The first nine days of November recorded 125 new COVID-19 cases. Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chair Jack Marren and Public Health Director Mary Beer today called upon county residents to buckle down on COVID-19 safety measures.
Since the pandemic started in March, 805 county residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Of that total, the Public Health Department recorded 238 cases in October alone. About 15 new COVID-19 cases per day have been logged since November 1, impacting all age groups, from school-age to the elderly.
“Unfortunately, we are experiencing a troubling increase in community-acquired COVID-19 cases,” said Beer. “This virus is highly contagious and not everyone who has the virus demonstrates symptoms, which means we must take extra precautions and approach everyone as if they are a coronavirus carrier, and we must stop holding and attending large and even small gatherings.”
“Together, we must do everything we can to avoid another shutdown,” said Marren. “We urge residents of all ages to take very seriously the need to exercise those important public safety measures we’ve been heralding since the earliest days of the pandemic: wear a face mask in public, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and avoid social gatherings.”
According to Beer, citizens who feel ill should stay home and contact their health care provider. Covid-19 testing is available at doctor’s offices, Urgent Care Centers, Finger Lakes Community Health, and New York State at Monroe Community College.