Onondaga County Warns Of Potential Coronavirus Exposure In 3 Pharmacies And Liquor Store

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Syracuse, N.Y. – Employees of three pharmacies in the Syracuse area, as well as a liquor store in Fairmount, have tested positive for the new coronavirus and there is a risk of spread to customers.

The Onondaga County health department has announced that employees at two Walgreens locations in Syracuse – 4001 S. Salina St. and 4751 Onondaga Blvd. – a Kinney Drugs pharmacy at 437 Electronics Parkway in Liverpool and Hallinan’s Wine and Liquor at 3504 W. Genesee St. in Fairmount had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Members of the public who visited these businesses at the following times and dates may have been exposed:

Walgreens – 4001 S. Salina St., Syracuse

  • March 27: 7:50 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • March 28: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • March 30: 7:50 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • March 31: 1:05 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

Walgreens – 4751 Onondaga Blvd, Syracuse

  • March 27: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • March 28: 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • March 30: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • March 31: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Kinney Drugs – 437 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool

  • March 27: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • March 29: 5 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hallinan wine and liqueur – 3504 W. Genesee St., Fairmount

  • March 30: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • March 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In a statement announcing possible exposures, Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta said that close contacts of sick employees were identified and contacted. Anyone who visited businesses at the times indicated should watch for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

Liquor stores, like grocery stores, were deemed essential and remained largely open after many other state-owned businesses were temporarily closed. Pharmacies were also considered an essential activity.

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