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Schenectady County Health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure

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SCHENECTADY — Schenectady County Public Health Services issued a news release on Saturday advising CDTA passengers that they may have been exposed to someone who has since been diagnosed with COVID-19.

 In the release, SCPHS confirmed that an individual later diagnosed with COVID-19 rode CDTA Bus Number 370 at 7:05 a.m. on August 12 and 13.

SCPHS recommends that members of the public who rode the bus during those time periods mentioned should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date. Should symptoms develop, officials ask that affected persons stay home and call both their doctor, and SCPHS at (518) 386-2824 option 2, for additional guidance.

The elderly or those with underlying medical conditions should contact their physician as soon as possible, even if their illness or symptoms are mild.

Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.

This month, Schenectady County’s no-cost community testing programs will take place on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridge Community Center, located at 735 Crane St., and on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Schenectady Islamic Center, at 89 North Brandywine Ave. Registration is required and may be completed by calling (518) 419-0370.

SCHPS also suggests that members of the public protect themselves and others by wearing a face covering while in public when social distancing is not possible. It also recommends that everyone conntinues to wash their hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.

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