Potential COVID-19 exposure at Middletown DMV


GOSHEN – The Orange County Health Department is advising that if anyone worked at or visited the Orange County Motor Vehicle office at 12 King Street in Middletown on January 25 through January 28 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman recommends that anyone who was in that office during that timeframe should watch for symptoms of the virus, which may include fever, chills, 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, or diarrhea.

Gelman advised residents to consider any public site in the county as a potential site for COVID-19 exposure, due to the persistent increase in newly diagnosed cases.

If you become mildly ill, she advises you to stay at home and manage your symptoms. Residents with severe symptoms should contact their medical provider to discuss a plan or care.

Gelman reminded everyone to wear a mask, avoid unnecessary contact with others, as well as practicing basic personal hygiene including washing hands frequently and thoroughly, refraining from touching your face and avoiding unnecessary contact with others.

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