Possible coronavirus exposure at Croghan restaurant

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 71 cases of COVID-19 in the county.

The additional case is in isolation at the hospital.

With each confirmed case of COVID-19, Public Health staff investigate and identify close contacts and exposure risk. Those persons who have been in contact with the positive case have been placed in quarantine and will be monitored for symptoms and tested.

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

Josh’s Riverside Restaurant, Croghan – Thursday October 8th from 12-1:30 pm. If you visited the above establishment within the listed time frame, you should call (315) 376-5453.

Recommendations for the use of isolation and quarantine are an important component of a multi-layered strategy to prevent sustained spread of COVID-19 in New York State. To date, Lewis County Public Health reports the following number of quarantines, isolations, tests and results for COVID-19 testing and monitoring in Lewis County:

Individuals Under Quarantine – 90
Individuals Under Isolation – 1
Total Individuals Tested- 6,886
Total Tests Performed– 11,724
Negative Results – 11,639
Pending Results – 14
Confirmed Cases – 71
Individuals Recovered – 70

Lewis County Public Health encourages the community to continue to protect themselves, their families and neighbors by following public health guidance for social distancing, washing your hand and use of a cloth face covering in public areas where social distancing is not possible.

For additional information on COVID-19, visit lewiscountypublichealth.com or call (315) 376-5453. If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19 please call the Lewis County Health System’s Call First Clinic at 315-376-5473.