The Town of Olive was recently made aware of two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our workforce last week. A Town Office employee tested positive and was last at work in the office on October 6, 2021. A Highway Department employee tested positive and was largely confined alone in a truck during the day. That employee last worked October 8. Contact tracing was initiated once the town was made aware of the cases in the late afternoon on Friday, October 8. Follow up calls were made during the weekend to town employees who were in proximity to the infected workers and no one experienced any symptoms as of today.
It was also determined from our log-in book that any engagement with the public was no greater than 10 minutes and within 6’ proximity to the infected employees. CDC protocols require contact tracing for any people exposed longer and closer than those guidelines. The Town would like individuals who may have been in the Town Office or Highway Department on Watson Hollow Road in West Shokan on Tuesday or Wednesday October 5-8 to be made aware of the situation in the interest of public safety and to seek medical help if they experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, congestion, runny nose, and loss of taste or smell. Please call the Ulster County Department of Health at 845-443-8888 if you have any questions about your health or COVID-19 symptoms.
Thank you and, please, stay safe and healthy.