Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw announced today that a case of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) has been confirmed at the County-owned and operated Care Center at Sunset Lake in Liberty.
“A healthcare worker at our nursing home tested positive today for the virus,” said McGraw. “They have been self-isolating since going home from work last Thursday. As a matter of routine, the Center’s direct-care staff all wear personal protective equipment as they work, and to date, none of our Care Center residents or staff are exhibiting elevated temperatures or respiratory symptoms.”
“Sullivan County Public Health Services continues to be in direct contact with the NYS Department of Health for guidance and in investigating this case and limiting further transmission,” County Manager Joshua Potosek stated. “Visitation to the Care Center was halted on Friday, and until we know more about this situation, we are also halting all new admissions and non-urgent medical appointments at the facility.”
For more information on the virus and local updates, visit www.sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus.