OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego County Health Department is investigating several confirmed COVID-19 cases, identifying close contacts, and announcing potential public exposure to the virus.
Anyone who visited any of the following locations at these dates and times may have been exposed to COVID-19:
– KeyBank, 4763 Salina St., Pulaski, Thursday, Nov. 19 and Friday, Nov. 20 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, between 9 a.m. and noon;
– American Legion Post 858, 114 NYS Rt. 49, Cleveland, Thursday, Nov. 19, between 5 and 10 p.m.;
– Lakeview Lanes, 723 W Broadway, Fulton, Wednesday, Nov. 18 between 6 and 9:30 p.m.;
Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang said anyone who visited these locations during these time periods should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, new loss of taste and smell, and gastrointestinal illness.
Huang said that people experiencing COVID symptoms should call their health care provider from home. People should not go to emergency departments unless they are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.
For information on COVID-19 testing, visit health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 or call the Oswego County COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Huang said, “These locations were made public because our investigations show there is a possibility of exposure to members of the public whom we could not track down. This is consistent with our policy of notifying the public when investigations of positive cases determine there is a possibility that people who couldn’t be identified or contacted may have been exposed.”
Oswego County officials said it is imperative for everyone to wear a face covering, practice social distancing and take personal responsibility for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
“Social distancing will help reduce the spread of the virus and limit your chance of exposure,” said Huang. “That’s why it is so important that we all follow the crucial measures I’ve outlined below.”
– Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
– Wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth.
– Avoid non-essential gatherings of all types.
– Keep six feet from other people.
– Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating.
– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Call your healthcare provider from home if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath.
– Do not go to the emergency department unless you are experiencing life-threatening conditions.
Residents should continue to monitor reliable sources of information. Go to oswegocounty.com or health.oswegocounty.com/covid-19 for the latest news releases, updates and video presentations. For more information go to cdc.gov.