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A number of potential COVID-19 exposures at Vacation Mountain Ski Space in Monticello – The River Reporter

MONTICELLO, NY Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited Holiday Mountain Ski Area in Monticello on Sunday, January 17, 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 individual became symptomatic on Jan. 19 and is experiencing mild symptoms at this time. Known exposures have been quarantined,” said Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “Holiday Mountain staff have been cooperative and decided to voluntarily close the ski club for the weekend of January 23-24.

The facility has been proactive about notifying the public, cleaning, and working with Sullivan County Public Health Services staff and NYS contact tracers.”

If someone thinks they have been exposed, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their health care provider if symptoms develop, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845/292-5910.

McGraw said, “Cases are increasing, and the public should assume that widespread community transmission is occurring, causing the number of positive cases and those with symptoms of illness to increase. We urge everyone to practice social distancing, handwashing, use of hand sanitizer, and wearing masks at all times when indoors and/or outdoors and near others, to reduce further transmission of the coronavirus. And please, stay home if you are awaiting coronavirus test results.”

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Possible symptoms COVID-19 include one or more of the following:

Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

Stay home if you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms.

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

Any New Yorker can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 844/863-9314 for mental health support and counseling.

For more information on coronavirus, go to https://sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus or  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.

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