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The health department is issuing a public health exposure warning at BJP’s wholesale club in Ithaca

Tompkins County, NY the Tompkins County Health Department’s new public exposure warning came from PJ’s wholesale club in Ithaca, where an employee has worked five times in the past 10 days and may expose the public to the corona virus.

The person who tested positive is lonely, close contacts are identified and are in isolation.

The affected times are as follows:

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  • Tuesday, November 10, 7:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • Wednesday, November 11 1:15 pm – 9:15 pm
  • Friday, November 13, 7:45 am – 3:45 pm
  • Saturday, November 14 1:15 pm – 9:15 pm
  • Sunday, November 15, 7:45 am – 3:45 pm

“Anyone who has been in PJ during these times should look for a test and closely monitor the symptoms themselves,” said Frank Krupa, director of public health. “To reduce the risk of spreading the Covit-19, we remind everyone to wear a mask at a distance of six feet, and observe the density when going out.”

BJ also implements additional safety measures including complete overnight cleaning of the store, hourly cleaning checklists, mask requirements and social remote enforcement.

For those who were in BJP in Ithaca at the time, the Department of Health’s instructions were as follows:

  • 40 Catherwood Rd, Ithaca Mall It is recommended that you check out the Kayuka Health sample site located in the stores in the parking lot. Book an appointment online cayugahealthsystem.org Or call the Kayuka Health Call Center at 607-319-5708. Regular time for the sample site and call center is Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4: 00PM. The sample site will be open this Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Monitor your health for symptoms such as cough, fever, congestion and shortness of breath for 14 days from the last time you mentioned this restaurant. For a full list of symptoms, go to TCHD website.
  • If you are looking for a test and the result is negative, monitor your health regularly for 14 days from the last time you mentioned above that you were in this store. If you become symptomatic, try again.
  • If possible, Cornell University students should be contacted Cornell Health 607-255-5155; do not go Visit or monitor the test site.
  • All other students and community members must be tested at the Kayuka Health Sample Site.

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