The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that 5 patrons at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards on Lords Hill Road in LaFayette have tested positive for COVID-19. The 5 individuals, who were at the orchard on Saturday, October 3 from 2:15 to 4:45 pm, were wearing masks at all times except when seated indoors to eat. The individuals rode a tractor-pulled wagon into the orchard, and although wearing masks, riders were seated close together which raises the risk of exposure.
Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them. Those who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of potential exposure. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance. If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911.
Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily, stay up to date by visiting these websites:
• Onondaga County: covid19.ongov.net
• New York State Department of Health: coronavirus.health.ny.gov
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html