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Orleans, Genesee each have 1 new Covid-19 case

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 July 2020 at 4:34 pm

Orleans and Genesee today are both reporting one new case of Covid-19.

In Orleans, the new case is a Clarendon resident in the 80s. The county has now had 272 people test positive for the coronavirus.

The new positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.

The Orleans and Genesee County Health Departments also is reporting one new recovery, bringing that total to 117.

The county also has 45 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states, for 78 total.

Two residents are currently hospitalized with Covid-19.

In Genesee County, the one new case is a Batavia resident in the 70s. Genesee has now had 244 people test positive for the virus.

The positive individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive for Covid-19.

Two of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation. Genesee has now had 178 recoveries.

In Genesee, there are 15 new individuals are on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states, and now has 91 total on precautionary quarantine due to travel.

No individuals are hospitalized in Genesee due to Covid-19.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Department

• Travel Advisory: New York is requiring travelers from the following 31 states with high coronavirus rates to self-quarantine for 14 days: Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

• 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.

Essential Workers’ Quarantine: Those who are noted as essential workers who have either been in close contact with someone who tested positive or who has traveled from a restricted state (more than 24 hours in restricted state) and are NYS residents will be placed on either mandatory quarantine (close contact with confirmed positive) or precautionary quarantine (returning traveler).

If they are not experiencing any symptoms, they can report to work if they are deemed essential and critical for the operation or safety of the workplace but they must follow strict guidelines while at the workplace which includes wearing a mask at all times while in the workplace for 14 days after exposure. They must self-monitor health and temperature, maintain social distancing practices, clean and disinfect workspaces and maintain quarantine which means they are only able to go to the workplace and home when not working. To read more about these requirements click here.

• For those who are traveling to NYS for work, click here for guidance.

• For those who are returning to their NYS residence or are traveling to NYS from restricted states and have tested for COVID-19, they will still be quarantined for the 14 days after the last contact within such designated states regardless if they tested negative. The quarantine runs independent of any testing due to the incubation period of the virus which can be anywhere from 2-14 days.

•  Alcohol Sales Guidance: Executive Order 202.52 in effect starting July 17 requires all licensed establishments with on premises privileges (e.g. restaurants, taverns, manufacturers with tasting rooms, etc.) shall not serve alcoholic beverages unless such alcoholic beverage is accompanied by the purchase of a food item by each patron in a seated party.

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