WARREN COUNTY – Three Warren County residents recently returned from trips to Florida and have since been diagnosed with COVID-19, the county said Wednesday evening.
Now the county is seeking the public’s help in finding anyone who was on one of two flights to Albany International Airport from Florida or who may have been exposed to them. People with information or feel they have been exposed to the virus are asked to contact their county health department as soon as possible.
Warren County learned of the travelers Wednesday and put out an alert Wednesday evening.
The three were on two Allegiant Air flights to Albany on June 25 and June 26 and may have been contagious at that point, the county said.
The June 25 flight was Allegiant Airlines Flight 1505 from Punta Gorda, Fla., to Albany International. The June 26 flight was Flight 754 from St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla., to Albany International.
The two flights came after Gov. Andrew Cuomo imposed a two-week quarantine on any travelers returning to New York from states with high COVID infection rates. Florida was among the first eight states placed on the list. The list has since been expanded to 16 states.
“These three new positive cases should serve as a wake-up call to anybody who isn’t taking this virus seriously,” Warren County Administrator Ryan Moore said in a press statement. “New York state and the Capital Region have improved, but the threat remains and all the progress we’ve made can be undermined. It’s no great mystery that Florida and many other states have been struggling with spikes in this virus. If you haven’t already gotten smart about your vacation decisions, then get smart. You’re putting yourself and your community at risk.”
The Centers for Disease Control and New York Department of Health are investigating.
The full Warren County announcement: