Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Tommy’s Park on Butternut Street

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that two customers of Tommy’s Park, 901 Butternut Street, Syracuse have tested positive for COVID-19. (see  Potential COVID-19 Exposure.) The two individuals were in the establishment on Friday, July 10 from 11:00 pm to close (approximately 12:00 midnight) and were not wearing masks. The server was wearing a mask and the establishment has been limiting capacity to under 50% and following CDC cleaning guidelines.

Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them. Members of the public who visited Tommy’s Park from 11:00 pm to 12:00 midnight on Friday, July 10 may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date.  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. Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at covid19.ongov.net/.

Onondaga County is now in Phase Four of reopening, and it is crucial that residents be diligent and continue to do their part to prevent further spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and others by covering your face in public when social distancing (staying 6 feet apart) is not possible, especially on public transport, in stores, on crowded sidewalks, or when working and have direct contact with members of the public. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.

With more businesses reopening, employers must take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the workplace. All employers should implement a plan that identifies and controls all areas and job tasks with potential exposures to COVID-19, conducting daily symptom and temperature screening of employees before they enter the facility, requiring face masks and frequent hand washing, ensuring social distancing, telling employees to stay home when sick, and educating their staff about steps they can take to protect themselves at work and at home.

Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily. We are continually updating our website, covid19.ongov.net to provide easy access to accurate and timely local information. Also regularly visit the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for statewide and national news about COVID-19.