New York warns people with illnesses to not visit long-term care homes amid coronavirus concerns

Posted at 5:52 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-10 06:05:00-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York state will be showcasing fliers at nursing homes and long-term care facilities, warning people who are sick to not visit them due to coronavirus concerns.

The fliers say if you have one of the following illnesses, you should not enter any of the facilities

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

As of Tuesday morning, there are 142 confirmed cases of coronavirus in New York state; none in Western New York.