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Employee at Lowe’s in Auburn tests positive for COVID-19

The Cayuga County Health Department says there was a COVID-19 exposure at the Lowe’s store in Auburn in the last week.

An employee at the store tested positive for the virus. Officials say that employee worked Saturday, July 18th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday, July 19th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Tuesday, July 21st from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Members of the public, who shopped at the Auburn Lowe’s on any of these dates between the times listed above, should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. Those include fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, scratchy or sore throat, loss of smell or taste, nausea or diarrhea for 14 days after the potential exposure.

Officials say if any symptoms develop – stay home and call your doctor for additional guidance.


“We remind the public that it is still important to practice safe social distancing by staying more than 6 feet apart from others, limiting the number of trips out to stores and only sending one member from your household out to do the shopping. When in public settings, both indoors and outdoors, wear a cloth face covering when safe social distancing cannot be maintained. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces, and stay informed,” a press release from officials said.

Those who do not have a healthcare provider can contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560.

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