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No new Covid-19 cases in Orleans today, 1 in Genesee

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 August 2020 at 4:35 pm

Orleans County doesn’t have any new confirmed Covid-19 cases today after there were three new cases reported on Monday.

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments is reporting seven more people in Orleans are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County is reporting one new Covid-19 case, a Pembroke resident in the 60s. That person wasn’t on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

Genesee also is reporting 25 more individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. Two Genesee residents are hospitalized with Covid-19.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Gyms & Fitness Centers: In order for these centers to prepare for potential reopening by Aug. 24, it is important for owners and managers to review the guidelines, develop their business safety plan and read and affirm the detailed guidelines located on the NY Forward website (click here).

The local health departments have not received the specific guidance required for inspections.  We will notify these businesses via our briefings, websites and social media platforms as soon as we receive it to contact the health departments to set up appointments as soon as we are able.

• Travel Advisory: The following states with high coronavirus rates will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia,  Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin.

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

• Traveler Health Form: For all out-of-state travelers from NYS restricted states, whether arriving by land or air, must self-identify by completing a traveler health form or be subject to a $2,000 fine. Click here for the traveler health form.

• Communication Survey: We need your help! Please consider taking a few minutes to complete a survey (click here) to measure our Genesee-Orleans (GO Health) Health Departments communication efforts in response to our Covid-19. Your response is appreciated! The survey will be available for your input until Aug. 24.

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