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News From Allegany County Department of Health


Sad news from the county health department:

“An 86-year-old male and an 80-year-old-female are the 57th and 58th Allegany County residents to pass away due to complications from COVID-19. The Allegany County Department of Health (ACDOH) is sad to report to our residents and community there has been two additional COVID-19 related death bringing our total to 58.

Both deaths, a male age 86 and a female age 80 were due to or a consequence of COVID-19. We extend our deepest condolences to their families, and we ask that you respect the families’ privacy during this difficult time.

It is imperative that Allegany County residents continue to wear a mask if you are not vaccinated, follow social/physical distancing protocols when possible, wash your hands often to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and get vaccinated. If you have general COVID-19 questions, you may also call the Allegany County Department of Health at (585)268-9250 for more information.”

Allegany County is encouraging residents in Alfred and Almond, who live with 250 feet of the Canacadea Creek, to consider replacing, upgrading, or installing a septic system with grant funding. These areas already have excess sewage leaching into groundwater and surface water. Read the entire press release here:

County health officials would like residents to be informed about potential exposure to rabies from contact with bats. This is the most common point of transmission of this dangerous disease from a vector species to human. If you or family members have direct contact with a bat or have been bitten: CATCH THE BAT! DO NOT RELEASE IT!

WNY’s Labor Market Specialist

How to catch a bat:
o turn on room lights and close the windows
o close the room and closet doors
o wait for the bat to land
o wearing heavy gloves, place a coffee can, pail, or similar container over the bat
o slide a piece of cardboard underneath the container or against the top of the container, turn it right side up, and tape the cardboard tightly to the container.
 Download a video on how to catch a bat at

Read the entire notice from the ACDOH:

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