COVID-19 exposure at Town of Newburgh Trunk or Treat

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GOSHEN – The Orange County Health Department is advising residents that if they worked at or attended the Town of Newburgh Trunk or Treat at the town’s Chadwick Lake Park on October 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., they may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Dr. Irina Gelman continues to advise residents to consider any public site in the city as a potential site of COVID-19 exposure, due to high transmission throughout the county.

She said the best way to prevent the spread of the virus continues to be adhering to proper safety measures such as wearing a mask covering your mouth and nose, vaccination, avoiding unnecessary contact with others, as well as practicing basis personal hygiene. That includes washing your hands frequently and thoroughly, refraining from touching your face and avoiding unnecessary contact with others.

Should you feel ill, contact your healthcare provider.

Dr. Gelman said if you or your child was at the Town of Newburgh Trunk or Treat, monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, which may include, but are not limited to, fever, chills, 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, or diarrhea.

Anyone experiencing symptoms indicative of the virus should contact their doctor to discuss a plan of care.