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DCPHS: June 25 COVID-19 Update

Amanda Walsh, MPH Public Health Director 

June 25, 2020

Delaware County Public Health received no positive lab reports for COVID-19. 

Public Health received hospital notification today that a COVID-19 positive patient passed away. 

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. 

On Friday June 26th, 2020 for regions entering Phase 4 group gatherings will be allowed up to 50 people. Indoor religious gatherings will be allowed to operate at 33% of their full capacity, up from 25% currently Phase four being the fourth and final stage of the restart plan, certain businesses will still not be allowed to return which includes gyms, movie theaters and malls.  

The guidance specifically excludes high-risk activities, including amusement parks, water parks, arcades, bowling alleys, casinos, concerts, movie theaters, performing arts or other theatrical productions. Carnivals, concerts or performing arts that would go over the limit on gatherings.

Below is a list of businesses allowed to open in Phase 4 on June 26th, 2020: Outdoor zoos, Botanical gardens, Nature parks, Grounds of historic sites and cultural institutions, Outdoor museums, Outdoor agritourism/agricultural demonstrations, Indoor museums, Historical sites, Aquariums, and Art galleries. 

Governor Coumo issues Executive Order 205 authorizing the New York State Commissioner of Health to issue a Travel Advisory

Positive Results: 82
Discharged (recovered): 74
Isolating at Home: 2
Hospitalized: 0
Deceased: 6
Mandatory Quarantine: 10
Precautionary Quarantine: 6
Number of People Tested: 3455
Number of Tests Performed: 6141
Negative: 3325
Pending: 26

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

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