Lewis County Public Health identifies potential COVID-19 exposure locations

LOWVILLE, NY — Lewis County received reports of the first two cases of COVID-19 on March 28, 2020.

As of today, there have been a total of 58 cases of COVID-19 in the county. With each confirmed case of COVID-19, Public Health staff investigate and identify close contacts and exposure risk. Per New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, those persons who have been in contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19 will be placed in quarantine and monitored for symptoms.

During the investigation of the newest case, it was revealed that the individual visited the following establishments:

 Cottage Inn in Copenhagen – Thursday, Aug. 20, between 4:45pm and 5:45pm

Crossroads Tavern in Naumburg – Friday, Aug. 21, between 7:30pm and 8:30pm

If you visited either of the above establishments within the listed time frame, you should call (315) 376- 5108. Due to the anticipated volume of calls, an auto recording will direct you to leave a voicemail with your name and phone number. Public Health will then follow-up with you as soon as possible. Please be
patient and remain calm. The risk of exposure in a shared public space is minimal, but precautions should still be taken.

For additional information on COVID-19, visit lewiscountypublichealth.com or call (315) 376-5453. If you have COVID-19 related questions or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call the Lewis County Health System COVID-19 Resource Line at (315) 376-9678.