According to a statement from the Broome County Health Department issued October 23, riders at times on two separate county public transit bus routes may have been exposed to a person testing positive for the coronavirus.

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Authorities say the exposures may have occurred on B.C. Transit Bus number 57 on October 17 between 11 a.m. and noon or 5 and 6 p.m. or October 21 between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.

A person on bus number 53 on October 19 between 6 and 7 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. also has tested positive.

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Riders on those lines on those days and at those times are being told they should self-quarantine for 14 days if they were on those buses for more than ten minutes,.

As with past statements, the Health Department says you should contact your health department if you develop symptoms such as fever, body aches, trouble breathing, a cough or sudden lost of taste and smell.

Testing is available for all New Yorkers at the drive-through site at Binghamton University by appointment.  Call 1-888-364-3065.

Broome County officials remind residents: "wash your hands, wear your facial coverings and continue to maintain social distancing. If you feel sick and do not need immediate assistance, please contact your healthcare provider via phone or virtual health with questions prior to heading to the emergency room."

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