
- Website: CDC.gov/Coronavirus/2019-nCoV
- Phone: 800-232-4636
- Follow the CDC on social media