COVID-19 is a new coronavirus first detected in the Hubei Province in China in December 2019. With thousands of confirmed cases in China, the novel coronavirus has spread internationally to South Korea, Japan, Italy, and others, including the United States. International health organizations continue to learn more about this virus, including development of vaccines.
Washington County’s Departments of Public Health and Public Safety in conjunction with County Administration are continuing to work closely with our state and federal health agencies to monitor the spread of the disease and act decisively to ensure we are as prepared as possible to keep Washington County safe and healthy.
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CASE STATUS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY
Currently, our Washington County Public Health professionals continue monitoring a number local residents (statistics shown below) who either reported close contact with a subject testing positive for COVID-19 and quarantined, or were tested accordingly for COVID-19.
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Case Status data updated: 07/23/2020, 9:18 AM
NOTES ON RECENT CASE ACTIVITY
Since yesterday's report, one new COVID-19 + case was added / processed, there was also one new recovery of an active case and no current hospitalizations. The origin of exposure in today's new case remains under public health investigation. For reference, prior to today's new case, our last new COVID-19 + case was received Thursday (July 23, 2021).
COVID-19 ADVISORY - MULTI-CHURCH EVENT
Public health departments in Washington, Warren and Saratoga counties are advising the public of a significant number of COVID-19 cases that appear related to a week-long, multi-church event in Washington County last week. As of Tuesday afternoon, more than a dozen infections have been documented among individuals from three counties and Vermont who attended this event.
The event took place in a tent in a field off Burgoyne Avenue in the town of Kingsbury, Washington County, between Saturday, July 10th and Saturday, July 17th, and involved parishioners of numerous churches from around the region.
Contact tracers and public health administrators from the three counties have been working collaboratively this week as it became evident that this event was a common denominator in a growing number of COVID-19 cases.
Anyone who attended events at this location during this time period is asked to self-quarantine and avoid gatherings or other events until able to get a COVID-19 test. Please monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, shortness of breath, cough, loss of sense of taste or smell and/or headache. Seek medical care if noting any of these symptoms.
Attendees who have questions about this matter or about COVID-19 testing should contact their local public health department at the phone numbers below.
Washington County, NY Public Health Department: 518-746-2400
Warren County NY Public Health: 518-761-6580
Saratoga County Public Health Services: 518-885-2276