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Governor announces investigation into COVID exposure at Ti church

TICONDEROGA — Free COVID-19 testing was available here Tuesday following the report of a confirmed case of a resident who attended a religious Mass on June 21.

The governor’s office announced the availability of testing by news release at about 3:30 p.m. The testing is being conducted by the state and county department of health.

“An initial investigation found that an individual who was present at the service tested positive for COVID-19 following exposure to an individual who contracted the virus in Florida,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said by news release. “The individual from Essex County is adhering to appropriate self-isolation measures, and there have been no additional known exposures related to this religious service.”

The individual attended the 9 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ticonderoga, according to health officials.

The testing was from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ticonderoga elementary and middle schools.

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