Potential Exposure at Two Local Businesses

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees at two local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the following stores on these days and times may have been exposed:

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 3150 Erie Blvd East in Dewitt
• Monday, March 30: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 1: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Colonial Laundromat, 408 Oswego Street in Liverpool
• Tuesday, March 31: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
• Wednesday, April 1: 6:30 am to 2:30 pm
• Thursday, April 2: 6:30 am to 12:30 pm

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them. Anyone who visited these stores 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.”

Gupta also noted that “the public should be adhering to the voluntary shelter-in-place measures urged by County Executive Ryan McMahon to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.” Through April 21, IF you need essentials or use of County parks, limit your outings to the following days:
Odd Birth Year: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and April 12
Even Birth Year: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and April 19

IF you must go out, be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times and wear a cloth face mask.