The Livingston County Department of Health continues to closely monitor those who may be at risk for getting COVID-19.
The department is in contact with a Livingston County man who is currently in mandatory isolation as he was potentially in close contact (6 ft.) with someone who is positive for COVID-19 as per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The patient currently has symptoms. The Livingston County Department of Health is testing and monitoring this individual closely as a safety measure and a preventive step to contain the virus in the interest of the public’s health.
The individual will be released from COVID-19 isolation once he is considered to not be a risk for spreading the virus to others as per the CDC’s guidance.
“The Livingston County Department of Health is actively conducting contact tracing to determine whether anyone else may have been exposed. We understand this is a time of great uncertainty, and we appreciate the cooperation from the Livingston County community as we continue to work to slow the spread of COVID-19,” stated Jennifer Rodriguez, Public Health Director.
COVID-19 is spread by close contact with people who are sick. Symptoms include cough, fever, and shortness of breath. If you have recently traveled to areas with widespread, ongoing community spread of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has recently traveled to those areas, and are experiencing any symptoms please call your physician right away.
New Yorkers can call 1-888-364-3065 with questions or concerns about travel and symptoms. Information on this virus in English and other languages can be found on the following websites: www.cdc.gov or www.nysdoh.
To contact the Livingston County Department of Health, call 585-243-7299 or visit www.livingstoncounty.us/doh.htm.
Livingston County Public Health will provide local updates as appropriate.