Lisa McCafferty , R.S., MPH
Public Health Director

[email protected]


1062 State Route 38
PO Box 120
Owego, NY 13827

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Isolation & Quarantine Documentation Forms

You do not need to submit these attestation forms to the health department. They are for your documentation. Please fill out and print the form you need and submit it as documentation to your employer or school if requested. 

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New York State’s Approach to Isolation and Quarantine


Contact Tracing and Case Investigation Frequently Asked Questions 

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Food Safety

So You Want to Prepare and Serve Food in Tioga County? CLICK HERE to go to our Food Safety Page! 

Healthy Neighborhoods Program

How Safe Is Your Home?

The Healthy Neighborhoods Program (HNP) provides a free in home assessment focusing on home safety.  An HNP team member can discuss areas where safety can be improved and may also supply FREE items to assist you with making your home safer!

 Tioga County Residents can call 687-8390 to schedule a FREE home health & safety check!

Tioga County COVID-19 Update for October 27, 2021 – November 2, 2021

Last Updated: 11/5/2021

COVID-19 case breakdown in Tioga County from October 27, 2021 – November 2, 2021:

  • New Cases: 184
    • Unvaccinated: 70
    • Vaccinated: 68
    • Unknown Vaccination Status: 10
    • Children Under 12: 36
  • Hospitalizations: 7
  • Deaths: 2
  • Current Active Cases: 226

Data is a snapshot of what is reported to us via different venues.   Vaccination status is self-reported by the positive case or their parent/guardian during the case investigation. Deaths related to COVID-19 are reported to our department in different ways,  Tioga County is not always notified when a death occurs. Various factors may impact the severity of one’s COVID-19 illness including underlying health conditions and vaccination status. The COVID-19 vaccine offers protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death. We encourage eligible individuals to get vaccinated.


With viruses like the common cold, flu, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and COVID-19 spreading, Tioga County Public Health wants to remind our community to follow these steps to keep yourself and your family healthy:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Stay hydrated and drink extra water throughout the day
  • Get plenty of rest, sleep, and relaxation time
  • Be physically active
  • Manage your stress
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects
  • Avoid contact with sick people and crowded places
  • Wear a mask when in public areas
  • Get vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19

And please, stay home when you are sick to avoid getting others sick!  

Yesterday the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination received emergency use authorization for children ages 5 – 11. Those looking to get their child vaccinated should contact their child’s health care provider or their pharmacy to schedule a vaccination appointment. Vaccination continues to be the best form of protection against COVID-19. By getting school aged children 5 years and older vaccinated, we can help prevent students from missing school when exposed to a positive case (unless they start showing symptoms of COVID-19) and reduce the number the number of children getting ill and spread the virus. To find a COVID-19 vaccination location, please visit

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