Potential COVID-19 Exposure at Two Local Stores: Target/Walmart

The Onondaga County Health Department has confirmed that employees at two local businesses have tested positive for COVID-19. Members of the public who visited the following stores on these days and times may have been exposed:

Target, Route 31 in Clay
• Sunday, April 19: 7:00 am to 12:00 noon
• Monday, April 20: 7:00 am to 12:00 noon
• Tuesday, April 21: 7:00 am to 12:00 noon

Walmart, 6438 Basile Rowe in East Syracuse
• Tuesday, April 21: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
• Wednesday, April 22: 3:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Both individuals were wearing face masks during their shifts, and both businesses are continually adhering to CDC guidelines to protect the health of their customers.

Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta explained that, “Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying all close contacts of the individuals and notifying them. Anyone who visited these stores during the identified time periods should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing for 14 days after they visited the store. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing. 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.”

Everyone, even people who are young and healthy, must stay home to slow the spread of COVID-19IF you need essentials or use of County parks, be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times and wear a cloth face mask.

Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces, and stay informed. 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.