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Schenectady County COVID-19 Update: Potential Exposure at Tops American Grill

Schenectady County COVID-19 Community Update

Schenectady County Public Health Services (SCPHS) has confirmed an employee, who later tested positive for COVID-19, worked at Tops American Grill in Rotterdam from 8am to 1pm on January 9 and 10, and from 8am to 12pm on January 11, 2021. 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 dined at Tops 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.

Tops 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

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.

Additional Resources

NYS DOH Online Assessment:

Schenectady County COVID-19 Data Dashboard: