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Chemung County Health Department and Schuyler County Public Health, in coordination with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and with cooperation of the church, have identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Lighthouse Baptist Church, with cases identified in each county. The church is located at 209 Gardner Rd, Horseheads, NY 14845.
Anyone who attended the church for any events (services, bible study, etc.) between August 18th and September 6th should:
“This testing event is vital to identify those that may be ill with COVID and attended any church related functions in order to stop any further community transmission” stated Chemung County Health Department Director Peter Buzzetti.
“If you feel sick, even if you only feel a little sick, get tested then stay home,” Schuyler County Public Health Director Deborah Minor advised. “Taking these steps as soon as you start to feel sick limits how many people get exposed to the virus and helps keep it from spreading widely in the community.”