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Most of OCO's services remain open and operational, with some changes to comply with CDC and Health Department guidelines.
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ACCES-VR orientations are canceled until further notice. Call 315-342-7532 with any questions.
Reproductive Health: The Centers in Fulton and Oswego are operating normal hours by appointment. Telemedicine appointments are available, Walk-ins are not available at this time.
Patients are asked to contact our office when they arrive for their appointment (before coming inside) for instructions on where/how to enter the office. Call 315-598-4740 (Fulton) or 315-342-0888 (Oswego) to make an appointment. Here are the days and hours:
The Center at Oswego
Monday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Wednesday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Friday - 8:00am to 12:30pm
The Center at Fulton
Monday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 4:30pm
Thursday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
WIC Services: Full services being provided but no face-to-face meetings or appointments; staff are working with clients via telephone. Call 315-343-1311.
Insurance Navigators: Are continuing to provide assistance in enrolling uninsured in health insurance. No face-to-face appointments: staff are working with clients via telephone phone in accordance with Guidelines released by the New York State of Health. OCO IPAN Navigators can assist Oswego County residents via telephone. Please call us at 315-342-0888, extension 1450. You can also apply for coverage through NY State of Health on-line at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, or via the state’s toll-free number 855-355-5777. As directed by Governor Cuomo, all New York insurers will have waived cost-sharing for a COVID-19 testing
Head Start applications are still being accepted. Please visit www.oco.org/education-services/head-start-upk to complete an on line referral or call 315-598-4711.
Head Start Centers: Head Start programming is currently virtual, with an anticipated center reopening date of February 1, 2021.
Call OCO Education Services at 315-598-4711 with any questions.
Literacy Volunteers: Adult tutoring in reading, math and English learning is being provided through distance learning options. There is no face-to-face instruction at this time. Please call the office at 315-342-8839 ext. 201 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Home Delivered Meals being provided.
- Call the county Office for the Aging at 315-349-3484 to sign up.
- OCO has added precautions to delivery to keep seniors and drivers safe; no physical contact.
- Nutrition Services staff call the seniors weekly to offer social interaction while home.
Senior Dining & Activity Centers: CLOSED
- “Drive-thru” meal pickup now avaialble at some Dining & Activity Center locations.
- Call the day ahead before noon to reserve your meal.
- If you’re not a regular Dining Center participant, you can call the Dining and Activity Center in your area or the Nutrition Services office at 315-598-4712.
Residential Services - Respite
OCO Respite Services for Individuals with a Developmental Disability remains closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor information from NYS OPWDD regarding when In-Person Respite Services at our Free-Standing Respite Facility may resume. For questions about OCO Respite Services contact: 315-598-4710
OPT, OCO continue to follow CDC guidance on public transportation safety protocols to help protect against community spread of COVID-19. Staff will maintain a thorough cleaning process; sanitizing buses and vans before and after each trip to ensure passenger safety. Social distancing will continue to be encouraged and riders are asked to wear a face mask or covering. For those that do not have one, masks will be available.
For more information, call OCO Transportation at 315-598-1514 or click on www.oco.org/transportation.
Attention Transit Riders: For Your Health and Safety
We wanted to assure you that OCO’s Public Transit team is sanitizing buses to combat any possible spread of COVID-19, to our area.
We are practicing precaution and following guidance from the Center for Disease Control. Thanks for your patronage!
Here is some information on COVID 19
Who is at higher risk?
Older adults and people with chronic medical conditions are being advised to stay home.
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes:
- Older adults
- People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease.
5 Steps to Prepare for COVID-19
Infectious disease experts say most cases of COVID-19 are mild to moderate, like the common cold. But it can be more severe in older adults and people with chronic health conditions.
Anyone at high risk for complications should talk to their health care provider for more information.
#1 Make a plan
- Make a list of people and organizations who can help if you become sick. Consider: family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, health care services, and other resources like mental health services.
- If you live alone and become sick, you may need to ask for help. If you have a chronic disease and live alone, ask your friends, family, and health care providers to check on you.
#2 Prepare as you would for a winter storm
Have someone shop for you and have basic supplies on hand.
- Pick up some extra foods like canned goods, dry pasta, and peanut butter.
- Have soap, hand sanitizer, tissues, fever reducers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen on hand.
- Call your doctor and ask for an additional supply of your prescription medications.
#3 Stay informed
- Stay connected on your state and local health department's social media pages and websites for timely and accurate COVID-19 information.
- Be aware of false information circulating on the internet. Accurate and up-to-date information is available from the State Health Department at www.health.ny.gov/coronavirus or its hotline at 1-888-364-3065, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website at www.cdc.gov/COVID19
#4 Prevent the spread of colds, flu and COVID-19
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before you eat and after using the bathroom.
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard in a closed container.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
If you have symptoms, call the Oswego County Health Department
for guidance: 315-349-3545
Check back often for updates!