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Potential exposure at 2 local businesses

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Members of the public who shopped at the Cortland Walmart on Bennie Road or Bev & Company on South Main Street in Homer on Wednesday (July 1) may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Officials with the Cortland County Health Department say the potential exposure period was between 1-2 pm at Walmart and 2-3 pm at Bev & Co.

The shopper who later tested positive was wearing a mask at both businesses.

Anyone who may have been exposed at the locations should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 until at least July 15, which include one or more of the following:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • 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 vomiting
  • diarrhea

If symptoms do develop, county health officials say you should stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild.

In an emergency call 911.

“It is important that residents remain diligent and continue to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19,” said Eric Mulvihill, the county’s public information officer. “Please continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering when you are out in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands and stay home when ill. These guidelines are for all of our protection to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

For more information, please visit the Cortland County Health Department’s website or cell them @ 607-758-5526.

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