All travelers coming from outside of Chautauqua County should self quarantine for 14 days. Below are some guidelines on preparing and living out your 14 day self quarantine.
Plan ahead. Think about bringing necessary groceries and household supplies with you or have someone deliver them to you – to avoid going to public places. We encourage you to go outside for physical activity.
Outdoor activity suggestions:
- Avoid close contact with people, even when outside. Keep a distance of at least 6 feet to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
- If you suspect you might come in contact (closer than 6 feet) with someone when walking, biking, jogging, etc., have a face covering with you, so you can cover your nose and mouth.
- Avoid games and activities that require close contact.
- Avoid frequently touched surfaces and objects. This includes playground equipment like slides and swings.
- Don’t share equipment such as bicycles, helmets, balls or frisbees.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue and discard the tissue in a closed container.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol in these instances:
- When you return indoors,
- before and after eating,
- after using the restroom,
- after coughing or sneezing, and
- after touching surfaces or items that may be contaminated.
NYSDOH has some excellent suggestions to protect you and your family from coronavirus: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/protect-yourself-and-your-family-coronavirus-covid-19
Welcome back to Chautauqua County. If you are coming from out of state, please be mindful of guidelines set forth by Governor Cuomo. Everyone living in Chautauqua County is expected to follow NY on PAUSE. Stay up to date with information from credible sources, including NYSDOH: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home, CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html, and Chautauqua County Health Department:https://chqgov.com/public-health/novel-coronavirus-covid-19