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Potential COVID-19 Exposure in Auburn Grocery Store | Local news

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This undated electron microscope image, made available by the US National Institutes of Health in February 2020, shows the novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow coming out of the surface of cells, pink, grown in the laboratory. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the United States On Thursday, March 5, 2020, Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed the state’s first case of the new coronavirus. (NIAID-RML via AP)


An employee at an Auburn grocery store tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Cayuga County Health Department.

The department informed the public of a potential exposure at Kwik Fill on Genesee Street. The employee who tested positive for the virus worked five shifts in the last two weeks: 6 to 14:30 October 7, 7 to 15:15 October 8, 6:45 to 3:15 October 10, 6:45 to 3 pm October 11 and 6 to 8:15 Wednesday.

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Customers who were in the store during the five time frames may have been exposed to the virus and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, body or muscle pain, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

If symptoms develop, stay home and consult your doctor. If you are elderly, have underlying health conditions or are immunocompromised, call your doctor even if you experience mild symptoms.

Cayuga County had 24 new COVID-19 cases in three days last week. There are already 51 confirmed cases in October, which is a new high for a monthly total.

Police Reporter Robert Harding can be reached at (315) 282-2220 or robert.harding@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @robertharding.

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