The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that a customer of TisMart Cigar Shop and Lounge located at 5501 Bartell Road, Brewerton has tested positive for COVID-19. The customer was not wearing a face mask while in the establishment on Saturday, June 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.
Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individual and notifying them. Members of the public who visited the business on Saturday, June 13 from 9:30 to 11:30 am may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 until Saturday, June 27. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance. 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. Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at covid19.ongov.net/.
Onondaga County is now in Phase Three of reopening, and it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and others by covering your face in public when social distancing (staying 6 feet apart) is not possible, especially on public transport, in stores, on crowded sidewalks, or when working and have direct contact with members of the public. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.
With more businesses reopening, employers must take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. All employers should implement a plan that identifies and controls all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19, conducting daily symptom and temperature screening of employees before they enter the facility, requiring face masks and frequent hand washing, ensuring social distancing, telling employees to stay home when sick, and educating their staff about steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home.
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.