Livingston County officials work to trace cluster of cases in county government
Livingston County health officials say that four new positive cases of COVID-19 indicate a cluster of cases among county government staff.
According to Jennifer Rodriguez, Livingston County Public Health Director, these individuals and any associated household members are now in the LCDOH quarantine process.
Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle says that anyone who visited the following location may have been exposed to COVID-19:
Livingston County Department of Health
Murray Hill Drive, Mount Morris, NY
April 13, 2020 – April 16, 2020
8:00AM – 4:00PM daily
Officials advise that you should immediately contact LCDOH at 585-243-7270 ONLY IF you were at the Livingston County Department of Health, Building #2 during this time AND you are showing symptoms or have questions. LCDOH is open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00AM to 4:00PM in addition to its normal weekday hours.
Livingston County officials say they have been preparing for the possibility that employees might test positive for COVID-19 or need to self-quarantine since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Amid this crisis, the greatest exposure risk we have as an employer is with our front line staff,” said Coyle. “Our public health employees are doing incredible work in the field to trace the spread of COVID-19, and thus, they are routinely exposed to the risk of infection. Unfortunately, the spread has now reached some of our own Livingston County family.”
The updated numbers of positive and negative COVID-19 test results for Livingston County are:
Positive Test results: 43
Negative Test results: 442