Dutchess County Department of Behavioral and Community Health (DBCH) Commissioner Dr. Anil Vaidian announced today an employee at the Town of Rhinebeck Transfer Station, located at 376 Stone Church Road in Rhinebeck, has tested positive for COVID-19.
Anyone who brought materials to the Rhinebeck Transfer Station last Saturday, Nov. 28 is advised to monitor for symptoms and seek testing if symptoms develop.
All individuals should be vigilant about COVID-19 prevention measures – face covering, hand washing and physical distancing – to be prevent any potential community spread.
Individuals who have questions can also contact the Dutchess County Coronavirus Hotline at (845) 486-3555.
The town has already conducted a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the transfer station. Contact tracing is underway with those confirmed to have had direct contact with the individual.
Symptoms of Coronavirus/COVID-19, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure, include:
shortness of breath/trouble breathing
muscle or body aches
new loss of taste or smell
congestion or runny nose
nausea or vomiting; and
Residents can find additional information about COVID-19 at dutchessny.gov/coronavirus.
Dutchess County’s Coronavirus Hotline: 845-486-3555
New York State Coronavirus Information Hotline: 888-364-3065