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Two restaurants in Wurtsboro report COVID-19 exposure

17 news cases in Wurtsboro this week

Posted 12/3/20

Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that there has been exposure at two restaurants in Wurtsboro.

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Public Health Advisory

Two restaurants in Wurtsboro report COVID-19 exposure

17 news cases in Wurtsboro this week

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WURTSBORO, NY – Sullivan County Public Health Services has confirmed that there has been exposure at two restaurants in Wurtsboro.

At least one individual at La Mananitas, a restaurant in Wurtsboro, tested positive for COVID-19. A second case linked to that one is likely, pending test results.

Public Health Services is advising that anyone who was in this business, located at 158 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, on the following dates may have been exposed to coronavirus:

  • November 27 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 28 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 29 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • November 30 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • December 2 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“The restaurant has closed, and the individuals affected are isolating,” Sullivan County Public Health Director Nancy McGraw said. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845/292-5910.”

“We have identified a significant increase in cases in the Wurtsboro area in the past week to almost 17 new cases,” she added, “and we want the public to be vigilant about following safety protocols.”

Sullivan County Public Health Services has also confirmed that an employee at the Wurtsboro Diner & Café tested positive for COVID-19.

Public Health Services is advising that anyone who was in this restaurant, located at 60 Sullivan Street in Wurtsboro, on the following dates may have been exposed to coronavirus:

  • November 15 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • November 17 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • November 18 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • November 22 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • November 24 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • November 25 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“The employee was wearing a mask while working and is now quarantining. But this continues a rising trend of coronavirus cases in the Wurtsboro area over the past week,”  McGraw said. “If someone thinks they have been exposed and develops symptoms, they should self-quarantine for 14 days and call their healthcare provider, or call Sullivan County Public Health Services at 845.292-5910.”

The virus that causes COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet, or 2 arm-lengths). It spreads through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes. These particles can be inhaled into the nose, mouth, airways, and lungs and cause infection. This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

For an updated list of testing locations, visit www.sullivanny.us.  

The following parameters and protocols are based upon recommended preventive measures issued from the public health community. Follow these CDC guidelines to protect yourself and others:

  • Stay at least six feet from other people.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, even inside your home.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Take your temperature if symptoms develop.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Possible symptoms of COVID-19 include one or more of the following:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  •        Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

For more information on coronavirus, go to https://sullivanny.us/departments/publichealth/coronavirus or  https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.

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