The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Deb’s Convenience Mart, 2419 South Salina Street in Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the store on these days and times may have been exposed:
- Saturday, May 9: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
- Sunday, May 10: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Monday, May 11: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
The employee was wearing a face mask while working. Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individual and notifying them. Anyone who visited the store during the identified time periods should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing for 14 days after they visited the store. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing. If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911.
Some people who are positive for COVID-19 do not have symptoms, so it is important to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. IF you need essentials or use of County parks, be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times and wear a cloth face mask. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces, and stay informed.
Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily. We are continually updating our website, covid19.ongov.net to provide easy access to accurate and timely local information. Also regularly visit the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for statewide and national news about COVID-19.