Orleans reports new Covid-19 case, a Kendall resident

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 October 2020 at 4:57 pm

Orleans County is reporting one new Covid-19 case this afternoon, a Kendall resident in the 50s.

The individual was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments said.

Orleans has now had 363 people test positive for Covid-19 since March.

The county also has 8 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Genesee County didn’t receive any new confirmed cases today, and remains at 348 cases since March. One Genesee resident is hospitalized with Covid.

One of the individuals reported yesterday is a resident at Premier Genesee Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Batavia. That is the first positive case at that facility.

Genesee also has 8 new individuals on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states.

Updates from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments:

• Micro-clusters: The initiative will take the most significant action within the cluster (Red Zone), moderate action in the area surrounding the cluster to stop the spread (Orange Zone), and precautionary action in the outlying communities (Yellow Zone). To learn more about the Cluster Action Initiative, click here.

• School Guidance: New York State Department of Health has provided guidance regarding when/if to send a child to school and when/if staff should report. This guidance has been sent out to all school districts and primary care providers.

If you have issues with this guidance or further questions we encourage you to contact your state elected officials or the state directly as the local counties do not have control over what the state directs. For the guidance document, click here.

• The Covid-19 Report Card is an online dashboard which tracks real-time Covid-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district. Click here to access the Report Card.

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