Picente: 2 in Oneida County tested for coronavirus

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has confirmed that two people are being tested for coronavirus after a medical office in Rome closed unexpectedly Tuesday.

Posted: Mar 3, 2020 5:21 PM
Updated: Mar 10, 2020 12:43 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has confirmed that two people are being tested for coronavirus after a medical office in Rome closed unexpectedly Tuesday.

Mohawk Valley Health System says one person was initially tested after experiencing respiratory symptoms upon returning from a country that has widespread COVID-19.

MVHS is working with the Oneida County Health Department and the state Department of Health to ensure all testing and quarantine protocols are followed.

The initial test results should be available by Thursday, according to MVHS.

Picente says no one is quarantined at this time. 

A press conference will be held Wednesday morning, according to the county executive's office.

It is not clear when Rome Medical Office, located at 1617 N. James St., Suite 900, will reopen.

Patients who normally see doctors at the Rome facility should call the Oneida Medical Office at 315-366-3700 if they are in need of non-emergency care.

The county was monitoring a local resident in February who had recently returned from a trip to China. Tests in that case came back negative for coronavirus. 

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