Putnam County Warns Of Possible COVID-19 Exposure At Supermarket

WCBS 880 Newsroom
July 09, 2020 - 5:49 pm

    CARMEL, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Putnam County has issued a COVID-19 health alert.

    Health officials say anyone who went to the Tops Friendly Markets in Carmel on July 2 or July 5 may have been exposed to coronavirus.

    A person infected with the virus was at the supermarket on July 2 between 5:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and on July 5 between 5:30 a.m. and 8 a.m.

    "Please watch for symptoms of COVID-19 which include fever, chills, 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 vomitting, diarrhea," the county's health department said.

    Those who believe they may have been exposed are asked to contact their physician with any concerns.

    In a statement to WABC-TV, a spokesperson for the supermarket chain said, "We want all customers, vendors, and associates to know that the entire store has been deep cleaned and sanitized in response to this alert."

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Putnam had four new COVID-19 cases overnight. The total number of cases in the county is over 1,300 and there have been 63 deaths.

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