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Potential COVID exposure at El Bajio in Seneca Falls

The Seneca County Health Department confirmed today that an individual who patronized El Bajio Restaurant in Seneca Falls has tested positive for COVID-19. 

County officials have worked closely with restaurant management and have determined that, although the risk of exposure to patrons of the facility is likely very low, out of an abundance of caution the Seneca County Health Department wanted to alert the public to the potential exposure.

Individuals who ate at El Bajio Mexican Restaurant during the evening of Saturday, November 14th between 5:30-7:00 p.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. If individuals develop symptoms they should contact their medical provider and get tested.

“We encourage residents to remain vigilant and adhere to masking and social distancing guidelines and to avoid non-essential gatherings to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19,” officials said. “It is also very important that individuals stay home when you are sick.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild symptoms to severe illness and usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. Indoor activities pose a greater risk, therefore individuals must be aware of their surroundings and evaluate their risk of exposure and the risk that they may pose to others.