Health officials from the Hudson Valley are warning residents about a possible COVID-19 exposure at a local barbershop.

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On Tuesday, the Sullivan County Public Health Services announced anyone who visited the Broadway Barber Shop at 456 Broadway in Monticello, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9, may have been exposed to COVID-19.

“The risk is low, as the establishment was in full compliance with Phase II reopening guidelines, and everyone present was wearing masks and following current guidelines and protocols for prevention of COVID-19 transmission,” Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said in a press release. “However, we ask that if you start to develop symptoms of COVID-19 you contact Sullivan County Public Health Services and ask for an Infection Control nurse.”

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you, officials say.

Individuals who have questions regarding access for testing should call their health care provider or the New York State COVID-19 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065, or visit the NYSDOH website at Sullivan County’s coronavirus information page, including the latest statistics, can be found at

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