COVID-19 Daily Update, June 5, 2020

Written by on June 5, 2020

 

SITUATIONAL UPDATE

June 5, 2020

STAY HOME; WASH HANDS; SOCIAL DISTANCING; WEAR A FACE COVERING!

New Cases

  • As of 2:00 p.m.
    • Genesee County received 2 new positive cases of COVID-19 for a total of 192 positive cases
      • The new positive individuals reside in Batavia.
      • One person is in their 30’s and one person is in their 40’s.
      • One of the new positive cases was on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
      • 5 of the previous positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
      • 0 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized.
    • Orleans County received 1 new positive case of COVID-19 for a total of 239 positive cases
      • The new positive individual resides in Yates.
      • The person is in their 30’s.
      • The new positive case was not on mandatory quarantine prior to testing positive.
      • 3 of the previous community positive cases have recovered and have been released from mandatory isolation.
      • 16 of the total active positive cases are hospitalized. Please note those in the hospital may be from the community or a state-regulated facility. We do not separate them out to protect their privacy.

Click here to view the Genesee and Orleans County online map of confirmed cases

The facility breakdown is only showing the total positive cases from those facilities from where we received a postive swab for COVID-19.

Per Governor Cuomo gatherings (groups, assembly, meeting, etc.) of 10 or less are permitted with social distancing and sanitization protocols in place. The executive order is only good for 30 days or unless it is extended. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20233-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency The Health Departments do not authorize or allow exemptions from the Governor’s orders. If you have questions about the orders you can go to forward.ny.gov or e-mail the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room. https://forward.ny.gov/new-york-state-pause

Graduation: To help schools plan graduation ceremonies to celebrate all who are graduating in a safe and responsible manner click the link for the guidance: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2020/06/doh_covid19_graduation_060420.pdf

For questions go to NY Forward website (https://forward.ny.gov/) and the Regional Control Room (for guidance and to answer your questions: mailto:flnyf@esd.ny.gov). To file a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community you can call 1-833-789-0470 or https://mylicense.custhelp.com/app/ask

    • Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting for Re-opening America: click here.
    • All businesses opening in Phase 2 are required to have their Business Safety Plan in place, review the summary guidelines for their business and read and affirm the detailed guidelines. All this is to be kept on the premises. The local health department will not be reviewing these plans, however they need to be accessible for state and local authorities. Businesses that are allowed to open in Phase 3 should be working on their Business Safety Plan. Keep checking the NY Forward website for Phase 3 guidance to help with your plan.

New York State on PAUSE: NYS on PAUSE https://forward.ny.gov/new-york-state-pause. To assist local authorities with enforcement of these orders, the Governor established the New York State PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force where individuals can file complaints regarding the operation of non-essential businesses or gatherings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Click here to file a complaint online. You may also call 1-833-789-0470. Businesses that are not in compliance with the Governor’s executive order may be penalized.

According to the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room, personal care services such as nail salons and tanning salons are projected to reopen in Phase III. This means personal care services are prohibited to be operating at this time. Businesses that are not in compliance may be subjected to a financial penalty. If you have questions regarding your business operations, please contact the Finger Lakes Regional Control Room: flnyf@esd.ny.gov

Contact Tracing: Currently both counties are handling contact tracing for all of our cases. Calls will come from the respective Health Departments. In the event we need assistance we will use the NYS Contact Tracing Program. For more information about the State Contract Tracing, click the link: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/new-york-state-contact-tracing

Swabbing and antibody testing is becoming increasingly available in the WNY region. If you are experiencing symptoms, contact your primary care provider and they will determine if testing is right for you. If the counties receive an increase in swabbing supplies and the protocol for testing is changed, we will notify the public. The Health Departments are not providing public swabbing due to lack of supplies. For more information on testing click here. URMC facilities are providing both swabbing and antibody testing. For antibody testing questions e-mail: NYS.COVID19.AntibodyTestingSystem@health.ny.gov

Some pharmacies are opening for testing, make sure you check with your insurance provider as it is required prior to testing for this location. For CVS go to: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing?icid=cvs-home-hero2-link2-coronavirus-testing

  • Masks / Face Coverings Both counties are still low in supplies of masks. They are being distributed to high-risk agencies / businesses as prioritized and if there is a supply left over they will be distributed in an appropriate manner. County plans for releasing supplies to the public will be forthcoming as supplies become available. Additional information will be released by the respective County Emergency Management offices as appropriate.
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