All Niagara County Departments and agencies are working together, and collaborating with our regional, state and federal partners in the mission to protect the health and safety of our communities. Ebola infection is not transmitted in casual settings. The virus does not persist on surfaces in the natural environment (air, etc.).
Our local hospitals are all following stringent guidelines for controlled access points, isolation and infection control, and personal protective equipment- including training and exercises. Our Health Department and Emergency Management Office have been working closely together since the emergence and evolution of this Ebola situation and are also following stringent guidelines. We are in continuous communications with our New York State Department of Health, CDC and all of our partners.
Ebola public information telephone number to answer questions from New Yorkers on Ebola 1-800-861-2280.
The call is free and trained New York State Department of Health staff will answer questions from the public 24 hours a day/7 days a week. The line is for public health information purposes only, not for people who need health care attention.
For more information on Ebola visit the following websites:
NY State Department of Health
CDC (Center for Disease Control)
WHO (World Health Organization)