County Health COVID-19 UPDATE: April 2, 2020
Written by Dan Fischer on April 2, 2020
SITUATIONAL UPDATE: April 2, 2020
· As of 2:00 p.m. today (April 2, 2020)
o Genesee County received 1 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 17 positive cases
§ One under the age of 65 residing in the central part of Genesee County
o Orleans County: Has no new cases and is at a total of 6 positive cases
o The new positive case was not under precautionary or mandatory quarantine when they became symptomatic.
· Contact tracing has been initiated for all new cases. Known contacts have already been placed under mandatory quarantine and will be swabbed if indicated (if symptoms become present). If a person is identified as a contact, they will be notified by the County Health Department, quarantined and if warranted, swabbed if indicated. Limited information is provided to the public in compliance with HIPAA regulations and out of the respect of those impacted by this virus. When, and if, there is a situation where potential contact is made in a public location where contact tracing doesn’t have actual names we will send out a media announcement to help seek contacts
· Healthcare providers are advising patients undergoing swabbing that are symptomatic (based on availability and screening for high-risk) for COVID-19 to self-isolate until test results are received and COVID-19 is ruled out. Follow your healthcare provider’s advice.
· We are not providing community testing at this time. We will be announcing further information on this as local capacity increases.