LIVINGSTON MANOR – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 Main Street in Livingston Manor on specific dates and times that they may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and was contagious.
∙October 5, 2020, between 1 and 10 p.m.
∙October 6, 7, 9, 11, or 12 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
∙October 10 between 1 and 10 p.m.
∙October 13 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Although we believe that compliance with mask-wearing was routinely enforced, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying the public that customers visiting on these dates and times could have been exposed,” cautioned Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. If someone thinks they have been exposed, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and if symptoms develop, call their doctor or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292- 5910, she said.
“The longer period of time someone interacts with others, the higher the risk of virus transmission to others. If patrons were wearing a mask, limited their interactions with others to 10 minutes and practiced social distancing, the risk is further reduced,” McGraw said.
COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as hand washing, staying home when sick) and environmental cleaning and disinfection are important.
Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.
Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include one or more of the following:
- Fever or chills • Cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Headache •
New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
For more information on coronavirus, go to https://sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus or https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.