FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2020
Melissa J. Dixon
Erie, PA – County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper today announced eight new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Erie County. The total positive cases of COVID-19 in Erie County to date is 191, with 3,658 negatives and 121 recovered.
“As you celebrate Memorial Day this weekend, please try to keep in mind that everyone you invite to your home is essentially bringing with them everyone they have come into contact with in the past 14 days,” said Dahlkemper. “We don’t encourage Memorial Day picnics and gatherings with those you don’t live with, but if you insist upon gathering, please do it outside, wear a mask and keep a 6-foot distance from one another.”
Jennifer Eberlein, community program manager for Corry and a registered nurse, joined the County Executive today to provide insight on the principles of moving naturally, having the right outlook, eating wisely and safely having social connections.
A new COVID-19 Consumer Resources for Locating Food Pantries/Food Resources document can be found online at eriecountypa.gov on the “Community Health Interest” page.
Briefings will move to only Tuesday and Friday next week.
For more information related to COVID-19 including fact sheets, business resources, family resources, videos, translations, guidance and more, visit eriecountypa.gov and the social media accounts for Erie County, Pa., and Erie County Department of Health.