JAMESTOWN – No new cases of the novel Coronavirus were reported by Chautauqua County officials on Monday.
According to the county’s COVID-19 case map, there remain four active cases with 31 total, 24 recovered and three deaths.
Today, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel discussed a new effort to get business ready to re-open. Wendel, appeared on WNYNewsNow’s daily noon broadcast which can be watched here.
Officials say the best way to combat the spread of COVID, and any illness, is to do the following:
- Practice good hygiene – ALWAYS – this will cut down on disease transmission.
- Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds; use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
- Cover your coughs and sneezes – either with your elbow or a tissue; throw the tissue away after use;
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often – like TV remotes, phones, computers, door handles, faucets, light switches and toilet handles.
- Keep a safe distance between you and others in public. Remember that social distancing is 6 feet, and we have been practicing this for quite a while now; keep it up. A few steps or two average arm lengths away is all it takes.
- Wear a covering over your nose and mouth. This helps you to keep your germs to yourself.
- Stay or get healthy. As you know, the coronavirus is worse for people who are older, immunocompromised, or have underlying health problems. If you are in your best shape, you are better able to fight off coronavirus and other diseases. This also helps to prevent those chronic diseases that ultimately make you more susceptible to infections.
- Eat healthy foods;
- Stay or get to an ideal weight;
- Exercise regularly;
- Quit smoking or using tobacco;
- Limit consumption of alcohol;
- Seek help for alcohol or drug addiction;
- Manage stress – take time to relax and do something fun.
As of 4 p.m. Monday Cattaraugus County has not yet provided a daily update.