Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed that an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at the Glenville branch of the Schenectady County Public Library System on November 18 from 1-5pm. SCPHS has identified and quarantined close contacts of the individual. Although SCPHS believes there is a low risk of exposure, members of the public who went inside the Glenville library during that time should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date and consider getting tested. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor, and SCPHS at (518) 386-2824 option 2, for further guidance.
Schenectady County Public Library System has followed all guidance from Schenectady County Public Health Services and has fully cooperated during the investigation.
If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911. Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.
SCPHS offers no-cost community testing schedule:
Monday, November 30, 2020 from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Boys and Girls Club Adeline Wright Graham Clubhouse (104 Education Drive, Schenectady), and Thursdays in December from 9am to 1pm at SUNY Schenectady’s West Parking Lot (78 Washington Ave., Schenectady). Appointments are strongly encouraged, but not necessary. Call (518) 419-0370 to register. Check www.schenectadycounty.com/publichealth for cancellations due to weather.
Protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering while in public when social distancing is not possible, especially on public transport, in stores, on crowded sidewalks, or when working and have direct contact with members of the public. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.
NYS DOH Online Assessment: https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/
Schenectady County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: https://arcg.is/HTfCr