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Potential exposure COVID-19 at Auburn convenience store | Local News

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An employee at an Auburn convenience store is positive for COVID-19, according to the Cayuga County Health Department.

The department has notified the public of a potential exposure to Kwik Fill on Genesee Street. The employee who tested positive for the virus has been working five transfers over the past two weeks: 6am to 2:30 pm October 7, 7am to 3:15 pm October 8, 6:45 am to 3:15 pm afternoon October 10, 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 11 and 6 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.

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Customers who are in the store within five time frames may be exposed to the virus and should be monitored for COVID-19 symptoms within 14 days.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, body or muscle pain, loss of smell or taste, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

If symptoms develop, you should stay home and contact your doctor. If you are older, have underlying health conditions or have been immunocompromised, you should call your doctor even if you experience mild symptoms.

Cayuga County had 24 new COVID-19 cases in the last three days. There were already 51 confirmed cases in October, which is a new high for a monthly total.

Political correspondent Robert Harding can be reached at (315) 282-2220 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @robertharding.

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