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Officials: Possible COVID-19 exposure at Lakeside Entertainment in Union Springs

The Cayuga County Health Department is warning patrons of the Lakeside Entertainment Casino of a possible COVID-19 exposure.

In a press release on Saturday, health officials said that a patron who tested positive for COVID-19 visited on October 7th between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

They say that members of the public who were at the casino during the timeframe should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms reported. They can be minor or severe, but should be taken seriously regardless, health officials added.

It can take 2-14 days for symptoms to appear. Those include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or congestion.

Those who believe they may be ill should contact their doctor for further instructions.

This is the first reported possible exposure at the casino operated by the Cayuga Nation in Cayuga County. The facility opened ahead of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s mandate for commercial casinos. Most Native American-owned casinos opened in New York during the month of June.