The Saratoga County Department of Public Health continues to work diligently to contain and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in the county.
There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Saratoga County at this time. The number of confirmed cases remains at three.
Residents are reminded that in order to be tested for COVID-19 an order is required from a medical doctor, healthcare provider or the county Department of Public Health. If an individual believes they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 they should contact their primary care physician ahead of time to make an appointment.
If an individual has questions regarding COVID-19 they should contact the state Department of Health Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough, fever, trouble breathing and pneumonia.
While there is currently no vaccine to prevent the virus, these simple steps can help stop the spread of this and other respiratory viruses:
- Practice social distancing and avoid handshakes.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.