Class reunion linked to cluster of positive cases of COVID-19, health officials say

News release

WATERTOWN, NY —  The Jefferson County Public Health Service is requesting that attendees of the Carthage High School class reunion and associated activities on Friday, July 16, 2021 and Saturday, July 17, 2021 monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 through July 31, 2021.

The New York State Department of Health has identified a cluster of positive cases from these events. In addition to positive cases identified in Jefferson County residents, residents who attended from other counties in New York State and from other states, have also tested positive. The New York State Department of Health, all impacted local health departments in New York State, and other state health departments are working together to contact trace and isolate these cases.

If symptoms do develop among other attendees or close contacts of the attendees, the department is urging these individuals to get tested, stay home and contact their doctor for further guidance as needed.

Potential COVID-19 Symptoms:
 Fever or chills
 Cough
 Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
 Fatigue
 Muscle or body aches
 Headache
 New loss of taste or smell
 Sore throat
 Congestion or runny nose
 Nausea or vomiting
 Diarrhea