**This is an official release from the Tompkins County Health Department. Tompkins Weekly did not write this article.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 13, 2020
Health Alert: GreenStar Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19
(Ithaca, NY – May 13, 2020) – The Tompkins County Health Department received notification that a GreenStar employee tested positive for COVID-19. The individual worked multiple shifts at the GreenStar location at 770 Cascadilla St. last weekend.
Potential exposures may have occurred during two shifts at GreenStar:
If you shopped at GreenStar during the dates and times above, please do the following:
“As we approach the reopening phases, individuals who are sick must seek testing and stay home. We are encouraging people to be cautious and continue to consider density, distance, face coverings, and hand washing to continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.” stated Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director.
“We appreciate the steps GreenStar has taken to date and are implementing moving forward to ensure the health and safety of their employees and patrons,” stated Frank Kruppa, Public Health Director. Kruppa continued, “GreenStar employees are encouraged to follow instructions provided by their employer due to the nature of their being essential.”
The public needs to prevent the spread of COVID-19 not just to protect themselves, but others in our community who are most vulnerable to getting very sick – older adults, those who are immune-compromised, and those with underlying chronic health conditions. Everyone can continue to take these steps to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community:
As this situation evolves, check the TCHD website for updates. Our Moving Forward page can be found here.
TCHD Frequently Asked Questions are here.
Stay informed. Get updated information on COVID-19 at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
NYS DOH: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/
A hotline is available for New Yorkers to call for information about COVID-19: 1-888-364-3065
For more information go to the Health Department website: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health
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