PRESS RELEASE FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY

Public health advisory: possible COVID-19 exposure at Monticello barber shop

Posted 6/16/20

UPDATE: June 16 from Director of Communications Dan Hust via email: "As there has been some confusion, please note that yesterday's Public Health Advisory referred ONLY to Broadway Barber Shop at 456 Broadway in Monticello. The business known as The Barbershop located at 462 Broadway in Monticello is unrelated to this advisory.

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PRESS RELEASE FROM SULLIVAN COUNTY

Public health advisory: possible COVID-19 exposure at Monticello barber shop

Posted

UPDATE: June 16 from Director of Communications Dan Hust via email: "As there has been some confusion, please note that yesterday's Public Health Advisory referred ONLY to Broadway Barber Shop at 456 Broadway in Monticello. The business known as The Barbershop located at 462 Broadway in Monticello is unrelated to this advisory. Both barbershops have been adhering to all COVID-19 guidelines, which is why Public Health Services considers the potential transmission risk low. The advisory was issued only out of an abundance of caution and should not be construed as discouraging business at either of these establishments."

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who visited the Broadway Barber Shop at 456 Broadway between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

“The risk is low, as the establishment was in full compliance with Phase II reopening guidelines, and everyone present was wearing masks and following current guidelines and protocols for prevention of COVID-19 transmission,” said Public Health Director Nancy McGraw. “However, we ask that if you start to develop symptoms of COVID-19 you contact Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845/292-5910 ext. 0 and ask for an infection control nurse.”

Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Individuals who have questions regarding access for testing should call their health care provider or the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888/364-3065, or visit the NYSDOH website at www.covid19screening.health.ny.gov. Sullivan County’s coronavirus information page, including the latest statistics, can be found at www.sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus.

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