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DCPHS: June 22 COVID-19 Update

Amanda Walsh, MPH Public Health Director 

June 22, 2020

Delaware County Public Health received no positive lab reports for COVID-19. The Governor has announced that gatherings of up to 25 people will be allowed in Phase Three regions.

It is essential to continue to follow public health guidance and prevention measures.  

COVID-19 is thought to primarily spread person-to-person via respiratory droplets through close contact. 

As a result, large gatherings present a significant risk to individuals and communities and continue to be prohibited. This includes parades, festivals, parties, and all group gatherings that exceed 25 people.  

Starting June 26th in-person socially distanced graduation ceremonies up to 150 people will be permitted.

Low-risk youth sports, including baseball, softball, crew, cross country, field hockey and gymnastics, for regions in phase 3 can begin on July 6th with up to two spectators allowed per child.

Positive Results: 81
Discharged (recovered): 73
Isolating at Home: 2
Hospitalized: 1
Deceased: 5
Mandatory Quarantine: 7
Precautionary Quarantine: 5
Number of People Tested: 3317
Number of Tests Performed: 5749
Negative: 3195
Pending: 19

If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms (cough, fever, trouble breathing or pneumonia) talk to your primary health care provider.

Do not come to the emergency room unless there is a pressing emergency.

Thank you to everyone to help bring the number of cases down through vigilant and consistent prevention efforts.  

These prevention efforts will need to be continued and maintained to move through the reopening phases safely.

Help Flatten the Curve:

  • Practice Social Distancing. Even if you feel well, stay at home as much as possible. In public, keep at least 6 feet distance from others. Avoid unnecessary appointments. 
  • Wash Your Hands. Cover Your Cough. Cover your cough and sneezes. Use your elbow or a tissue. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Wear cloth face coverings when in you are in public and are:
  • within six feet of distance from other individuals; or
  • in a situation or setting where they are unable to maintain six feet of distance from other individuals; or
  • in a public or private transportation carrier or for-hire vehicle.
  • Take Caution with At-Risk Persons. Avoid visiting those most at risk (elderly and people with underlying health conditions), call instead. Offer help with groceries and other goods to pick up and drop off without face-to-face contact.

NYS COVID-19 Emotional Support Helpline at
is staffed 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week.

Social distancing remains in place by executive order.

For more information about the regional reopening for businesses go to

For information about COVID-19 you can visit