From Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH CLEARS SKIN CONDITION AT
AT WHITTIER NURSING HOME
The Columbia County Department of Health has been monitoring a rash/skin condition which was reported by the Whittier Nursing Home. The Columbia County Department of Health requested assistance from the New York State Department of Health; they sent a doctor and environmental personnel to evaluate patients at the facility.
On July 31, 2017, the New York State Department of Health recommended that any or all restrictions imposed voluntarily by Whittier Nursing Home or Columbia County be lifted. NYS Department of Health has indicated that there are no health concerns related to this event at this time.
If anyone has developed or is experiencing a rash related to this incident, they should direct any questions or concerns they have to the New York State Department of Health at 1-866-881-2809.