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Travelers coming into New York State MUST comply with NYS COVID-19 Traveler Advisory. Please click on the following links for more information: Travel Advisory Guidance Executive Order  
The Cattaraugus County Health Department in partnership with Olean General is further expanding its COVID-19 testing capabilities. In an effort to determine how prevalent the disease is in our community and continue to monitor the health of our residents we have enhanced our capabilities with additional testing locations, days of operation, and…
Per the Governor’s Executive Order 202.16, issued on April 12, 2020, provides the following directive: For all essential businesses or entities, any employees who are present in the workplace shall be provided and shall wear face coverings when in direct contact with customers or members of the public. Businesses must provide, at their expense,…
As per the Governor’s Executive Order issued on April 12, 2020, Essential businesses, as well as state and local government agencies and authorities, must procure, fashion, or otherwise obtain face coverings and provide such coverings to employees who directly interact with the public during the course of their work at no-cost to the employee.…
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE* March 31, 2020, 12:00 It is well known that N95, surgical, and other medical masks are in extremely short supply.  One alternative is the use of cotton cloth masks that can be handmade.  Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services is taking donations of handmade masks that we can distribute to healthcare…
Since 2009, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has enforced this annual burn ban to reduce the number of wildfires and their subsequent damage. During this time period, all residential burning of brush is prohibited. Over the past 9 years, due to this regulation, wildfires have decreased across the state by more than 40…
Due to growing public health concerns and directive modifications from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Legislature Chairman, Howard VanRensselaer has declared that all Cattaraugus County transfer stations will be open their normal operating days and times starting on Monday, March 23, 2020. Commercial haulers are still required to go to their…
Current COVID-19 status update for Cattaraugus County: 82 mandatory quarantine 14 precautionary quarantine 33 samples awaiting results 0 positive cases as of 3/19/2020; 10:20 AM Very very limited tests available in the county at this time.
Current COVID-19 status update for Cattaraugus County, as of 3/19/2020; 10:20 AM: 82 mandatory quarantine 14 precautionary quarantine 33 samples awaiting results 0 positive cases Very very limited tests available in the county at this time.
Cattaraugus County hereby declares a State of Emergency effective at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020.
03-15-2020 CATTARAUGUS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT *****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***** CATTARAUGUS COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Cattaraugus County, through the combined actions of the Legislature Chairman, Howard VanRensselaer, and the County Administrator, John R. Searles, has declared a State of Emergency in response to…
Reminder of the annual, New York state-wide burn ban from March 16 - May 14 Since 2009, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has enforced this annual burn ban to reduce the number of wildfires and their subsequent damage. During this time period, all residential burning of brush is prohibited. Over the past 9 years, due…
2 Openings for State Fire Instructors Assigned to Cattaraugus County Attached below for download is a canvass letter from New York State (NYS) Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC), a division of the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), with details outlining the application process for State Fire Instructor…
UPDATED TIME AND LOCATION (updated 3/11/2019) New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps Training With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to…
Attached below for download are several press releases regarding storm preparedness measures taken by power companies. Updates on the storm are best viewed on Facebook @CattCoPrepared, or Cattaraugus County Individual and Family Emergency Preparedness page. Critical information will be posted here, as we are able. Attachment Size…

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