May 11th: Two More Cases, One In Hornell, One In Arkport

BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that two additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday. This brings the total to 245 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of:
• City of Hornell
• Village of Arkport
The individuals are linked with previously reported positive cases. The individuals are currently being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department. Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks. All those known to have direct contact with the individual have been notified.
Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is being collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset through the day of the positive test result. The investigations indicate that the individuals visited the following locations within the timeframe:
• 5/3/20 Late Afternoon – Subway in Alfred
• 5/3/20 Late Afternoon – Dollar General in Alfred
“We know there’s a lot of excitement around starting to reopen Friday,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Your continued commitment to following prevention practices – wearing a face covering in public, washing your hands before and after visiting public locations, and social distancing – will allow for a safer reopening.”
All residents should continue to stay home and monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell and contact their healthcare provider for instructions if feeling ill.
For the latest Steuben County updates, visit Steuben County’s website at www.steubencony.org or social media pages: www.facebook.com/SCNYPublicHealth and www.instagram.com/SteubenPublicHealth.