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No new Covid-19 cases reported in Orleans, Genesee for second straight day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 July 2020 at 9:09 pm

Orleans and Genesee counties both don’t have any new confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the second consecutive day.

Both counties also aren’t reported any new recoveries from the coronavirus. Genesee doesn’t have anyone hospitalized with Covid-19, while seven Orleans Cunty residents are currently hospitalized with the virus, according to the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments.

More from the local Health Departments:

• Take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others. Avoid public places when traveling, if possible. Wear a mask if you are within six feet of distance (indoors or out) from non-household individuals, in a situation where you can’t maintain six feet of distance from others, in public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle.

Wash your hands often with soap and water at least 20 seconds, especially before eating.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands. Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue (or the inside of your elbow) and discard the tissue in a closed container.  Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

• Now that summer is in full swing and with the Independence Day holiday and graduation parties picking up it is important to limit the number of contacts people have.  Make sure you are practicing social distancing especially if you have underlying health conditions or are over 65 years old. Wear masks / face coverings whenever you are out in public, especially if you cannot maintain a 6 foot space between non-household members.  Wash or sanitize your hands and shared items often.

The most important thing to remember is if you are having any type of symptoms to STAY HOME!  Some of the symptoms people have been reporting are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste and/or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, headaches, fatigue nausea or vomiting and/or diarrhea.

• Travel Advisory: New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced that as of 12:01 a.m. on June 25, travelers from states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

As of today the states include: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Texas.

Those violating could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine and potential fines. These states may change at any time.

• Community Testing Sites:

  • WellNow Urgent Care: 4189 Veterans Memorial Drive Batavia, NY 14020.
  • Rochester Regional Health Urgent Care: 16 Bank Street Batavia, NY 14020. (Rochester Regional Health has transitioned COVID-19 evaluations from the tents at 127 North Street to Urgent Care)
  • Oak Orchard Health: 301 West Ave Albion, NY 14411. Call (585) 589-5613 to be screened and to schedule an appointment – no walk-ins.

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