Orleans, Genesee both report no new Covid-19 cases today

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 August 2020 at 4:58 pm

2 counties pass 30,000 tests for coronavirus

Orleans and Genesee counties both don’t have any new confirmed cases to report today, the local health departments are reporting.

In Orleans, there are two new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

In Genesee County, 15 more people are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states. Genesee also has two residents hospitalized with Covid-19.

• Testing Milestone: The report from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments also shows the two counties combined have reached a milestone, passing 30,000 tests.

In Orleans, there have been 10,348 tests, with 285 people testing positive for a positive rate of 2.75 percent. The county has 40,352 residents, according to the 2019 estimate from the Census Bureau.

In Genesee, there have been 19,837 test results reported, with 273 positives for a positive rate of 1.38 percent. Genesee has 57,280 residents, according to the 2019 estimate from the Census Bureau.

Combined, there have been 558 positives in the two counties out of 30,185 tests for a positive rate of 1.85 percent.

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 (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.

This guidance includes but is not limited to standalone fitness facility/gym; facility/gym associated to a hotel, residential community, office building/business, higher education establishment; yoga/Pilates/barre studio; dance studio; boxing/kick boxing facility, martial arts facility; fitness boot camp; cross fit or other plyometric boxes; group fitness class facility; spin center/facility; rowing, etc.

• Bowling Centers: Governor Cuomo announced bowling alleys (with 50% capacity) throughout New York will be allowed to reopen starting Aug. 17 with strict protocols in place. Face coverings and social distancing will be required at all times.

Every other lane must be closed; patrons need to stay with the party at their assigned lane; thorough cleaning and disinfection of shared or rented equipment between each use is required. Read the governor’s press release by clicking here. The link for guidance will be posted as soon as it is available.

Continue to check the NY Forward site (click here) for updated guidance.  Click this link for Sports And Recreation Summary Guidance. Remember you have to have your Business Safety Plan and attestations completed prior to opening.

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