FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2020
Melissa J. Dixon
Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper announced the third positive case of COVID-19 in Erie County today.
The individual is in their early 20s. Other details regarding location or other personal information regarding the individual will not be released to the public. Contact tracing is currently being conducted by Erie County Department of Health.
“Even though this is our third positive case in Erie County, the numbers are still low,” Dahlkemper said. “The only way to keep the numbers from growing exponentially is for everyone to follow the recommendations to social distance themselves and practice personal hygiene. Again, please stay home, please stay safe, and please stay calm.”
As a reminder, enforcement of Governor Tom Wolf’s order to close all non-life-sustaining businesses will go into effect Monday, March 23, at 8 a.m.
Visit eriecountypa.gov. for assistance:
- COVID-19 Guidelines for food facilities
- COVID-19 Guidelines for retail grocery stores, restaurants and bars
The public is encouraged to call the Erie County Department of Health at 814-451-6700 if they are concerned about any suspicious activity or business operations, or if they have questions. The environmental task force is monitoring the calls.