Chautauqua County Health Officials Gives Coronavirus Update

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MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County health officials say as of noon Monday there remain no confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus in the county, although four people are in precautionary quarantine.

The newly formed Chautauqua County COVID-19 Response team is meeting daily to evaluate and respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. The team is made up of local public health and emergency response professionals.

The COVID-19 Response team expects to provide updates to local media at approximately 4 p.m. daily. WNYNewsNow will provide coverage.

The team says the best ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow or a tissue and throw it away
  • Practice social distancing – try to keep at least 6 feet between you and another person
  • Stay home and avoid others if you are ill

If residents have symptoms including fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing call your healthcare provider, and they will give you appropriate guidance.

Only call 911 if you are having a medical emergency.

The best ways to keep yourself healthy are to:

  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Get enough sleep
  • Quit smoking
  • Get a flu shot
  • Get a pneumonia shot

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel also requests that if the public needs to conduct business at any Chautauqua County Government offices that they please call beforehand to see if their transaction can be handled over the phone, online, or by mail to help with social distancing to prevent COVID-19 from spreading.


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