Possible COVID-19 exposure at Roscoe picnic

LIBERTY – Sullivan County Public Health Services is alerting anyone who attended a private family picnic at the Roscoe Firemen’s Field on Saturday, July 25, that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said they just received test results on Friday confirming an individual was contagious starting around July 24. The person is currently under quarantine.

The Roscoe Firemen’s Field is located at 318 Gulf Road just south of Roscoe. The picnic was held outside with a covered pavilion, but many people may not have been wearing masks or maintaining social distancing, the county said.

“The risk is potentially higher if people were not wearing masks and following current guidelines and protocols for prevention of COVID-19 transmission,” said McGraw.

Persons who start to develop COVID-19, the county urges them to contact their doctors or Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910 x 0 and ask for an infection control nurse.

Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Possible COVID-19 include one or more of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

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