Central Square, NY – Customers who visited the Walmart Supercenter in Central Square at three specific times earlier this month may have been exposed to Covid-19, Oswego County health officials said.
The potential exposures took place at Walmart at 3018 East Ave. at these times:
– Thursday December 3 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
– Friday December 4 between 1 pm and 10 pm
– Wednesday December 9 between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Jiancheng Huang, Oswego County’s Director of Health, said anyone who visited the store during those times should check themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Obviously, that window ends Thursday for the December 3 time frame and Friday for the December 4 time frame.
“Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills, gastrointestinal disorders and new loss of taste or smell,” Huang said. “People experiencing these symptoms should call their healthcare provider from home. They shouldn’t go to the emergency room unless they experience life-threatening symptoms. “
Oswego County health officials said they released information about the potential exposure after an investigation revealed a possibility of exposure to the public.
“This is in line with the department’s policy of notifying the public when investigations of positive cases indicate a possibility that people who could not be identified or contacted may have been exposed,” Huang said.
Also today, Oswego County officials announced 56 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number to 2,823 since the start of the pandemic.
For more information, call the Oswego County Health Department’s COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330. Hours of operation are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.
In some provinces, including Onondaga, health officials are no longer releasing information about locations of potential exposure because cases have become so widespread.
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