County Health Officials Ask Community To ‘Stay Home’ Amid Virus Outbreak

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MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County health officials are asking residents to take measures to protect themselves and healthcare workers as the novel Coronavirus pandemic continues.

In a public service announcement released by the county’s health department, Chautauqua County’s Director of Health and Human Services Christine Schuyler asked residents to practice social distancing.

“If you absolutely do not need to go out, don’t,” said Schuyler. “If you have a mild cold or flu like symptoms, with or without a fever, stay home.”

“If your symptoms are severe, call your health care provider, do not go to the emergency room or urgent care,” furthered Schuyler. “Do not call 911 or go to the ER unless you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say reported illnesses due to the virus have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and, in some cases, death.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath


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