October 24, 2021

Return of the flu

September 25, 2021

Last year, the number of influenza cases in Cortland County was down 99% from the year before. Thank all those COVID-19 protocols: masks, social distancing and hand-washing. It’s not going to be that easy this […]

Amid COVID, flu looms

August 28, 2020

Cortland and Tompkins county health officials hope that precautions now to reduce the spread of the coronavirus will come in handy combating the spread of the flu this season. But get the flu shot, anyhow, […]

Panel backs interim health director

March 13, 2020

Cortland County will have an interim public health director to keep the public apprised of the spreading coronavirus when Health Director Catherine Feuerherm retires Monday, but county leaders won’t say who that person is. The […]

Taking measures to stem coronavirus

February 27, 2020

Cortland County is ready for the spread of coronavirus, the county’s public health director said Wednesday after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a $40 million allocation to respond to the coming pandemic. “Some counties are already […]

Cortland County may join opioid study

November 12, 2019

The Cortland County Legislature will vote Nov. 21 on a resolution that would allow the county to sign agreements paying it to take part in a four-year research study on reducing opioid deaths by 40%. […]

‘Tis the season: Get your flu shot

October 30, 2019

With one confirmed flu case in Cortland County, health officials are urging people to get the shot to prevent the spread of the disease and skip the boxes of tissues, bowls of hot soup and […]

County considers new tobacco restrictions

September 21, 2019

Cortland County legislators are reviewing a resolution to limit access to tobacco products in pharmacies and make it illegal to smoke in certain places. “For the health of the children, I support it,” said Legislator […]