The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Cricket Wireless in DeWitt and a shopper at Price Chopper on Erie Boulevard in Syracuse have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited these stores on these days and times may have been exposed:
Cricket Wireless, Empire Plaza, 3150 Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt
• Wednesday, April 22: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
• Thursday, April 23: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Price Chopper, 2515 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse
• Saturday, April 25: 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Both individuals were wearing a face mask, and both stores are adhering to CDC guidelines to protect the health of their customers.
Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them. Anyone who visited these locations 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 visiting 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.
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 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.