Modified: July 30, 2021 1:54pm
NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE FOR PARTICIPANTS AND STAFF AT THE TABERNACLE YOUTH PROGRAM IN ORCHARD PARK
ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is sharing the following notice for staff and families of participants at the Tabernacle Church Vacation Bible School summer program in Orchard Park.
A COVID-19 case investigation determined that there were potential COVID-19 exposures at the Tabernacle Church, 3210 Southwestern Blvd. in Orchard Park on July 23, 2021.
ECDOH is making this announcement out of an abundance of caution and to prevent additional COVID-19 transmission. Staff, volunteers and families who participated in youth program activities at the Tabernacle in Orchard Park on July 23 should seek a diagnostic COVID-19 test. Free diagnostic COVID-19 tests are available through ECDOH by calling (716) 858-2929 or (716) 858-7697. Other diagnostic testing sites in Erie County are listed at: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you. Diagnostic COVID-19 tests are strongly recommended 5-7 days past the last date of exposure.
COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
Case investigations identify close contacts, inform those contacts of their exposure, place those individuals in quarantine and advise them to seek a diagnostic test and watch for symptoms. ECDOH makes public notifications of potential COVID-19 exposures when efforts to obtain contact tracing information are unsuccessful. After multiple communications from ECDOH, the facility was unwilling to cooperate with contact tracing staff.
- Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH), Information Line: (716) 858-2929