A number of COVID exposures in Monticello –

Sullivan County's public health department is warning anyone who has visited a Monticello ski resort that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Anyone who has visited the Holiday Mountain ski area in Monticello on Sunday 17th January between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Nancy McGraw, Director of Public Health said:

The person became symptomatic on January 19 and has mild symptoms at that point. Known exposures were quarantined. Holiday Mountain staff have been cooperative and have decided to voluntarily close the ski club for the weekend. The facility has been proactive in notifying the public, cleaning up, and working with Sullivan County Public Health Services staff and NYS contact tracers

McGraw added:

Cases are on the rise and the public should assume that there is widespread community transmission, increasing the number of positive and symptomatic cases. We urge everyone to practice social distancing, hand washing, use of hand sanitizer and wearing masks indoors and / or outdoors and around others in order to reduce further transmission of the coronavirus. And please stay home while waiting for the results of the coronavirus test

If you or someone you know thinks they've been exposed, they should quarantine themselves for 14 days and call their GP if symptoms occur. You can also call Sullivan County Public Health at (845) 292-5910.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can appear between 2 and 14 years after exposure to the virus. You will be asked to stay home if you or a loved one develops symptoms of COVID-19. Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at (844) 863-9114 for mental health assistance and advice.

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