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COVID-19 cluster linked to funeral held at Geneva church

Ontario County Public Health says it’s in the process of investigating a cluster of 10 COVID-19 cases from a recent funeral at St. Paul’s Church in Geneva.

The funeral was held on December 11th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officials say several individuals who attended the funeral have tested positive for the virus.

Ontario County Public Health is encouraging funeral goers to be vigilant for symptoms, to isolate if you feel ill, and call Ontario County Public Health if symptoms appear.

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They’re encouraging anyone who attended the funeral to get tested.

“A very difficult time for a local family has been made even more stressful by this unfortunate event,” Public Health Director Mary Beer said. “Please be very vigilant and stay out of crowds, wear a mask, and wash your hands. Please get tested for COVID-19 if you attended a funeral.”

Officials say everyone should be alert for symptoms and seek out medical advice and testing if you become ill.