Health departments warn of potential COVID-19 exposure at Orleans County wedding

Orleans County

TOWN OF CLARENDON, N.Y. (WIVB) — Health officials in Orleans and Genesee counties are warning attendees of a recent wedding that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The wedding took place on Saturday, October 17. It was at a private property on Acton Rd.

“A significant number of known close contacts have been identified through contact tracing and have been placed under mandatory quarantine or isolation,” Paul Pettit, public health director for the Genesee and Orleans County health departments. “However, there are individuals that attended the wedding that were not part of the original guest list and those contacts may not be aware they
may have been exposed to the virus.”

During a briefing on Wednesday morning, Gov. Cuomo mentioned that 18 cases of COVID-19 stemmed from a wedding in the Orleans/Genesee County area, but he did not say whether or not they were from this wedding.

Anyone who attended this wedding should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 through this Saturday.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Those who develop symptoms should contact their doctor and self-isolate until they receive their test results.

COVID-19 testing sites can be found here.

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