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Orleans reports no new Covid cases for 3rd straight day; Genesee has 2 more

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 October 2020 at 4:43 pm

Orleans County has no new confirmed cases of Covid-19 for the third straight day while Genesee County has 2 more cases.

Genesee’s new confirmed cases are residents of Batavia and Elba, with one in the 40s and the other in the 50s. The individuals were not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive, the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments reported.

Genesee is reporting 4 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel from restricted states while Orleans has 2 more people on precautionary quarantine due to travel. Genesee also has one resident hospitalized due to Covid-19.

To see an online map of confirmed cases in Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties, click here. There are currently 24 active cases in the three rural counties with 10 each in Genesee and Orleans, and four in Wyoming.

More from the Genesee and Orleans County Health Departments

• School Guidance: The counties have received updated guidance from the New York State Department of Health regarding when/if to send your child to school and when/if staff should report. Click here to see the document.

This has been sent out to all school districts. 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.

• Nursing Home Visitation: New guidance for skilled nursing facility visitation is available by clicking here. The state is requiring the facilities to have visitors provide proof of negative Covid-19 test results within 7 days of visit. This may result in multiple tests to continue to visit your loved ones. To find additional test sites nearest you, click here.

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