March 30, 2020
From The Allegany County Legislature:
Earlier today the Health Department released that Allegany County suffered its first death from the COVID-19 virus. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the individual who has died. The health and safety of all Allegany County residents is our top priority, and we ask that everyone do their part to prevent becoming infected and infecting others.
Allegany County’s statistics are as follows:
Confirmed Cases: 9
COVID-19 Related Deaths: 1
Total Quarantined/Isolated to Date: 153
Released from Quarantine/Isolation: 107
Currently Quarantined/Isolated: 46
There have been many questions surrounding isolation and quarantine (I&Q). Isolation is the term used for containing someone that is ill in their home or a designated area. Quarantine is containing a person who is well, but has been exposed to a confirmed case. As you can see, the Health Department has quarantined or isolated a total of 153 County residents. Of the 153 that have been quarantined or isolated, 107 have been released from I&Q which means they have passed the contagious period if quarantined, or they are not experiencing any symptoms and are feeling well for isolated individuals.
The Health Department responds immediately upon notification of a positive case to get them and their direct contacts out of the public. These people are checked on every day until they are released. The Health Department also ensures that any needs they have such as food and medication are met so they don’t have to go out of their home for anything.
The Health Department thought the attached Symptom Tracker might be of benefit to help you keep track of your symptoms, twice a day. Feel free to print it off or save it on your computer to fill out for each person in your household.
For additional COVID-19 questions and information:
Call: 585-268-9700 (Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Weekends: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
Call: 585-268-9250 (Health Department)
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COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline: 844-863-9314