SUNDAY: Multiple potential COVID-19 exposures reported in St. Lawrence County

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ST. LAWRENCE COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) — Community members are being alerted of the potential of being exposed to the coronavirus.

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department has confirmed a potential COVID-19 exposure at multiple locations in the county. Both the Potsdam Ponderosa and Countywide Transit Routes have reported COVID-19 exposures.

SLCPHD stated that those who were at the businesses at the listed dates and times are at risk for exposure to COVID-19.

St. Lawrence County Transit Routes 12 and 16

  • Route 12: Canton, Norwood, Potsdam, Lawrenceville, Nicholville, Hopkinton, Richville, Gouverneur
    • October 28 through 30, 2020: 4:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. an 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
    • November 2 through 6, 2020: 4:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. an 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Route 66: Canton, Morley, Lisbon, Heuvelton, Ogdensburg, Morristown, Brier Hill, Hammond, Edwardsville, Pope Mills, Gouverneur, Richville
    • November 2 through 6, 2020: 4 :15 a.m. through 9 a.m.

Potsdam Ponderosa, 185 Market Street, Potsdam, N.Y.

  • October 30, 2020: 5 p.m. through 6 p.m.

St. Lawrence County Public Health Department stated that those who believe they were at the listed locations at these times are recommended to be tested for COVID-19.

Additionally, individuals are recommended to monitor their temperature twice daily for 14 days and contact health providers in further symptoms develop.

COVID-19 symptoms include: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscles or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

COVID-19 testing is available through local hospital systems:

  • St. Lawrence Health System 315-261-6240
  • Claxton Hepburn Medical Center 315-713-6655
  • Clifton Fine Hospital 315-848-8049
  • Community Health Center of the North Country (Canton) 315-379-8132

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