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Oswego County Health Department Announces Potential  COVID-19 Exposure at Walmart Stores in Oswego and Granby

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Health Department is investigating confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Walmart stores in Oswego and Granby. Anyone who visited the stores on the following dates may have been exposed to the virus:

  • Granby Walmart, 1818 NYS Rte. 3, Wednesday, Nov. 11, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
  • Oswego Walmart, 341 NYS Rte. 104, Thursday, Nov. 12 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.; and Friday, Nov. 13 between 3 and 10 p.m.

Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang said anyone who visited the stores during these time periods should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle ache, headache, new loss of taste and smell, and gastrointestinal illness.

Huang said that people experiencing COVID symptoms should call their health care provider from home. People should not go to emergency departments unless they are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.

County Legislature Chairman James Weatherup said it is imperative for everyone to take personal responsibility for preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community:

  • Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are sick.
  • Wear a face mask or covering over your nose and mouth.
  • Avoid non-essential gatherings of all types.
  • Keep six feet from other people.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Call your healthcare provider from home if you are experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
  • Do not go to the emergency department unless you are experiencing life-threatening conditions.

For more information, call the Oswego County Health Department COVID-19 hotline at 315-349-3330 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information about emotional supports, visit the Oswego County Department of Social Services Division of Mental Hygiene at www.oswegocounty.com/mentalhygiene.

New York State provides online links to report violations of health and safety restrictions and requirements for businesses, gatherings and individuals. To file a complaint about a business, location or incident in your community, go to https://mylicense.custhelp.com/app/ask. To file a complaint against your employer or place of work, go to https://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/coronavirus-complaints.shtm.

Under New York State Public Health Law, the Oswego County Health Department is the sole local public health authority regarding the COVID-19 pandemic response over all persons and entities within the County of Oswego. The Oswego County Health Department works closely with New York State Department of Health regarding COVID-19 monitoring, response and reporting.