Jefferson County halts possible exposure alerts

Jefferson County halts possible exposure alerts
Jefferson County (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Because of the dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, Jefferson County will stop announcing possible exposure locations, such as restaurants and stores.

In a release, Public Health public information officer Stephen Jennings said “COVID-19 is considered widespread, and residents should assume when they are out in public anywhere, they can be exposed to COVID-19.”

St. Lawrence County made the same announcement over the weekend.

Jennings said Public Health will continue to contact trace every positive case in the county.

Both Public Health departments were alerting the public about places where they may have been exposed to the virus as pat of their contact tracing.

Copyright 2020 WWNY. All rights reserved.