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

GIS map and graphs for mobile devices

COVID-19 Case Increase In the News

15 new cases of COVID-19 were identified in Ontario County residents over the weekend. Ontario County is trying to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community, but we need everyone’s help. Now is not the time to let your guard down. We’ve done well as a community keeping our numbers low. We know residents are tired of hearing about COVID-19 and want to get back to their normal lives. Please consider masking in stores and areas where social distancing is difficult. YOU can help by wearing your face covering properly, practicing social distancing, staying out of indoor crowds, washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are sick. 

July 26 Case Spike press release PLEASE GET A COVID-19 VACCINE. COVID-19 vaccine is available at most local pharmacies. Ontario County Public Health is holding a Pfizer drive-thru vaccine clinic on August 4, 2021, at Ontario County Highway Building (2930 County Road 48, Canandaigua) for anyone that is 12 years old and older. Please register prior to the event by clicking the link: If you are unable via computer 585-396-4803 for assistance. (Updated 7/26/2021)                              

Vaccine imageCOVID-19 Vaccine

Ontario County Public Health as all three COVID-19 vaccine products (Jaansen, Pfizer and Moderna) available. For an appointment, give us a call at 585-396-4343!

(Updated 6/15/2021)

August 3rd Naples Vaccination Clinic

COVID-19 Clinic for 12 and Up

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Date: August 03, 2021

Location: Naples High School, 136 North Main Street, Naples

Time: 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM


Walk-ins Welcome

Who May Attend: Any individual 12 years of age and older.

This Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic is for students, staff and faculty of the Naples School District, as well as the General Public.

The clinic will be held in the Naples High School Cafeteria.

Individuals who register for this event will receive the First Dose of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine. 

August 4th COVID 19 Clinic

Vaccine Clinic for Ages 12 and Up

August 4, 2021, Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic (First Dose)

Location: Ontario County Highway Office, 2930 County Road 48, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Time: 4:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Registration Link:

Phone: 585-396-4803

Who May Attend: Any individual 12 years of age and older.

Pfizer Vaccination Clinic at Public Health on Thursday, 7/29/2021: First and second doses.

  • Location: 3019 County Complex Dr., Canandaigua (in the County Complex off of CR 46)
  • Call 585-396-4803 for an appointment. 
  • No charge.
  • Pfizer is approved for individuals age twelve (12) and over.

Adolescent COVID Vaccine

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. 

COVID-19 Daily Update 

Data and GIS maps will be updated Monday-Friday (non-holidays) 

As of July 30, 2021

  • 7,481 Ontario County residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. 
  • 5 new COVID-19 cases on today. We are currently assessing the vaccination status on today’s cases. Cases were within the age categories of under 15 to 69 years-old and living in Canandaigua, Victor, Phelps, Farmington, and Shortsville. So far (early in the investigation) a case is associated with travel, and several are community cases.   
  • 63 COVID-19 positive individual has been isolated.  This is in addition to 72 mandatory quarantines (contacts of positive cases) totaling 135 in the isolation and quarantine category.
  • Hospital: 4 hospitalized patients (to the best of our knowledge). 
  • Recoveries: 7,306 recoveries reported since the start of the pandemic. Four recoveries
  • Negative tests: 248
  • Deaths: 112 reported COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic. 

July 30 COVID UPdate

July 26 Weekly update

Aug Rabies Flier 2021
March 3 Rabies UPdated schedule

Summer Safety

The summer weather is heating up! Follow these tips:
heat prevention

Heat stroke vs heat exhaustion

heat related illness

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)