Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. This type of coronavirus has not been seen before. You can get COVID-19 through contact with another person who has the virus. It is predominantly a respiratory illness that can affect other organs. People with COVID19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:  wash hands regularly, cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others, cover coughs and sneezes, clean and disinfect, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, monitor your health daily, and stay home if you are sick.


Other Resources

Emotional Distress Assistance
  • COVID-19 Emotional Support
    New  York State COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline
    844-863-9314 for mental health counseling
  • Urgent Care Tele-Psych Service Provided by Jamestown Psychiatric
    During the COVID-19 surge, Jamestown Psychiatric is offering our Online Psychiatry Urgent Care service (via Tele-Psych) to all our community members.
    Patients / Clinics can call our Psychiatry Urgent Care phone line 716-708-1101 any time between 10am till 6pm EST to schedule urgent appointments within a few hours of request with our Psychiatrists.

A Message from Public Health Director Christine Schuyler:



Chautauqua County Division of Public Health

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