Over a dozen new COVID-19 cases in Wurtsboro in week


WURTSBORO – Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that at least one individual at La Mananitas, a restaurant in Wurtsboro, tested positive for COVID-19. A second case linked to that one is likely, pending test results.

Public Health Services is advising that anyone who was in this business, located at 158 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, on the following dates may have been exposed to coronavirus:

  • November 27 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 28 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 30 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“The restaurant has closed, and the individuals affected are isolating,” Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said. If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, she said they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845-292-5910.

“We have identified a significant increase in cases in the Wurtsboro area in the past week to almost 17 new cases, and we want the public to be vigilant about following safety protocols,” said McGraw.

The virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, or 2 arm-lengths). It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

For an updated list of testing locations, visit www.sullivanny.us.

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