GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Two new cases of the coronavirus were reported early Friday morning in Albany County, the two are directly related to one of the individuals who tested positive for the virus in Guilderland.
The individuals were already quarantined in their home and are recovering, according to a statement sent by the office of county executive Dan McCoy.
That brings the total of confirmed cases to 4 in Albany County.
McCoy said in a press conference Friday that those who have been exposed to the individuals who tested positive for the virus will be notified by the health department.
Additional contact tracing and testing will be done based on these new confirmed cases.
The Albany County Health Department suggested that Farnsworth Middle School should be closed. In direct response the Guilderland Central School District announced early Friday morning of school cancellations to hold staff development to discuss proper sanitation of the campuses for March 13.
“This is an evolving situation and I will continue to say that the numbers of positive cases will go up as more people are tested. I urge you to remain calm. The plans are in place to test and monitor individuals for this virus. I continue to advise everyone to stay home if you’re sick; wash your hands frequently; don’t touch your face and cough and sneeze by covering your mouth, preferably with a tissue and then throwing it out,” McCoy said.
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