October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/24

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Cortland County cases of virus remain at 92

Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 92.

In all, 503 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 146 patients, one confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 18,060 negative test results. Ninety-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 244, according to the state Health Department. A total of 46,348 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported three new cases Friday and Saturday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 167. The state reports 25,480 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Potential public exposure at restaurant

An employee of Simeon’s American Bistro on East State Street in Ithaca has tested positive for COVID-19, the Tompkins County Health Department reports, and advises people who were a the restaurant over four days watch for symptoms:

  • Tuesday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Friday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The health department suggests that if you were at the restaurant, either indoors or outdoors, at those times, to get tested at the Cayuga Health sampling site at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot. Register for an appointment at cayugahealthsystem.org or call the Cayuga Health Call Center at 607319-5708

It also suggests you monitor your health for cough, fever and shortness of breath for 14 days from the last time you dined at Simeon’s.

Simeon’s American Bistro is closed temporarily allowing for thorough cleaning of their facilities.

“Simeon’s notified their staff right away and is taking all necessary precautions,” Public Health Director Frank Kruppa said. “They reopened for on-site dining in Phase Four with a thorough plan including requiring staff to wear masks at all times, and are following that plan as they clean their facilities. Staff and close contacts identified by the health department are in quarantine.”