Press release from the Cortland County Legislature.
The Cortland County Health Department confirmed the death of a second Cortland County resident related to COVID-19 last night. This individual is a female in her early 70’s who had been receiving treatment in the hospital. The County wishes to express heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends.
The death comes as Cortland County continues to see a dramatic increase in community spread of COVID-19. Small indoor gatherings among friends and family members are contributing to the increase in COVID-19 cases. As families gather for Thanksgiving celebrations it is even more important to limit your gatherings to people that live in your home.
Instead of in-person gatherings the Health Department urges people to call their friends, neighbors and family members and set up video visits through the holiday week as a safe alternative. Each and every member of this community has the ability to make a difference and help limit the spread.
- Limit your activities to essential activities only.
- Limit interactions with anyone outside of your home
- Keep your distance from others
- Wear your mask whenever out in public and at work and school
- Stay home if you are even mildly ill
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
Be kind to each other and be thankful for the ability to work together and keep the spread of this disease to a minimum. We wish everyone a healthy and safe Thanksgiving week.