The Seneca County Health Department is alerting the public of two events that have been held where there is the potential risk of COVID-19 Exposure.
An individual who patronized La Fiesta Brava Restaurant, 9 East Main Street, Waterloo has tested positive for COVID-19 during the time when they had the potential to infect others. Anyone who was at La Fiesta Brava Restaurant on Friday, November 20th between the hours of 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.
The second potential exposure occurred at the American Legion, 48 State Street, Seneca Falls. Anyone who attended a birthday party in the upstairs private room on Sunday, November 22 between 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm should monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, headache, sore throat and a new loss of sense of taste or smell for 14 days. If you experience any of these you should contact your primary care physician and be tested.
Although the risk of exposure in these cases is low, the potential for contracting COVID-19 is still present. “As the number of COVID-19 cases dramatically increases in Seneca County and the region, it is clear that the actions we take today has a profound effect on what we deal with tomorrow,” said Vickie Swinehart, Director of Public Health.
It is important that we all take the following steps helps to stop the spread of COVID-19:
- Refrain from non-essential travel
- Keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and others when in public
- Wear a mask at all times in public spaces, especially when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.
- Wash your hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid close and continued contact with other people not in your household
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Stay home when you are sick
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