America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses employee in DeWitt tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 20, 2020

Onondaga County officials say the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county is now at 13 after six new cases were reported overnight. One of those who tested positive worked at America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses located at 3401 Erie Boulevard East in DeWitt. County health officials say anyone who visited the store during the following days and times may have been exposed: 

  • Monday 3/9 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday 3/10 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 3/11 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/12 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

"Watch for symptoms such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing for the 14 days after visiting the store," said Onondaga County Health Commissioner Dr. Indu Gupta. "If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing. 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."

Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon said of the new positive cases, three of the individuals had contact with a previous positive case and had been quarantined and three were new cases, which are being investigated by the health department. 

The number of confirmed cases in Onondaga County is expected to grow as more tests are returned, however, McMahon said that at least 300 tests have come back negative.