Friday, April 3, 2020

Commissioner Greg Collins: COVID-19 is Circulating in Wyoming County; P.P.E. is in 'Desperate Need'

Wyoming County Commissioner of Health Dr. Greg Collins said earlier in the week that details such as age, gender, township, employer, details of close contacts, and travel history within Wyoming County and Western New York will not be released unless that information will protect the public's health.

Collins released a statement, which said in part, "I understand people want information to help keep them, and their families safe, but details of the positive cases provide no assurances. To be clear, COVID-19 is circulating in Wyoming County and just because you didn’t visit a particular location does not mean that you haven’t been exposed.”

Dr. Collins added that the Wyoming County Community Health System, health department and emergency services are still in desperate need of Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) including N95 or procedure style mask, nitrile gloves, and protective gowns. Any one who wants to donate P.P.E. supplies can contact or call the health department at (585) 786-8890.  Reporting Source: WGRZ

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