Oral Rabies Vaccine Field Evaluation in New York, August 2 – 19, 2022
New York will once again be taking part in a nationally coordinated effort to halt the spread of raccoon rabies in 16 states. Ongoing field evaluation of a new oral rabies vaccine (ORV) called ONRAB will occur in Clinton, Essex counties in the Empire State as part of an evaluation that also includes parts of northern Vermont and New Hampshire. Additionally, evaluations will also occur in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Jefferson, Lewis, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence, and Wyoming counties. These sites were selected in part because of ongoing collaborations with Quebec and Ontario, Canada in the fight against rabies to protect human and animal health and reduce significant cost associated with living with rabies across broad geographic areas. Aerial and hand distribution of baits will take place in New York from July 26 – August 19, 2022.
Are you expecting your first baby? Are you a fostering or adopting your first child? The Wyoming County Health Department is here to help you help you and your child get off to the best start. As part of the NYS Birth Through Five Grant, The Wyoming County Health Department has received funding to provide new parents with tool kits called Baby Bundles. Each kit consists of a reusable tote bag filled with helpful resources, including books for you to read to your new child. If you are interesting in obtaining your Baby Bundle, or would like more information please contact Natalie at the Wyoming County Health Department. 585-786-8890.
Year round ticks that can spread Lyme disease and other infections. The Wyoming County Health Department would like to remind you to wear bug repellent when outdoors, shower as soon as possible after coming indoors, and check your whole body for ticks--every day. If you’ve been bitten by a tick and develop fever, rash, or fatigue, seek medical care.
Narcan training is a free training program, which aims to both give citizens the skills they need to safely administer Narcan and raise awareness about addiction as a whole. Free Narcan Kits are distributed to individuals who become trained. Call 585-786-8890 to schedule a training.
State Septic System Replacement Program
The Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 (L. 2017, c. 57, Part T) established the Septic System Replacement Fund to provide a source of funding for the replacement of cesspools and septic systems in New York State. This grant program (the “Program”) seeks to reduce the environmental and public-health impacts associated with the discharge of effluent from cesspools and septic systems on groundwater used as drinking water, as well as threatened or impaired waterbodies. Silver Lake and Java Lake have been identified as threatened or impaired waterbodies in Wyoming County. Click here to see a complete program summary.
If your property is located next to one of the identified waterbodies and you wish to participate in this program, please complete the online grant application.
Pay Your Environmental Health Related Fees & Invoices Online
In addition to paying your Environmental Health related charges by check, you now have the option to pay online with a credit or debit card using GovPayNet. For this service a small processing fee will be added to your transaction. If you would like more information please review GovPayNet Fee Schedule and GovPayNet Terms of Service prior to paying.