BATH – The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 10 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,833 confirmed cases, 131 of which are currently active.
The individuals are residents of the:
- City of Hornell
- Town of Bradford
- Town of Cameron (2)
- Town of Lindley
- Town of Tuscarora (2)
- Village of Addison
- Village of Bath (2)
The individuals are isolated and being 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 individuals have been notified.
Per CDC and New York State Department of Health guidance, information is collected beginning 48 hours prior to symptom onset or date of test if asymptomatic through the day of the positive test result to identify any potential exposure risks.
The investigations indicate:
- Two individuals had contact with a previously reported Steuben positive
- One individual is associated with Corning, Inc.
- Three individuals are associated with the following schools: Addison Middle School, Corning-Painted Post School District, and Tuscarora Elementary
The individuals reported visiting the following public locations that could pose an exposure risk within their investigation timeframes:
- 5/14, 5/16 – Dollar General in Painted Post
- 5/15, 5/17 – Eagles Club in Addison
- 5/17 – 5/19 – Ben Weitsman of Hornell
- 5/18 – Bath Country Club
Today’s age groups for the positives are as follows:
- 10 – 19 years: 3
- 20 – 29 years: 1
- 30 – 39 years: 4
- 60 – 69 years: 2
“The COVID-19 pandemic has upended many lives, and it will be a process to return to normal,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Please respect your fellow community members during this time of easing of restrictions. If you are fully vaccinated – at least two weeks post second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or post Johnson & Johnson vaccine – you can remove your mask in most locations, unless otherwise indicated by the business. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear your mask and stay socially distanced during this time of transition.”
All residents should continue to 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.