Rochester, NY has 6 people who were voluntarily quarantined after coming home from China, according to a news story.

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According to the report from Rochester First, Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and County Health Commissioner Dr. Michael Mendoza stated that the people in Rochester who voluntarily tested for the coronavirus remain under observation for 2 weeks and:

“Beyond 14 days they are essentially cleared”

The report suggests symptoms related to the virus may include the following:

  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • A general feeling of being unwell.

The report also urges people to avoid travel to Wuhan, China as well as gives advice as to how to help stop the spread of the virus as follows:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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