Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Local Business, Public Transit

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that an employee at Walmart in East Syracuse has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual used Centro bus lines for transportation to and from work on certain days, outlined below.

Members of the public who visited the Walmart store at 6438 Basile Rowe in East Syracuse on these days and times may have been exposed:
Mon 4-20: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tues 4-21: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 4-22: 8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Fri 4-24: 8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Sat 4-25: 6:45 am to 4:00 pm
Mon 4-27: 8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Tues 4-28: 9:15 am to 5:30 pm
Wed 4-29: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Members of the public who used the following Centro bus lines may have been exposed:

Mon 4-20, Tues 4-21, Wed 4-22, Fri 4-24, Mon 4-27, and Wed 4-29:
Route 216 departing Electronics Parkway at 6:55 am
Route 120 departing Transit Hub at 7:40 am
Route 123 departing Walmart at 5:38 pm
Route 116 departing Transit Hub at 6:20 pm

Tues 4-28:
Route 123 departing Walmart at 5:38 pm
Route 116 departing Transit Hub at 6:20 pm

Sat 4-25:
Route 123 departing Walmart at 4:18 pm
Route 116 departing Transit Hub at 5:00 pm

The individual wore a face mask while working and while riding the bus. The Walmart store continues to adhere to CDC guidelines to protect the health of their customers. Centro confirms that buses are wiped and disinfected daily.

Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individual and notifying them. Anyone who may have been exposed on the days and times listed 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-19IF 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.