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Potential COVID exposures at Manor's Dollar General

Oct 15, 2020

LIVINGSTON MANOR -- Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Dollar General store on 100 Main Street in Livingston Manor, NY on the following dates and times that they may have been exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and was contagious:
• October 5, 2020 between 1 and 10 p.m.
• October 6, 7, 9, 11 or 12 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

• October 10 between 1 and 10 p.m.
• October 13 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“Although we believe that compliance with mask-wearing was routinely enforced, out of an abundance of caution, we are notifying the public that customers visiting on these dates and times could have been exposed,” cautioned Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “If someone thinks they have been exposed, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their health care provider if symptoms develop, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.”
“The longer period of time someone interacts with others, the higher the risk of virus transmission to others. If patrons were wearing a mask, limited their interactions with others to 10 minutes and practiced social distancing, the risk is further reduced,” explained McGraw.
COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. It is thought that the virus may spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose or mouth, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as hand-washing, staying home when sick) and environmental cleaning and disinfection are important.
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