MONTICELLO, NY – – Sullivan County's Public Health Alerts anyone who has visited the Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello on Sunday, January 17th, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. that they may have been exposed to someone who has since tested positive for COVID-19.
“The person became symptomatic on January 19th and has mild symptoms at that point. Known exposures have been quarantined, ”said Nancy McGraw, director of public health for Sullivan County. “The Holiday Mountain employees were cooperative and decided to voluntarily close the ski club for the weekend of January 23rd to 24th.
The facility has been proactive in notifying the public, cleaning up, and working with Sullivan County Public Health Services staff and NYS contact tracers. "
If someone believes they are exposed, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their doctor if symptoms occur or call the Sullivan County Public Health Service at 845 / 292-5910.
McGraw said, “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 you wait for the results of the coronavirus test. "
Symptoms can appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Possible symptoms of COVID-19 are one or more of the following symptoms:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body pain
New loss of taste or smell
Constipation or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Stay home if you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms.
If anyone shows any of these signs, see a doctor right away:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake up or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support hotline at 844 / 863-9314 for mental health assistance and advice.
More information about coronavirus can be found at https://sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus or https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.