This week Public Health continues to investigate cases associated with schools, workplaces and restaurants. In recent weeks people have ignored symptoms of illness thinking it was allergies or just a cold and continued to go out into the public –going to work, visiting friends, and exposing more people. While there is currently no vaccine to prevent this virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- Wear a mask
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay home when you are sick-including mild symptoms.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- At the workplace and home clean high traffic surfaces often
- Avoid eating together in break-rooms
Public Health is requesting that if you were at the following locations to self-monitor for two (2) weeks and if you become symptomatic to call Delaware County Public Health, at 607-832-5200.
Possible Covid-19 exposures at the following locations:
- T.A.’s Place Walton on 10/19, 10/24, 10/25
- Gramma D’s 10/23, Walton on 10/24, 10/25
- Circle E Diner, Hancock on 10/24
- Danny’s Restaurant, Walton on 10/21, 10/26, 10/28
The current total of laboratory confirmed positive COVID-19 cases received in Delaware County is 346. We recommend if anyone has a fever, with cough or experiencing shortness of breath they should contact their health care provider to find out if they meet current criteria for testing. See detailed information below and for general questions about COVID-19.
Please call the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
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Delaware County Public Health Services, located in Delhi, NY, serves the residents of Delaware County. Delaware County is the fourth largest of New York’s 62 counties and is the fifth most rural. The county is bordered by 7 counties and the state of Pennsylvania.
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NYSDOH 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information
NYSDOH 2019-nCoV Public Hotline
New Yorker’s can call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms
CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
WHO 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Information https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus