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Please see below for the Daily COVID-19 Update for Schuyler County, NY. We did not receive notification of any new positive cases of COVID-19 today. The most recent individual who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered from the virus – leaving no active confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County. Please remember that the number of people in isolation and quarantine varies day-by-day and can include cases, contacts of cases, some people awaiting test results, and some travelers.
While the situation has improved greatly in NYS, cases are rising rapidly in many states across our nation. Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and clean/disinfect surfaces. To learn how these actions work together to slow the spread of COVID-19, please visit: http://schuylercounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/8858/COVID-19-Prevention-How-it-works.
If you plan to travel, please self-quarantine for 14 days upon your return to keep our community healthy. There are currently 19 states covered by the travel advisory: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The State will regularly update this list based upon a seven-day rolling average of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents. Stay current on the travel advisory by visiting: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.
Please Note: this table does not update automatically. Updates will be provided daily (Monday - Friday) as a new post. Weekend/Holiday updates will only occur if there is something major to report.
Total tested positive
New positive results
Total tested negative
Currently in isolation or quarantine
Age Range of Positive Cases
19 and under
20 - 29
30 - 39
40 - 49
50 - 59
60 - 69
70 - 79
80 - 89
90 and over
The table above only includes individuals who have been tested for COVID-19. There could be other people with COVID-19 in the community who haven’t been tested and have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. That’s why it is important we all continue to wash our hands, practice social distancing, and take other protective actions.
When someone tests positive, they are put in mandatory isolation until they are no longer considered at high risk of transmitting COVID-19 to others based on criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).Our office also conducts a contact investigation to identify people who may have been exposed to the virus by the person who tested positive.
For a contact investigation, which can also be called contact tracing, we work with the individual to determine where the person went and who they had contact with both while they had symptoms and during the 48 hours before their symptoms started, per CDC and NYSDOH guidance. People are considered at risk of getting COVID-19 if they are in the same household with someone with COVID-19, had direct physical contact with someone with COVID-19 or with their infectious secretions, or were within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for 10 minutes or more. Walking through the same public setting as someone who tested positive does not make someone a close contact. If someone who tested positive reports they were in a public setting and our investigation reveals high risk close contact occurred, we will inform the community and provide instructions on what community members should do if they were at the location.
Any people identified as contacts of the person who tested positive will be contacted by the health department and put in quarantine at their home. They are released from quarantine once it has been 14 days since they were exposed to the person with COVID-19, unless they develop symptoms of COVID-19. Our staff conduct daily check-ins with both the individual who tested positive and their contacts to monitor their health and to check that the individuals are following the quarantine or isolation orders.
A person is considered recovered once all three of the following happen:
The COVID-19 diagnostic test checks for the presence of the virus at the time of sampling. Antibody testing is different – it checks to see if you have ever had the virus. Because this is a new virus, scientists are still figuring out:
Antibody testing is not currently widely available in our County. However, you can call your healthcare provider if you feel you may need antibody testing.
Businesses in each region will reopen in phases. Reopening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Eligibility for each phase’s reopening is determined based on health metrics measured across the whole Southern Tier. To see the dashboard, visit: https://forward.ny.gov/regional-monitoring-dashboard.
Here is a breakdown of industries in each phase:
Learn more at: https://forward.ny.gov/
Yes – the virus is not gone. It is still spreading in New York State and the country overall. It is very important that we all do our part to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community. Please continue to:
These protective actions work together to help slow the spread of COVID-19.