Public Health

Ontario County Public Health



Looking for a specific health service in Ontario County? Take a moment to browse our updated 2021 Ontario County Resource Guide.

2021 Ontario County Resource Guide 


Ontario County Public Health COVID-19 Webpage    

 GIS map and graphs for computers (Maps updated every Monday)

GIS map and graphs for mobile devices (Maps updated every Monday)

NYSDOH School COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 Testing Site Near You!

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations Pamphlet for Ontario County

Ontario County Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Geneva Community Health, Pediatric Pfizer Clinic

Monday, November 29th 
Geneva Community Health, 601 W. Washington St., Geneva: 5 to 8 p.m. This clinic is offering the pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children age 5 to 11, as well as Pfizer vaccine for those age 12 to 17. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Make an appointment online.

Vaccin Kids

December 8 Kids Clinic (1)

December 8, 2021,  1st Dose Pediatric Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Children Ages 5-11

December 14 clinic

December 14, 2021, Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic 1st or 2nd Dose Clinics 

  • Drive-thru location for all December 14th clinics: Ontario County Highway Office, 2930 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 1442
  • Be sure to register for the correct dose & vaccine!

December 14, 2021, 1st or 2nd Dose Moderna

December 14, 2021, 1st or 2nd Dose Pfizer  



December 8, 2021, Moderna Booster Dose

December 14, 2021, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

December 14, 2021, Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

December 29 Kids Clinic

1st Dose Pediatric Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Children Ages 5-11

December 29, 2021

4:00 pm-7:00 pm
 Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church
 70 Clark Street
 Geneva, NY 14456


**Must be 5-11 years old and accompanied by an adult.

Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub 

The Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub is a new website that provides local COVID-19 vaccine safety information and data. Click the link below to check it out!

Finger Lakes COVID-19 Vaccine Hub 

Community Health: 

Community Health clinics may be able to provide vaccine. Click the links to learn more:

Finger Lakes Community Health 

Mosaic Health Rushville 


Check the following pharmacy websites for vaccination appointments. 

Mask UP!

COVID-19 Daily Update 

Data and GIS maps will be updated Mondays only starting 12/6/2021

As of December 4, 2021

  • 12,234 Ontario County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. 
  • A total of 110 COVID-19 cases were reported today. 13 kids under 18 years old were reported today. Cases are across the county.
  • 663 COVID-19 cases are being isolated.  This is in addition to 364 mandatory quarantines (contacts of positive cases) totaling 1027 in the isolation and quarantine category.
  • Hospital: 40 hospitalized patients (to the best of our knowledge). 
  • Recoveries: 11434 recoveries reported since the start of the pandemic. 
  • Negative tests: 969
  • Deaths: 137 reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.  
  • GIS maps are now updated every Monday. The next update will be December 6th.  

For COVID-19 information for Ontario County schools:

December 4 COVID update

November 29 COVID 7 day update

For the CDC's  risk category for transmission visit:

Become a Public Health Fellow!

For more information and to apply, visit


Ontario County Public Health Awarded National Accreditation Through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB)!

Ontario County Public Health is proud to announce that it has been awarded a national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). 

The five year process for applying for PHAB accreditation has improved both our program effectiveness and the quality our essential services. We didn't do it alone. The application for accreditation was submitted with several other county health departments (Steuben, Seneca, Schuyler, Wayne and Yates) making this the very first regional accreditation in the United States! 

The national accreditation program sets standards against which the nation’s governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance. More than 80 percent of the U.S. population now reaps the benefit of being served by a health department that has undergone PHAB’s rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets a set of quality standards and measures.

Final Accreditation Press Release 9 10 20-page-001

Public Health Accreditation Board

(Updated 9/10/2020)

COVID Mentla Health
Dog Bite Prevention Flyer (2)

Learn the Right Way to Wash Your Hands

NArcan Kit 4mg

Next Naloxone Program

Next Naloxone is a new program aimed at improving  access to Narcan for people living in rural communities

Next Naloxone is for anyone that can not access Narcan (due to cost, transportation or other reasons) through pharmacies, syringe exchange programs or other means. Follow the link to receive local resources and the lifesaving drug Narcan via the mail.
To learn more visit: Next Distro

(Updated 9/2/2020) 


2-1-1 Lifeline

Resources in the Finger Lakes

Need to be connected with a service in the Finger Lakes Region and not sure who to call? Simply dial 2-1-1 for local resources. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2-1-1 Life Line

(Updated 8/9/2018)

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Water Testing

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is offering assistance with lead testing of water, for as long as funds are available.


Common Questions

How does lead get into the water we drink? 
Inmost cases, lead in drinking water does not come from the source itself but from a plumbing system such as water fixtures, pipes and solder. Water in the plumbing system can dissolve lead from fixtures, pipes and solder. This is called leaching. Soft, corrosive or acidic (low pH) water is more likely to cause leaching. Water left standing in plumbing systems over a long period of time also increases leaching. The longer the water stands in the pipes, the greater the possibility of lead being dissolved into the water.

What can I do to reduce the lead level in my drinking water? 

If the lead level is higher than 0.015 mg/l only in your “first-draw-sample”, then the source of lead in your drinking water is likely from the fixture. 

You should:

  1. Run your water to flush out lead. Run water for at least 30 seconds or until water is cold to the touch or reaches a steady temperature before using it for drinking or cooking if it hasn’t been used for several hours. This flushes lead-containing water from the fixture.
  2. Use only cold tap water for cooking, drinking or making a baby's formula. Do not cook with or drink water from the hot water tap; lead dissolves more easily into hot water.  DO NOT USE WATER FROM THE HOT WATER TAP TO MAKE BABY FORMULA.
  3. Do not boil water to remove lead. Boiling water will not reduce lead.
  4. Replace your plumbing fixtures if they are found to contain lead. Plumbing materials, including pipes, new brass faucets, fittings, and valves, including those advertised as “lead-free,” may contribute lead to drinking water. The law allows plumbing products (such as pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings and fixtures) with a weighted average of the lead content of wet surfaces of up to 0.25% lead to be considered “lead free.”

If the lead level is higher than 0.015 mg/l in both first-draw and flush samples, your home may be served by a lead service line and/or plumbing materials in your home may contain lead. Refer to the step 4 above.

Also, consider purchasing bottled water or a water filter. Read the package to be sure the filter is approved to reduce lead or contact NSF International at 800-NSF-8010 for information on performance standards for water filters. Be sure to maintain and replace a filter device in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions to protect water quality. Any measure you take to reduce your exposure to lead should be continued until the lead source(s) has been minimized or eliminated.

Free Lead Testing Pilot Program NYSDOH

Where can I get more information?
New York State Department of Health 
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Certified Product Listings for Lead Reduction

(Update: 9/2/2020)

Stay Informed About the Former Geneva Foundry Site 

For the latest updates on the former Geneva Foundry site, visit:                 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 
Register for news and updates from the 
Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Environmental Remediation 
Do you have specific site related health questions? 
     Anthony Perretta
     Corning Tower, Room 1789
     Albany, New York 12237
     Email NYSDOH-BEFI

(Updated 9/2/2020)