Update From Allegany County Chairman Curt Crandall

March 24,2 2020

ALLEGANY COUNTY, NY – Update From Allegany County Chairman Curt Crandall:

Allegany County employees are working around the clock to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and provide care to those who need it. Our message is to be prepared, not scared. The best way to slow the spread of the virus is to practice social distancing, remain diligent with personal hand hygiene, limit exposure throughout the community, and those that can remain home, should. By uniting as a community, we can keep all citizens as safe as possible.

Here is what we know as it pertains to Allegany County:

• COVID-19 Statistics for Allegany County as of 2:00 p.m. on March 24:
Confirmed Cases: 2
Total Quarantined/Isolated to Date: 96
Released from Quarantine/Isolation: 80
Currently Quarantined/Isolated: 16
• For 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.)
Email: healthinfo@alleganyco.com
Website: www.alleganyco.com
Facebook: Allegany County, NY, Government
• Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 888-448-3367

Allegany County supports Matilda’s Law to protect our most vulnerable populations, including individuals age 70 and older, those with compromised immune systems, and those with underlying illnesses. Vulnerable populations should exercise the following precautions:

• Remain indoors (Can go outside for solitary exercise)
• Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperature and seeing if the person is exhibiting other flu-like symptoms
• Do not visit households with multiple people
• Wear a mask when in the company of others
• To the greatest extent possible, everyone in the presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask
• Always stay at least six feet away from individuals; and
• Do not take pubic transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary.

We thank you for your continued cooperation during this difficult time.