• Sullivan County Public Health Services clarifies when to quarantine, or isolate as COVID-19 cases rise (click here to read more)

    The Disease Control (Epidemiology) team at Sullivan County Public Health Services, is urging local residents who have come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 to quarantine for the recommended 14 days. The renewed urgency comes as cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus have spiked sharply both locally and statewide in recent weeks. Today, 25 new positive cases were reported, up from 100 active cases on Friday, Nov. 13, and up from 35 active cases just over a month ago. “This is indicative of an increase in community wide transmission,” indicated Nancy McGraw, Public Health Director. “The best tools we have to contain additional outbreaks is prevention: consistent mask wearing, hand-washing or hand sanitizer use, limiting time in groups, and that people understand the importance of quarantine and isolation.”

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