NORWICH – On Friday the Chenango County Department of Health reported a patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 had visited local bars while they were likely contagious, and officials are warning others may be at risk.
“We interviewed a positive person this morning. In the interview we identified they visited two local establishments during the infectious period,” said Director Environmental Health and Code Enforcement Isaiah Sutton. “Anyone at these establishments at these times is asked to monitor their symptoms and contact their health provider if any symptom presents itself.”
He said the person had visited two bars last weekend on Saturday, July 18.
Anyone who may have been at the Park Place Sports Bar and Grill in Norwich from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. , or at the Broad Street Tavern in Norwich from 11 p.m. to midnight, on July 18, are being asked to monitor their health closely and report any symptoms to your medical provider immediately.
Health officials also urge those who may have been at these locations, and have possible symptoms, to quarantine themselves immediately.
“This is actually our first time in dealing with a situation like this locally,” said Sutton.
On Friday, the Department of Health also confirmed there have been 194 cases of COVID-19 in Chenango and there are no current hospitalizations.
There have been 7 confirmed deaths and a total of 168 people have made recoveries. The health department also confirmed there are 145 residents under quarantine.
So far approximately 15,157 tests for the virus have been administered in the county.