Orleans County clears COVID-19 caseload

The Livingston County Department of Health and SUNY Geneseo are reporting a small cluster of positive COVID-19 cases among the college’s student population.

Four female students in their 20s who reside off-campus in the same Geneseo household have tested positive for the virus, according the Livingston County Public Health Director Jennifer Rodriguez.

The students are now in the county department of health’s quarantine process and are isolated in their residence.

The department of health is working closely with SUNY Geneseo to perform contact tracing and test close contacts who may have been exposed, Rodriguez said.

No exposure alerts have been issued at this time.

The county issues an exposure alert when a positive case or cases is at a site in which other contacts cannot be easily determined.

The new cases bring Livingston County’s total to 202, an increase of six from the department of health’s last update on Friday.

More than 22,400 tests for COVID-19 have been conducted among Livingston County residents. The 22,435 tests have returned 22,233 negative results, representing an infection rate among those tested of 0.90 percent.

SUNY Geneseo updates a COVID-19 dashboard every business day on its website for members of the community to keep track of its active cases on campus. The site was last updated Friday.

Since Aug. 26, SUNY Geneseo has had a total among its college community of six positive COVID-19 cases, including the four cases announced Sunday.

Livingston County Department of Health also maintains a dedicated COVID-19 webpage at https://www.livingstoncounty.us/1207/COVID-19 that is updated weekdays. The page was last updated Friday morning.

The Department of Health has been advising residents to call their healthcare provider for an assessment if they have a fever, cough or trouble breathing.

Residents who feel as though they may have had exposure to COVID-19, should call the Department of Health at (585) 243-7270.

Those looking for general information on COVID-19, or to learn how to volunteer, may call 1-877-280-6775.

Livingston County Mental Health has created a help line for community members who need someone to talk to during these stressful times. This is a free and confidential service. Call (585) 243-7251 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

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