Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Cortland Main Street Business

This is a press release from Cortland County Clerk of the Legislature Eric Mulvihill.

Potential Exposure at One Local Business

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed a location of potential COVID-19 exposures. Members of the public who entered the restaurant on the days and times listed may have been exposed:

New York Bagel, 33 Main Street, Cortland, NY

  • Friday, May 8: 7:30am to 12:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 9: 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

All staff, including the positive individual, were wearing a mask. Management has been cooperative in the investigation and will be closed for the next two weeks. The Health Department investigates all COVID-19 cases in Cortland County and identifies and notifies all close contacts. Anyone who may have been exposed at the location listed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing for 14 days after their potential exposure. 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.

Some people who are positive for COVID-19 do not have symptoms, so it is important to stay home as much as possible to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you need essentials, be sure to stay at least 6 feet away from others at all times and wear a cloth face mask. Continue to wash your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, disinfect surfaces, and stay informed.

Information and guidance related to COVID-19 changes daily. Cortland County Hotline: 607-756-3415. Also regularly visit the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) websites for statewide and national news about COVID-19.