Confirmed coronavirus exposure at auction in Romulus last month

The Seneca County Health Department says it confirmed that an individual who attended the Vineyard Road Pony Auction on June 24th and 25th by Vineyard Road Auctions in Romulus has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus.

The positive individual is currently being isolated and monitored by the Seneca County Health Department, according to a press release.

Health Department staff is conducting contact tracing and are encouraging those who attended the Pony Auction and the Trotter Auction on June 24th and 25th to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and to get tested.

County officials said they worked with the operator of the auction prior to the event to ensure all safety measures were in place and that the operators were cooperative.

Deputy Public Health Director Kerry VanAuken said that no event comes without risk in the midst of a pandemic. “As density increases so does the risk for exposure to COVID-19,” she said. “Residents must stay vigilant and follow all health and safety guidelines to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, and a loss of taste or smell.

There were four active cases as of Wednesday in Seneca County.