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Long before Henry Hudson and his crew anchored the Half Moon and followed the sound of music that led them to a group of little men with bushy beards, gnomes, the forests of the Catskill Mountains were home to these little creatures. Gnomes have a reputation for guarding Earth's treasures - no wonder they are here in the Catskill Mountains, in our back yard on Peekamoose Road, just down the road from the beautiful jewel - the Blue Hole!

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VOL. 16 NO 47 NOV 26 2020

Public Health Advisory  

COVID-19 Cases at Lake Huntington Business,

With More Exposures Possible 

Lake Huntington, NY – An event at The Nutshell, a bar at 6692 Route 52 in Lake Huntington, has resulted in at least six COVID-19-positive infections since the middle of this month. Sullivan County Public Health Services determined that an individual, who subsequently tested positive for coronavirus, attended the gathering during their infectious period.

Public Health Services is advising anyone who was at that location on the following dates that they may have been exposed to coronavirus:

·        Evening of November 14 into the morning of November 15

“Reports indicate few to no attendees were wearing masks, so many people may have been exposed,” said Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider if symptoms develop, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.”

The NYS Department of Health has been told by The Nutshell's owner that the business is now closed and will remain so for at least the rest of the year.

Multiple COVID-19 Cases

at Callicoon Restaurant 

Callicoon, NY – At least four COVID-19 cases at Peppino's Restaurant in Callicoon have been confirmed by Sullivan County Public Health Services.

Public Health is advising anyone who was at the restaurant, located at 31 Lower Main Street in Callicoon, during business hours on the following dates that they may have been exposed to coronavirus:

·        November 14

·        November 15

·        November 16

·        November 17

 “Four employees have tested positive thus far, and we anticipate there will be more cases,” said Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

COVID-19 Cases at Walmart,

With More Exposures Possible

Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that two Town of Thompson Walmart employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while working.

Public Health Services is advising anyone who was at Walmart, 41 Anawana Lake Road, Monticello during the following dates and times that they may have been exposed to coronavirus:

   November 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

   November 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

   November 18 from 4 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 19 from 4 a.m.-4 p.m.

       November 20 from 4 a.m.-4 p.m.

“It is possible that a significant number of people have been exposed, due to the busyness of that store,” said Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.”

Individual Tests Positive for COVID-19;

Possible Exposures at Liberty Diner

Liberty, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that a patron at the Liberty Diner tested positive for COVID-19 and may have exposed others while visiting during their infectious period.

Public Health Services is advising anyone who was at the diner, located at 30 Sullivan Avenue in Liberty, during the following dates and times that they may have been exposed to coronavirus:

•           November 21 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

•           November 22 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

•           November 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

•           November 24 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

•           November 25 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

“The restaurant has been and is following appropriate coronavirus protocols, including frequent sanitizing, distancing of tables, dividers between tables, and mask-wearing of staff as well as customers when entering and leaving the diner. However, due to the need to remove masks to consume food, it is possible that others may have been exposed,” said Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.”

The virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, or 2 arm-lengths). It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably throughout communities in many affected geographic areas of the county. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in an area, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. (CDC, Nov. 2020).

Contact investigations are ongoing; anyone who tests positive will go into mandatory isolation, and as close contacts are identified, they are encouraged to seek a test and ordered into mandatory quarantine. For an updated list of testing locations, visit www.sullivanny.us.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 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

•           Fatigue

•           Muscle or body aches

•           Headache

•           New loss of taste or smell

•           Sore throat

•           Congestion or runny nose

•           Nausea or vomiting

•           Diarrhea

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.

 

 

 

 

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