The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed a case of COVID-19 in an employee at the Tops Friendly Markets located at 119 West Seneca Street in Manlius, NY. Members of the public who visited the store on the following days and times may have been exposed:
- Thursday, March 26 between 6:00am and 1:10 pm
- Friday, March 27 between 6:00am and 11:00am
Since that time the store has been deep cleaned and all associates informed. Tops has been in contact with its associate and knows that the employee is on the road to recovery and wishes them continued good health. Since the COVID-19 outbreak Tops has implemented enhanced measures at all stores (including the Manlius location) to help with social distancing and safety by providing and installing additional protective equipment.
Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “We are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individual and notifying them. Anyone who visited the market 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.”
Dr. Gupta also noted that community spread is evident in Onondaga County. That means that a number of cases have been reported with no known contact to a positive case or travel to an affected area. “For this reason, it is critical that we stay at home to prevent exposure,” Gupta explained.