SCHENECTADY – Schenectady County health officials this week advised anyone who visited the county Department of Social Services building Thursday should monitor themselves for COVID symptoms after an employee tested positive for the virus.
Officials called the risk of exposure low and said that the department has followed all guidance.
The employee worked at the DSS building at 797 Broadway Thursday, Oct. 15, officials said. Close contacts have been identified and quarantined.
“Although SCPHS believes there is a low risk of exposure, members of the public who visited DSS during the time period should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date and consider getting tested,” the county said.
The county reported Monday 326 total people under quarantine around the county and 65 people in isolation. Three people are currently hospitalized and nine others were hospitalized under investigation for COVID.