Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at Stewarts at 120 Nott Terrace (store #164) in Schenectady from 4am to 11am from January 7-11. SCPHS is working to identify and quarantine close contacts of the individual. Although SCPHS believes there is a low risk of exposure, members of the public who visited this Stewarts location during those times should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from that date and consider getting tested. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor, and SCPHS at (518) 386-2824 option 2, for further guidance.
Stewarts has followed all guidance from Schenectady County Public Health Services and has fully cooperated during the investigation.
If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911. Testing is also widely available, and anyone can get tested for COVID-19 by visiting one of the clinics listed at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/find-test-site-near-you.
Protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering while in public when social distancing is not possible, especially on public transport, in stores, on crowded sidewalks, or when working and have direct contact with members of the public. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, and disinfect surfaces frequently.
NYS DOH Online Assessment: https://covid19screening.health.ny.gov/
Schenectady County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: https://arcg.is/HTfCr