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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Jamestown Water Voted Best Tasting in Chautauqua County

2018 Water Tasting Contest

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services Director Christine Schuyler congratulates the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities for being the winner of the 25th annual Water Tasting Contest held at Chautauqua Mall on Saturday...

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Health Department
Posted on: June 8, 2018

25th Annual Drinking Water Contest to be Held June 16

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Who will earn the title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in Chautauqua County for 2018?  This will be decided on Saturday, June 16 at Chautauqua Mall when drinking water from municipal water systems across the county will compete ...

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Health Department
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Is Arthritis Keeping You From Living the Life You Want?

 

Pictured, recent graduates of the Walk With Ease program held at the Northwest Arena in Jamestown give a thumbs up for the program.

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- June means warmer weather and increased outdoor physical activity - the perfect time to get act...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

Pictured above, a veterinarian administering a vaccination.

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

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Health Department
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Protect Against Ticks and Prevent Disease

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MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Tick populations are growing in Chautauqua County and the percentage of ticks that are infected with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is also increasing. The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) advises r...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pictured above, Pinwheels for Prevention ceremonies were held earlier this month in Jamestown, Dunkirk and Mayville in recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Pictured above, the County Executive, Family Court Judges, law enforcement agencies from aro...

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Health Department
Posted on: April 17, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 10 a.m. to noon at the ...
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Health Department
Posted on: April 12, 2018

Certified Food Handler Training for Food Service Establishments

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- All food service establishments permitted by the Public Health Director
are required to have a least one individual, who is in a position of managementor control involved in the routine operation of the establishment, complet...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 29, 2018

Board of Health to Meet on April 19

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call the Public He...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 29, 2018

City of Dunkirk Water Emergency

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:  The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is requiring all City of Dunkirk water customers to boil their water before using and conserve water as much as possible.  Construction at the City of Dunkirk...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 16, 2018

2018 County Health Rankings

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – Among 62 New York State counties, Chautauqua ranks 58 in the category of Health Outcomes and 57 in the category of Health Factors, according to a report released this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Instit...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Influenza Remains Widespread but is Decreasing

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The week of March
3, 2018 marked the 13
th consecutive week of widespread influenzaactivity across New York State.  Although
still widespread, confirmed cases of influenza decreased by 53 ...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: — March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is urgingeveryone to talk to their doctor about testing options for colorectal cancer,
also referred to a...

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Health Department
Posted on: March 8, 2018

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Chautauqua...
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Health Department
Posted on: February 9, 2018

Imminent Public Health Threat: Influenza

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – New York State Department of Health Commissioner, Dr. Howard Zucker, has authorized emergency assistance funding to counties as influenza (“flu”) diagnoses continue to increase in communities across the stat...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Residents Urged to be Prepared for Flooding

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- With Chautauqua County expected to receive heavy rain and rising temperatures this week, Chautauqua County officials are reminding residents to please be prepared for potential flooding. 

The National Weather Service in Buffalo h...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Board of Health Meets on Jan. 18

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 8, 2018

Take Action Now to Stop Cervical Cancer

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – January is
Cervical Health Awareness Month and the Chautauqua County Cancer ServicesProgram (CSP) reminds us that there are two ways to prevent cervical cancer,
screening and HPV vaccination, and that free screenings are av...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 5, 2018

Code Blue Warning

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:- Cold temperatures and frigid wind chills have prompted the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services to issue a Code Blue Warning for Chautauqua County. This warning is triggered when temperatures reach 32 degrees or lower...

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Health Department
Posted on: January 4, 2018

Cold and Wind Chills are Very Dangerous

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning for Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from 8 p.m. this evening (January 4) through 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 6. Dangerously cold wind chills are expected to range from -20 ...

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Health Department
Posted on: December 28, 2017

Influenza is Widespread

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - Influenza activity is widespread in Chautauqua County just as it is throughout the state and nation. On December 27, 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health advisory regarding the increased prevalence o...

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Health Department
Posted on: November 6, 2017

Flood Recovery Precautions

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services cautions that recovering from a flood involves taking many special precautions, including the following:

Drinking contaminated water may cause illness. If you get your water ...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 24, 2017

Boil Water Order Lifted for All Fredonia Water Customers

 

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: Effective at 4:30 PM today (Oct. 24, 2017) the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services has lifted the boil water order in effect since Saturday October 21, 2017 for all customers served by the Village of Fredoni...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 23, 2017

Boil Water Order Remains in Effect for Village of Fredonia and Town of Pomfret

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services is emphasizing that while the mandatory CONSERVE WATER order has been lifted, the BOIL WATER order for all customers of the Village of Fredonia Public Water System...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 23, 2017

DHHS Announces Final Animal Rabies Immunization Clinic of 2017

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced its final rabies vaccination clinic of the year will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Jame...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - Over the past two decades, the Chautauqua County Cancer Services Program (CSP) has helped thousands of women without insurance get screened for breast cancer. The mission of the CSP is to ensure that women, despite insurance status, have...

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Additional Info about NYS Cancer Services Program Health Department
Posted on: October 10, 2017

Rabid Cat Attack

MAYVILLE, NY – The Environmental Health Unit of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Humans Services received word today that the first rabid animal of 2017 has been confirmed in the County. Two Stockton residents were attac...

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Health Department
Posted on: October 5, 2017

Chautauqua County Board of Health to Meet Oct. 19

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:--The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017at 6 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this mee...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 15, 2017

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town o...
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Health Department
Posted on: September 8, 2017

Chautauqua County Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Update

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – This is an update about the occurrence of Harmful Algal Blooms in Chautauqua County lakes.

  • Chautauqua Lake - Widespread HABs in both the South and North Basins.
  • Findley Lake - Widespread HABs throughout lake.

Note that HAB conditi...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 5, 2017

Community Opiate Overdose Response Training

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is sponsoring a free opioid overdose response (Narcan) training on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4 p.m. at Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC),...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 18, 2017

Chautauqua County Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Update

MAYVILLE,
N.Y.:
– This is the first in a series of weekly updates about the occurrenceof Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in Chautauqua County lakes.

  • Chautauqua Lake - Widespread HABs in south basin and near Long Point State Park; isolated blooms i...
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Health Department
Posted on: August 16, 2017

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • TOWN OF ELLINGTON-- Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5 &nd...
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Health Department
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Horrigan Reminds Residents to Use Safety When Viewing Partial Solar Eclipse

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:-- Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan encourages the public to use safety while viewing the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on August 21, 2017.

The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. ...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Ready for School?

MAYVILLE, N.Y:. – The Public Health Division of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reminds parents that getting their children vaccinated according to the recommended immunization schedule is one of the...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 11, 2017

County Health Officials Urge Lake Chautauqua Users to be Cautious

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – The Public Health Division of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) urges all residents and visitors to be cautious when recreating in our lakes, especially if Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) are pr...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 11, 2017

Foster Parents Needed in Chautauqua County

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a Foster Parent Open House and Orientation on Thursday, August 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Cassadaga Community Center, 25 Maple Ave. in Cassadaga, NY.  The p...

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Health Department
Posted on: August 8, 2017

DHHS Announces Upcoming Animal Rabies Immunization Clinics

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: -- The Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public Health has announced the following free rabies vaccination clinics in Chautauqua County:

  • TOWN OF ELLINGTON--Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 5 – 7 p.m....
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Health Department
Posted on: August 1, 2017

Apothecary Body Art Co. Ordered Placarded

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - Apothecary Body Art Co. located at 320 Cherry Street in the City of Jamestown was ordered placarded by the Chautauqua County Board of Health at its July 27th meeting. This action was necessitated due to the failure of the operat...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 31, 2017

Five Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

MAYVILLE, N.Y.—In an effort to celebrate the importance of immunizations for a healthy start and throughout the lifespan and to make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Huma...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 27, 2017

Eliminate Hepatitis – NOhep

Hepatitis Photo

Right: WE ARE committed to prevent infection and eliminate hepatitis.  #ShowYourFace

MAYVILLE, N.Y.:--World Hepatitis Day (WHD) is a unique occasion when patients, civil society, the general public and governments come together and unite to tackle...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Horrigan Stresses Sharing the Road with Slow-Moving Vehicles

 

Pictured from left to right: Mike Seeley, Chautauqua County Deputy Sheriff; Ed Faulkner, Clymer Fire Chief; Emily Reynolds, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County; Shelly Wells, Public Health Planner of the Chau...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Horrigan Stresses Bicycle Safety as Part of His 100 Days of Summer Safety Campaign

Pictured from left to right: Shelly Wells, Public Health Planner of the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services; Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County Executive; Mike Donner, Manager of the Jamestown Cycle Shop; two members of Women on Wheel...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: - The Public Health Division of the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) urges all Chautauqua County residents and visitors to educate themselves about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) and to be cautious w...

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Health Department
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Chautauqua County Board of Health to Meet July 27

The Chautauqua County Board of Health will hold its meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the HRC Building, 4th Floor Conference Room, 7 N. Erie St. in Mayville. Anyone seeking further information or wishing to attend this meeting should call...

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Health Department
Posted on: June 28, 2017

County Health Partners Complete Update to Health Improvement Plan

MAYVILLE, N.Y.: – In conjunction with the New York State Department of Health’s (NYSDOH) Prevention Agenda, the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services (CCDHHS), Brooks Memorial Hospital, TLC Health Network, UPMC Chautauqua WCA,...

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Health Department