SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga County public health officials are warning the public that there was a low-risk exposure to COVID-19 for customers at the Saratoga 5 Points Market & Deli on three days last week.
The exposures took place on Wednesday, July 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and Friday, July 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
The employee who tested positive was wearing a mask at all times, county officials said, but anyone who visited the market at Park Place and Lincoln Avenue on those dates is being asked to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID and get a diagnostic test.
Saratoga County has now had 747 confirmed COVID cases since the pandemic started in March, according to the state Department of Health, including three new cases diagnosed on Thursday. There have been 17 COVID deaths in the county.
Rose Jaquith says this group didn’t know each other, and she’s met a lot of new people through this whole process. this has brought out a lot of people who haven’t otherwise been engaged. “I don’t think these people know each other at all.” “I think they wanted to get to know each other, to introduce themselves and share that.” “They did did not conduct business.” “It was really just so they could get to know each other.” “I think they believed that meeting each other socially did not fall under the open meetings law. I don’t think there was any intent to thwart.” “As long as you don’t conduct business, as long as they don’t conduct business it’s not subject to open meetings law.” She personally wasn’t there.
Aug 5 meeting was moved to Aug. 26, so meeting on Aug 6 came as a surprise to her and rest of the Town Board. These are all very diverse people who don’t know each other, they are all well intentioned.”