Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) The mission of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of Erie County, New York residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Local public health department in Erie County, NY.

Mission: The mission of the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of Erie County residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Operating as usual

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 31: 617 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 9,176 diagnostic reports received for a daily p...
01/02/2021

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 31: 617 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 9,176 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 6.7%. The 7-day positivity rate average is 6.8%. Total cases through Dec. 31 are now 41,720. Our epidemiology office is still working on reports from 1/1/21; we will report when they are available.

While Erie County and ECDOH are actively planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, it will be several months before th...
01/02/2021

While Erie County and ECDOH are actively planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, it will be several months before the general public has access to a COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine at our special Vaccine website:

erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 31: 544 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 94 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 439 ...
01/02/2021

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 31: 544 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 94 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 439 patients (up 2), 79 in the ICU, 48 on an airway assist, 16 died and 37% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)'s cover photo
01/01/2021

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)'s cover photo

JOB OPENING: Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Apply in writing (resume/CV) by Jan. 8, 2021.
01/01/2021

JOB OPENING: Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Apply in writing (resume/CV) by Jan. 8, 2021.

Learn how to save a life with Narcan. Virtual training schedule available for January - March 2021. There is no cost to ...
01/01/2021

Learn how to save a life with Narcan. Virtual training schedule available for January - March 2021.
There is no cost to these classes and every participant will receive a free Narcan kit.
www.erie.gov/opioidtrainings

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 30: 542 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 101 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 437...
01/01/2021

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 30: 542 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 101 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 437 patients (up 13), 87 in the ICU, 48 on an airway assist, 9 died and 35% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

This time of year, we may be experiencing many different emotions.We may be grieving losses or feel anxious about all th...
01/01/2021

This time of year, we may be experiencing many different emotions.

We may be grieving losses or feel anxious about all that’s going on. There are silver linings to be found and ways to be grateful during this season of thanks.

Via CDC https://howrightnow.org/what-helps-this-season

#COVID19 cases for Dec. 30: 668 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 8,413 diagnostic reports received for a daily p...
12/31/2020

#COVID19 cases for Dec. 30: 668 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 8,413 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 7.9%. The 7-day positivity rate average is 6.7%. Total cases through Dec. 30 are now 41,105.

12/31/2020

As a final thank you post for 2020, thank you to the families of our ECDOH employees for supporting each of us during this challenging year.

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 29: 520 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 90 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 424 ...
12/31/2020

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 29: 520 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 90 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 424 patients (down 4), 80 in the ICU, 47 on an airway assist, 11 died and 35% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

Test your smoke detector batteries every month. Make it an appointment on your phone or email program, or write on your ...
12/31/2020

Test your smoke detector batteries every month. Make it an appointment on your phone or email program, or write on your calendar.
And while you're at it, test your CO (carbon monoxide) detector batteries too.
#Firesafety Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Tune in to the encore showing of "The Forgotten Epidemic" on MSNBC on Friday 1/1/2021 at 9 PM. ECDOH and the Erie County...
12/31/2020

Tune in to the encore showing of "The Forgotten Epidemic" on MSNBC on Friday 1/1/2021 at 9 PM.
ECDOH and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force participated in the filming for this project.

Thank you to our warehouse crew and the Hillcrest Fire Department in Orchard Park for collecting non-perishable food, in...
12/30/2020

Thank you to our warehouse crew and the Hillcrest Fire Department in Orchard Park for collecting non-perishable food, including donated food from BJ’s Wholesale Club in Blasdell, to support FeedMore WNY these past few weeks. ♥️

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company

#COVID19 cases for Dec. 29: 554 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 8,623 diagnostic reports received for a daily p...
12/30/2020

#COVID19 cases for Dec. 29: 554 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 8,623 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 6.4%. The 7-day positivity rate average is 6.4%. Total cases through Dec. 29 are now 40,463.

12/30/2020

The Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation at Georgia Tech has posted accessible Word documents & PDFs based on CDC #COVID19 information for use with screen readers and other assistive technology.
https://cidi.gatech.edu/covid/accessible

CC Erie County Office for People with Disabilities

12/30/2020

Next week on January 7, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York will be at 608 William Street (#Buffalo) with appointments/walk-ins from 9 am- 3:30 pm. PPCWNY services are confidential w/ a sliding payment scale for payment, and most insurances are accepted, including Medicaid and Medicaid Managed Care. No one is refused care for inability to pay. Please share. Call 716-818-1956 with questions

Services:
STI testing and treatment
Annual preventive visit (including Pap)
Birth control (excluding IUD)
Breast exams
Condoms (free)
Emergency contraception
HIV testing & counseling
HPV vaccinations
Pregnancy testing & options counseling
Sexual and reproductive health education
Referrals to services that support social-emotional and physical health
Telemedicine
Urgent visits (UTIs, yeast infection)

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 28: 519 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 85 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 428 ...
12/30/2020

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 28: 519 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 85 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 428 patients (up 25), 74 in the ICU, 46 on an airway assist, 5 died and 35% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 28: 415 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 6,327 diagnostic reports received for a daily p...
12/29/2020

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 28: 415 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 6,327 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 6.6%. The 7-day positivity rate average is 5.7%. Total cases through Dec. 28 are now 39,923.

12/29/2020

Thank you to our #COVID19 Logistics team, for managing who and what go where, when and how.

DYK: One third of cancers are preventable - Take steps to reduce your cancer risk.👪Know your family history🚭Get help to ...
12/29/2020

DYK: One third of cancers are preventable - Take steps to reduce your cancer risk.
👪Know your family history
🚭Get help to quit smoking
🍺Limit alcohol
🍎Eat healthy
🏃‍♂️Be active & stay a healthy weight
🌞Limit sun exposure
🩹Get vaccinated for HPV & hepatitis B
🏥Get screenings

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 27: 494 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in WNY, 82 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 403 patie...
12/29/2020

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 27: 494 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in WNY, 82 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 403 patients (up 13), 74 in the ICU, 47 on an airway assist, 6 died and 38% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 27: 272 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 4,799 diagnostic reports received for a daily p...
12/28/2020

COVID-19 cases for Dec. 27: 272 new cases were confirmed by ECDOH out of 4,799 diagnostic reports received for a daily positivity rate of 5.7%. The 7-day positivity rate average is 5.6%. Total cases through Dec. 27 are now 39,523.

Data set from the Erie County Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology for the week ending 12/26/2020. A portion of ...
12/28/2020
Coronavirus/COVID19 Update: December 28, 2020

Data set from the Erie County Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology for the week ending 12/26/2020. A portion of this was included in today's live video update [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEqcBmYEoyk]

Also online at:https://www2.erie.gov/health/sites/www2.erie.gov.health/files/uploads/pdfs/ECDOH-data-vis-12-28-2020.pdf

These data are preliminary and subject to change.

Source: Erie County Department of Health, Office of Epidemiology. 12/28/2020

RELEASE: Change in quarantine guidance for Erie County residents based on update from NYSDOH - New York State Health Dep...
12/28/2020
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHANGES QUARANTINE GUIDANCE FOLLOWING UPDATE FROM NEW YORK STATE | Erie County, NY Department of Health

RELEASE: Change in quarantine guidance for Erie County residents based on update from NYSDOH - New York State Health Department

https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=press/erie-county-department-health-changes-quarantine-guidance-following-update-new-york-state

Erie County, NY Department of Health » ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CHANGES QUARANTINE GUIDANCE FOLLOWING UPDATE FROM NEW YORK STATE

12/28/2020

Thank you to our antibody clinic teams, which provided regular opportunities this fall for Erie County residents to learn if they had a previous exposure and immune response to #COVID19. Future clinic dates will be announced in 2021.

Erie County and ECDOH are actively planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. It will be several months before the gene...
12/28/2020

Erie County and ECDOH are actively planning for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. It will be several months before the general public has access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Please watch our live videos and social media channels for updates.

www.erie.gov/covid19/vaccine

ECDOH will update our COVID-19 vaccine web site (www.erie.gov/covid19/vaccine) as we have new information to share.Check...
12/28/2020
COVID-19 Vaccine Information | Erie County, NY Department of Health

ECDOH will update our COVID-19 vaccine web site (www.erie.gov/covid19/vaccine) as we have new information to share.

Check out our FAQs:
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions-faqs

The Erie County Department of Health does not provide medical advice.  The information provided on the Erie County Department of Health website is not an attempt to practice medicine and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  It is for informa...

Live video update with County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein today at 2:30 p.m. o...
12/28/2020
Erie County NY - YouTube

Live video update with County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein today at 2:30 p.m. on the Erie County, NY YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/eriecountyny

Official YouTube site for the government of Erie County, New York

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 26: 471 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 76 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 390 ...
12/28/2020

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 26: 471 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 76 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 390 patients (up 5, was 385 day before), 69 in the ICU, 44 on an airway assist, 6 died and 38% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

12/27/2020

Airing tonight on MSNBC, “The Forgotten Epidemic,” 8-10 PM, with an encore showing on Friday 1/1/2021 at 9 PM. ECDOH and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force participated in the filming for this project.

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The Erie County Department of Health does not provide medical advice. The information provided on the Erie County Department of Health website and other social media sites is not an attempt to practice medicine and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. It is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or issue. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of the content found on the Erie County Department of Health website or this correspondence. Comments posted to this account will be monitored. Erie County reserves the right to remove inappropriate comments including, but not limited to, those that have obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, violate the legal ownership interest of another party, support or oppose political candidates or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, promote commercial services or products or are not topically related to the particular posting

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Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

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(716) 858-7690

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The Erie County (NY) Department of Health promotes and protects the health, safety and well-being of Erie County residents through active prevention, education, enforcement, advocacy and partnerships.

Led by Commissioner of Health Gale R. Burstein, MD, MPH, FAAP, the Department has divisions for:


  • Public Health Services & Surveillance

  • Special Needs/Early Intervention
  • Nearby government services