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COVID-19 Numbers Spike in Monroe County

Written by on October 31, 2020

Monroe County has reported 136 new coronavirus cases, which is the highest number since the pandemic began back in March.

Public Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza gave a statement, saying:

“Our contact tracing is revealing several concerning trends. We are finding more small and large gatherings where attendees are not observing essential precautions including social distancing and mask wearing. We believe this is now leading to transmission within workplaces, as we are experiencing a growing number of small clusters among employees of local businesses and institutions. We have interviewed numerous people who say they went to work with symptoms of COVID-19, brushing them off as a cold or allergies.

This is a very critical moment as we work to keep our community safe and our economy open. We must not give in to pandemic fatigue. Please stay home if you are sick, wear your mask at all times when in public or with people who are not part of your own household, practice social distancing and follow all guidelines designed to protect one another. We know these things are hard, but we ask you to recommit to doing them.”

There are currently 667 Monroe County Residents in isolation and 3,043 residents under mandatory quarantine.



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