Schenectady County Health officials warn of possible COVID-19 exposure

SCHENECTADY — Schenectady County Public Health Services issued a news release on Saturday advising CDTA passengers that they may have been exposed to someone who has since been diagnosed with COVID-19.

In the release, SCPHS confirmed that an individual later diagnosed with COVID-19 rode CDTA Bus Number 370 at 7:05 a.m. on August 12 and 13.

SCPHS recommends that members of the public who rode the bus during those time periods mentioned should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date. Should symptoms develop, officials ask that affected persons stay home and call both their doctor, and SCPHS at (518) 386-2824 option 2, for additional guidance.

The elderly or those with underlying medical conditions should contact their physician as soon as possible, even if their illness or symptoms are mild.

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Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.

This month, Schenectady County’s no-cost community testing programs will take place on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridge Community Center, located at 735 Crane St., and on Thursdays from 2 to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Schenectady Islamic Center, at 89 North Brandywine Ave. Registration is required and may be completed by calling (518) 419-0370.

SCHPS also suggests that members of the public protect themselves and others by wearing a face covering while in public when social distancing is not possible. It also recommends that everyone conntinues to wash their hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.