May 4, 2020
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that five additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the previous three days. This brings the total to 239 confirmed cases. The individuals are residents of:
• City of Hornell
• Town of Bath
• Town of Caton
• Town of Urbana
• Town of Wayland
One is a new positive from a nursing home in the Bath area, and one is a new positive from a nursing home in the Hornell area.
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 individuals 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 investigation. The investigations indicate that the individuals visited the following locations within that timeframe:
• 4/18/20 – Killbuck Inn in Canisteo (pick up)
• 4/25/20 – Killbuck Inn in Canisteo (pick up)
• 4/28/20 – Olive Garden in Horseheads (pick up)
• 4/28/20 – Star Headlight & Lantern Company in Avon
• 4/28/20 – Park Station in Erin
• 5/4/20 Early Morning – Walmart in Painted Post
• 5/4/20 Early Morning – Sam’s Club in Big Flats
“Reopening is projected to begin in less than two weeks,” said Public Health Director, Darlene Smith. “Let’s all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that could result in a wave of new cases. Continue to social distance, wear face coverings in public, wash your hands before and after leaving home, and check on your neighbors.”
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.