Officials: Ontario County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 works for City of Rochester

Officials say the second employee of the City of Rochester who tested positive for COVID-19 is an Ontario County resident.

The resident helped distribute grab-and-go meals on March 25th.

The following day, the employee felt ill and didn’t go to work.

Dr. Michael Mendoza, head of the Monroe County Health Department expressed the importance of following guidelines.

“It is important that all of us wash our hands frequently and stay six feet away from other people when we are out getting essential items, like food, no matter where we go,” said Dr. Mendoza. “Those are the most important steps you can take at grocery stores, R-Centers and other places to help slow the spread of the virus.”

The center where the employee worked has been deep cleaned several times since March 25th.

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