SARATOGA & SCHENECTADY COUNTIES — Public health officials in Saratoga and Schenectady counties are warning the public about three possible exposures to COVID-19 last week at local eating and drinking establishments.
Saratoga County officials on Friday cautioned the public about low-risk exposures at the Saratoga 5 Points Market & Deli in Saratoga Springs on July 29, 30 and 31, and also on those same dates at the Burger King restaurant in Halfmoon.
Schenectady County officials, meanwhile, warned of an exposure from a customer diagnosed with COVID-19 who visited Frog Alley Brewing in Schenectady on July 31 from approximately 9 p.m. until midnight. Officials identified the person as a Saratoga County resident.
In the case of the Saratoga 5 Points Market & Deli, 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 at those times is being asked to self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID and get a diagnostic test.
In the case of the Burger King on state Route 146 in Halfmoon, the exposures took place on Wednesday, July 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, July 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Friday, July 31, from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., county officials said.
In that case, too, the employee who has tested positive for COVID was wearing a mask at all times, but anyone who visited during those times should monitor their health and get tested if experiencing symptoms of COVID, officials said.
In the Schenectady County case, public health officials from both Schenectady and Saratoga counties are working to trace contacts. “Members of the public who visited Frog Alley during the time period mentioned may have been exposed and should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date,” Schenectady County officials said.
If symptoms do develop, people are urged to stay home, call their doctor and notify Schenectady County Public Health Services. Frog Alley has followed all guidance from the county and fully cooperated with the investigation, county officials said.
Each county had five new confirmed cases on Thursday, according to information released by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Office. Schenectady County has now had 1,055 cases with 43 deaths, and Saratoga County has had 747 cases with 17 deaths.