Orleans and Genesee each have 1 more confirmed case of Covid-19

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 July 2020 at 4:15 pm

The Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported that both counties have one more confirmed case of Covid-19.

Orleans has now had 267 people test positive, while Genesee has had 225 cases.

In Orleans, the new positive case is a person from Clarendon in the 50s. The person wasn’t on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

In Genesee County, the new positive case is a person from Oakfield in the 20s. The person was on mandatory quarantine.

Genesee doesn’t have any residents currently hospitalized with Covid-19, while Orleans has seven.

More information from the Health Departments:

• Fourth of July/Social Gatherings: 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.

According to the Governor’s Executive Order, regions in Phase 4 may have gatherings of 50 people or less. 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 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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