Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Businesses

We are experiencing an increase in cases in Onondaga County, so it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees and patrons at 5 local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19.

Members of the public who visited the following establishments during the timeframes listed may have been exposed:

An employee of Strada Mia, 313 North Geddes Street, Syracuse
• Thursday, October 15, 11:00am-8:30pm
• Friday, October 16, 11:00am-5:00pm
• Saturday, October 17,5:30pm-10:30pm

An employee of Limerick Pub, 134 Walton Street, Syracuse
• Sunday, October 18, 12:00pm-8:00pm

An employee of Mars Jewelry, 2519 James St, Syracuse
• Tuesday, October 20, 10:00am-5:30pm
• Wednesday, October 21, 10:00am-12:00pm
• Thursday, October 22, 10:00am-5:30pm
• Friday, October 23, 10:00am-5:30pm
• Saturday, October 24, 10:00am-3:00pm

A patron of Brad’s Extra Innings, 200 Highland Ave, East Syracuse
• Wednesday, October 21, 5:00pm-7:00pm

Three employees of the Blarney Stone, 314 Avery Ave, Syracuse
• Thursday, October 22, 7:00pm-12:00am
• Friday, October 23, 12:00am-2:00am
• Saturday, October 24, 11:00am-9:45pm
• Sunday, October 25, 10:30am-7:00pm

Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individual and notifying them. Those who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of potential exposure. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance. 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.

Protect yourself and others by covering your face in public when social distancing (staying 6 feet apart) is not possible, especially on public transport, in stores, on crowded sidewalks, or when working and have direct contact with members of the public. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently. If you are sick, stay ho,e and away from others. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, be sure to get tested.

Employers must take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace including encouraging employees to get tested. All employers should implement a plan that identifies and controls all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19, conducting daily symptom and temperature screening of employees before they enter the facility, requiring face masks and frequent hand washing, ensuring social distancing, telling employees to stay home when sick, and educating their staff about steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home.

Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily, stay up to date by visiting these websites:
• Onondaga County:  covid19.ongov.net
• New York State Department of Health: coronavirus.health.ny.gov
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html