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Public warned of several potential coronavirus exposures in Capital Region

FILE - Eric Antosh has a nasal swab taken by a nurse at a COVID-19 testing site in Brooklyn. FILE - Eric Antosh has a nasal swab taken by a nurse at a COVID-19 testing site in Brooklyn. | Photo: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan.

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 16, 2020 08:18 PM
Created: October 16, 2020 05:30 PM

People are being warned about several potential coronavirus exposures in the Capital Region.

The Saratoga County Health Department says a person who tested positive for coronavirus was playing basketball at Clifton Common in Clifton Park on Saturday, October 10.

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This is considered a high-risk exposure because that person was not wearing a mask while participating in a game with strangers.

An employee at the Fairways of Halfmoon Pro Shop tested positive.

It's located at 17 Johnson Road.

The person worked on October 7 from 6:30 a.m. to noon.

The health department says the employee was wearing a mask at all times.

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Shenedehowa announced late Friday afternoon an individual associated with High School East tested positive for coronavirus.

Out of an abundance of caution, students and staff who had prolonged, direct contact with this individual will be on quarantine until cleared by the county health department.

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In Columbia County, a coronavirus outbreak at the Ghent Assisted Living Facility is under investigation.

Five residents were hospitalized, one died.

Right now, 10 residents tested positive for the virus. Three staff members are also infected.

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Also in Columbia County, six staffers at the Brookwood Secure Center in Claverack have tested positive.

The Columbia County Department of Health says 61 people are currently under mandatory quarantine.

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The Albany County Health Department says a server at O'Slattery's Irish Restaurant and Pub on Delaware Avenue in Delmar tested positive.

The server worked last Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11.

If you're concerned, you're asked to contact your doctor and consider getting tested.

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There’s also a word of warning from the Averill Park School District superintendent.

James Franchini says he's heard of large groups of students gathering outside of school.

In a note to the district, he says large gatherings outside of school can disrupt the efforts to safely have school buildings remain open throughout the academic year.

He points to the increase in coronavirus cases across the country, blamed on large gatherings.

According to the New York State COVID-19 Tracker, Averill Park had three cases of coronavirus so far this school year.


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