The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed two more potential exposures of COVID-19, at Walmart in East Syracuse and on a Greyhound bus from New York City.
An individual who shopped at the Walmart store at 6438 Basile Rowe in East Syracuse on Tuesday, April 28 between 10:30 am and 11:30 am has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was not wearing a mask. Anyone who was in the store during this time should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 listed below for 14 days.
A passenger on a Greyhound bus, Schedule 0206, on Monday, April 27 that left Port Authority in New York City at approximately 2:30 pm and arrived in Syracuse at approximately 7:40 pm has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual, who is not a resident of Onondaga County, was wearing a mask. All passengers on this bus are being advised to self-quarantine for 14 days from the potential exposure and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 listed below. These individuals should call their healthcare providers to see if they should be tested.
The Health Department investigates all COVID-19 cases in Onondaga County and identifies and notifies all close contacts. Anyone who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing for 14 days after their potential exposure. 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.
Everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home 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.