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ONE Additional COVID-19 Lab Confirmed Case in Putnam

In addition to this morning’s announcement of three new positive coronavirus cases, the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) confirms an additional case, bringing the total count up to six confirmed positive cases in Putnam County. The individuals have been quarantined at home and will continue to be monitored carefully. Our communicable disease staff are […]

COVID-19 MITIGATION IN PUTNAM First Lab Confirmed Cases in Putnam, New Executive Orders

BREWSTER, NY— The Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) is confirming two positive cases of COVID-19 in Putnam County residents. The individuals have been quarantined at home and will continue to be monitored carefully. Contact tracing is underway and those that are found to have had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case will be notified […]

Health Department Urges “Call Before you Go,” Holds Daily Coronavirus Briefings with County Agencies

For the most up-to-date information for Putnam County, please visit www.putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus BREWSTER, NY—With the community spread of Coronavirus in neighboring Westchester County, the PCDOH is educating the community on the importance of calling before arriving at the doctor, emergency room or urgent care if you suspect you may need medical attention related to exposure to […]

PCDOH Novel Coronavirus Bulletin: Currently No Cases in Putnam

For the most up-to-date travel information, please visit: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers For local information from the Putnam County DOH, please visit: putnamcountyny.com/coronavirus   Brewster, NY-  With the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declaring the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a public health emergency, the Putnam County Department of Health (PCDOH) wants to assure residents that at this […]

Putnam Goes Red on Friday, February 7

County Employees to Gather on Court House Steps to Call Awareness to Heart Health Month BREWSTER, NY— On Friday, February 7, people in Putnam County and across the country, will be wearing red to raise awareness about how common cardiovascular diseases are and to call attention to the fact that more women die of these […]

2019 Novel Coronavirus Information

What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). What is a novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that […]

Cold Winter Weather Increases Health Risks for Lung Cancer; Protect Your Health—Test Your Home Now in Radon Action Month

BREWSTER, NY— Radon is the number-one cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke. For residents who do smoke, the combination of the two may cause worse health results. Putnam has been classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a “high risk” radon zone. This naturally occurring odorless gas can seep into homes. […]