Officials: Possible COVID-19 exposure at Seneca Falls restaurant and bar

Seneca County Public Health Director Vickie Swinehart says her office has determined that an employee at Wolffy’s Grill and Marina on Lower Lake Road tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19.

The individual is currently being isolated and monitored, according to officials.

“County officials have worked closely with restaurant management and have determined that, although the risk of exposure to patrons of the facility is likely very low, out of an abundance of caution the Seneca County Health Department wanted to alert the public to the potential exposure,” health officials said in a press release.

They say individuals who spent time at the restaurant on September 9th between 5 and 9 p.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19.

Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their medical provider and get tested.

“We encourage residents to remain vigilant and adhere to masking and social distancing guidelines and to avoid non-essential gatherings to reduce their risk of exposure to COVID-19. Symptoms of COVID-19 range from mild symptoms to severe illness and usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. Indoor activities pose a greater risk therefore individuals must be aware of their surroundings and evaluate their risk of exposure and the risk that they may pose to others,” Swinehart added.

COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, loss of test or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, and nausea.