October 25, 2021

Food service worker tests positive for coronavirus

Self-quarantine if you ate at Mango Mango on these dates

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ITHACA — The Tompkins County Health Department reports a person who worked two shifts at Mango Mango Dessert on Dryden Road in Ithaca recently ahs tested positive for coronavirus.

The food worker was at Mango Mango Dessert on the following dates:
— 1 to 5 p.m. March 14.
— 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 15.

If you ate at this restaurant at those times, the department wants you to:

— Self-quarantine in your home for 14 days from the date you were at the restaurant.
— Watch for symptoms of cough, fever and shortness of breath.
— If you develop symptoms, seek testing at the Cayuga Health sampling site at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot. It’s open

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Register at cayugahealthsystem.org/ or call the Cayuga Health Registration Line at 607-319-5708.

“As more cases have been identified we have been preparing for situations where a broader segment of the population may have been exposed,” said Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “Communications like this are meant to reduce further exposure by encouraging individuals who may have come in contact to act in the community’s best interest and self-quarantine even if they are not exhibiting symptoms.”