COVID-19 News From Cayuga County

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ACTIVERECOVEREDDEATHSTOTAL
1455,005*875,237
Updated 2/24/21 at 12:51 p.m.
*Cayuga County has not updated recovered cases since Feb. 7, 2021. Recovered cases are estimated based on reported data.

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Celebrate the Super Bowl Safely


While Cayuga County has seen a decrease in the number of COVID cases since the post-holiday surge, we strongly urge the community to continue taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

The safest way to celebrate would be doing so at home with the people who you live with. Gathering with family and friends who live outside of your home increases your risk of exposure. If you have plans to celebrate the Super Bowl and gather with a small group of people take these steps to keep everyone safe and protected:
• Anyone who is not feeling well should stay home and not gather with people.
• Anyone who has been tested for COVID-19 and has not received their test results should remain home and not gather with people.
• Wear a mask over your nose and mouth, secure it under your chin and make sure it fits snugly against the side of your face.
• Masks should be worn indoors and outdoors except when eating and drinking.
• Stay at least six feet away from others who do not live with you.
• Avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs with other not from their household.
• Avoid crowded, poorly ventilated indoor spaces. If indoors, bring in fresh air by opening windows and door, if possible.
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing and before eating.
o If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
• Bring your own food and drinks to limit what you come into contact with.
• If weather permits, host the gathering outdoors.

Right now, we have much of the economy reopened, more worksites have staff in offices and over the past few weeks local schools have resumed in-person learning and high-risk sports started this week. The more places we go, the more gatherings we attend increases our risk of exposures. If we all do our part to keep our teams (families, friends, neighbors and communities) healthy, we hope that the numbers will continue to decrease. Have a safe and healthy weekend.

Click here for vaccine information from Cayuga County’s Health Department

NewsChannel 9 interviewed Cayuga County’s Director of Public Health, Kathleen Cuddy about COVID-19 cases and the vaccine, on Tuesday, January 19.

Click here to find out if there has been a recent exposure in your area.

Due to the rise in cases, the Cayuga County Health Department will not announce public exposures to COVID-19, instead focusing that energy on case investigations. Because of community spread, residents should assume a risk of being exposed to COVID-19 when they go out in public. Direct contacts of positive coronavirus patients will still be contacted by the health department. Please remember to take precautions such as wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and washing hands frequently. Everyone should monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19, stay home if they feel ill, and contact their doctor for further guidance.

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