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Members of Niagara County Legislature to quarantine after potential COVID-19 exposure

Niagara County
Posted at 2:30 AM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 02:30:31-05

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several members of the Niagara County Legislature's majority caucus including chair Becky Wydysh are quarantining after a potential COVID-19 exposure.

According to a statement, members of the majority caucus while following COVID-19 guidelines, were in the same room for more than an hour with the person who tested positive necessitating the quarantine.

Members of the caucus say they found out about the potential exposure prior to their scheduled meetings Monday night, thus canceling them.

"I'm hopeful that the protocols we were following will prevent anyone else from turning positive," said Niagara County Chair Becky Wydysh. "Mitigating one's risk is the most important thing all residents can do now, especially if we want to prevent any type of shutdown in Niagara County. We are at a crucial juncture and the trend lines have been going the wrong way for the last several weeks. Please wear your masks, keep social distance and do whatever else you can to minimize your exposure so we can get back on track."

Legislators say they will most likely move to virtual meetings for the next few weeks.