Category Archives: Public Health

Coronavirus Update for Bars & Restaurants – Governor Cuomo Order – Effective March 16 at 8 PM

In an ongoing effort to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus so that our health care system can keep pace with treating those who are most severely affected by this illness, Governor Cuomo has ordered that all bars and restaurants must switch to take-out and delivery only.  THIS MEANS THAT DINING IN-HOUSE IS PROHIBITED UNTIL THE ORDER IS LIFTED.  This supersedes last week’s directive which required you to reduce your dining room capacity by 50%.  Again, to be clear, ALLOWING PATRONS TO DINE AT YOUR FACILITY IS PROHIBITED, EFFECTIVE 8 PM TOMIGHT.  Take-out and delivery is still allowed.  The Seneca County Health Department is trying to assist facilities within our County regarding this ban, which takes effect at 8 PM today.  Please bear in mind that the reason for this order is to prevent close contact.  Please follow the links on this webpage if you would like more information about novel Coronavirus.  You may contact our office through email or by calling us at 315-539-1945 if you have any questions.

Public Health Advisory

The Seneca County Health Department is encouraging residents to prepare for COVID 19 but not to panic. Please see the infographic below for a summary of the signs and symptoms and everyday actions you can take to prepare for COVID-19 and to keep yourself and your families from getting sick. For more information visit or call the NYSDOH COVID 19 hotline at 1-888-364-3065.