COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 is top of mind to most of us these days and like most of US destinations, we’re monitoring the situation and staying tuned to its developments. Overall, the chance of infection to Americans remains relatively low and living in a rural community allows us the luxury of being in a less transferrable area. It is each of our responsibilities to follow proper hygiene etiquette to ensure everyone’s health and safety and limit the spread of COVID-19.  The CDC has three levels of travel advisories. At present the US is not included on any advisory, indicating there are no travel recommendations.

Reimaging Tourism in Cayuga County. Watch our videos to see what partners around the county are doing to reimagine and redefine tourism in our area. 

Whether at home or traveling, following the WHO’s recommendations should be top of mind:

  • Wash your hands frequentlyMaintain social distancing. Wear a mask or face covering. 

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

  • Practice respiratory hygiene. Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene, you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider. Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.