SARATOGA COUNTY – Saratoga County public health officials are reporting four new low-risk COVID-19 exposures to the public, including one involving an employee of the County Treasurer’s office in Ballston Spa.
As a result of employees needing to go into quarantine, the Treasurer’s office will be closed to the public until Oct. 21, county officials said. During that time, the office will be conducting business via mail, physical dropbox and essential appointments only. These temporary operational changes are consistent with emergency plans developed at the start of the pandemic and updated since then, county officials said.
In the Treasurer’s Office, located at 40 McMaster St. in Ballston Spa, the employee involved worked on Monday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There were also three low-risk restaurant exposures reported: at 550 Waterfront in Saratoga Springs for an employee who worked on Monday, Oct. 5, from 3:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; at The Rusty Nail Grill & Tavern in Clifton Park, for an employee who worked from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4; and at Pasta Pane in Clifton Park, where an employee who tested positive worked from 3:30-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, and 3:30-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1.
In all instances, county officials said the employees involved wore masks at all times. However, anyone who visited these locations during the dates and times listed should self-monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and contact their health care provider to get a diagnostic test. Additionally, anyone can get a diagnostic test at a test site.
County Public Health Services said the virus is still present in the community, and encouraged the public to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing. “This is no time to let our guard down, but we should heighten our vigilance,” the county statement concluded.