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Auburn restaurant worker tests positive for COVID-19

The Cayuga County Health Department announced a potential COVID-19 exposure at a local restaurant after an employee tested positive for the virus.

The exposure involved an employee who worked at Don Juan Cafe, which is located on Chapman Avenue in Auburn.

The employee worked on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (October 1st – 3rd) from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Thursday (October 8th) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.


“Members of the public who were at the restaurant during the timeframes listed above may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of potential exposure,” the Health Department said in a press release.

Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Fever, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, and shortness of breath are symptoms of the virus.


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