MAYVILLE – The Chautauqua County Department of Health is investigating a possible COVID-19 outbreak at a local business.
In a statement to the media on Sunday, Christine Schuyler, the County Public Health Director, says with every positive case a disease investigation is conducted and isolation and quarantine orders are issued for those impacted.
“We are working collaboratively with an employer in the north county where an employee(s) tested positive for COVID-19.” said Schuyler. “This employer has been very cooperative and is following all of the required and recommended state protocols for this industry.”
Officials did not specifically identify the business in question.
“In partnership with the NYSDOH, we are continuing our public health work on this situation.”
She says only when close contacts cannot adequately be identified or located, will public health agencies issue a public notification with more specific information to assist in locating contacts and mitigating disease spread.
On Friday, eight new COVID-19 cases were reported in the county. An update recapping new weekend cases is expected on Monday.