The Seneca County Public Health Department reported another positive case of COVID-19 on May 22, bringing the county's total up to 40.
The department conducted contact tracing of the individual who tested positive, which produced the following two locations they visited, including timeframes:
- May 16, 2020: Walmart in Waterloo between 2 and 4 p.m.
- May 16, 2020: Glenwood Foods, 2905 Rte. 318, Seneca Falls between 2 and 4.
According to the press release, "Although there is a low risk of transmission, anyone who may have been at these locations during the time indicated should monitor themselves for any signs of COVID-19." Those who feel ill or have any concerns should contact their health care provider. All people who made close contact will be quarantined to monitor their health in case symptoms arise. (Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills or repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.)
“Many of our recent cases have been asymptomatic individuals,” Vickie Swinehart, Public Health Director, said in the release. “The areas of potential community exposures listed [above] is a good indication of why we need to remain vigilant in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. We all must continue to wash our hands often, wear face masks in public, and make sure to socially distance ourselves from those we do not live with. It is very possible to feel well and still have COVID-19.”