Three Test Positive For Coronavirus After Flying To Albany From Atlanta
If you flew into Albany, New York from Atlanta, Georgia on Delta flight 4815 you may have been exposed to the coronavirus. Rensselaer County Health Department says that three people have tested positive from that July 6th flight.
The three passengers, all from Troy, were not showing any symptoms during the July 6th flight but started feeling sick the following day. Delta is in contact with regional CDC officials and has provided a manifest of the flight so contact tracers can try to notify passengers of their potential exposure to the coronavirus.
According to the new guidelines outlined by Governor Cuomo, individuals from 19 states on the New York travel advisory list requires that people coming from one of those4 states quarantine for 14 days. Georgia is one of 19 states on New York's travel advisory list. At this point, it's unclear if the individuals who tested positive for the coronavirus did quarantine for 14 days after their flight.
The other states on the 14-day quarantine list include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
If you were on Delta flight 4815, on July 6th, you're asked to contact your local health department and schedule a coronavirus test. Also, you should self-quarantine until you know if you are infected.
There have been several cases of people traveling from one of the 19 states on the travel advisory list that have brought the coronavirus to New York. One recent case is in Warren County where a person traveling from Florida, one of the states on the list, has tested positive.