Tompkins County food worker tests positive for COVID-19

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Officials with the Tompkins County Health Department have confirmed a positive COVID-19 case in a food worker at Mango Mango Dessert, a restaurant located at 159 Dryden Road in Ithaca.

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The shifts that person worked include Saturday March 14 from 1 – 5 PM and Sunday the 15th from 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM.

If you ate at the restaurant during those times, officials say to self-quarantine in your home for 14 days from the date you were there and seek testing if you develop symptoms.

That can be done at the newest Cayuga Health Sampling Site in the parking lot of The Shops at Ithaca Mall, Monday-Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.

“As more cases have been identified we have been preparing for situations where a broader segment of the population may have been exposed. Communications like this are meant to reduce further exposure by encouraging individuals who may have come in contact to act in the community’s best interest and self-quarantine even if they are not exhibiting symptoms,” said Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director.

Other steps from the TCHD to stop the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve” in our community:

· Stay home, even if you don’t feel sick, unless absolutely necessary.

· Keep 6 feet distance between yourself and others.

· Minimize in-person contact.

· Social Distancing does not mean emotional isolation, check on friends, coworkers, neighbors through phone and text.

· Wash hands well and often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

A hotline is available for New Yorkers to call for information about COVID-19:


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