A communicable disease is one that is spread from one person to another through a variety of ways that include: contact with blood and bodily fluids; breathing in an airborne virus; or by being bitten by an insect.
OUR REQUIRED ACTIVITIES
NYS DOH requires reporting of certain communicable diseases. The local health department is responsible for a communicable disease program designed to minimize the incidence and impact of communicable diseases.
Mandated activities include all disease-specific protocols established by NYSDOH:
See these tabs for more information about our Communicable Disease Program including: