Possible COVID-19 exposures reported at 2 St. Lawrence County churches

Possible COVID-19 exposures reported at 2 St. Lawrence County churches
Church services, COVID-19 (Source: MGN)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - People who attended services at 2 separate churches in St. Lawrence County may have been exposed to COVID-19.

The county Public Health Department recommends people be tested for the coronavirus if they were at the following locations:

  • a wake at St. Therese Church near Nicholville in the town of Lawrence between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 11.
  • a funeral at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in the town of Massena between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on Monday, October 12.

In addition to being tested, public health officials recommend people monitor how they feel by taking their temperature twice a day for 14 days.

They’re urged to call their healthcare provider for further guidance if they develop the following symptoms: fever; chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscles or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or

smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.

If you have questions, call the St. Lawrence County Public Health Department at 315-386-2325.

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