October 16, 2020, Belmont, NY. This morning it came to our attention that an Allegany County employee working within our County Office Building in Belmont has tested positive for COVID-19. Immediate action by the Health Department has been taken to include contact tracing and other requirements when someone tests positive. The area where the employee works will be cleaned before other employees or members of the public will be allowed into that area. There is no immediate danger or concern for the public or employees working with the person who tested positive. If employees or members of the public are a contact of this employee that requires quarantine, they will receive a phone call and further instructions from the Health Department. It is important to note that casual contact with a positive person does not necessarily make you a direct contact that would require quarantine. Whether you are a direct contact requiring quarantine, depends on a number of factors including the use of face coverings, social distancing, and the duration of contact. If you do not receive a phone call from the Health Department, you are not a direct contact subject to quarantine.
Our facilities effected by this will be open, business as usual, on Monday.