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Schuyler County has its first case of COVID-19

Officials in Schuyler County say a resident has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The individual is currently being isolated and monitored by Schuyler County Public Health. Public Health staff are currently identifying close contacts of the confirmed case and any exposure risks. Individuals with exposure risk are currently being quarantined and monitored for symptoms.

“We have prepared for COVID-19 to arrive in Schuyler County” said Deborah Minor, Public Health Director. “We ask that people please stay home as much as possible and limit contact with others. We need to slow down how quickly the virus spreads in the community. This will help make sure our hospitals don’t get overwhelmed by too many sick people at once.”

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you develop these symptoms, immediately call your healthcare provider for instructions.