Joint Statement From Monroe County Executive Adam Bello and Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Michael Mendoza

January 5th, 2022

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Monroe County will follow the Interim Updated Isolation & Quarantine Guidance released Tuesday, Jan. 4, by the New York State Department of Public Health. The Monroe County Department of Public Health is reviewing the changes and adapting its COVID- 19 protocol to align with the State.

We understand the rapidly changing landscape is leading to significant confusion about the best actions businesses, schools, organizations and individuals should take to protect the health and safety of our community. We are getting many questions, and will be working hard to provide as much clarity as we can over the next several days.

Of particular note, the CDC has also issued updated recommendations. These are recommendations only, and are not the same as the NYSDOH guidance that Monroe County will adhere to.

We anticipate having many more details to share with the public on Thursday, Jan. 6. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to continue following basic best practices that we have relied upon throughout this pandemic.