Health alert issued for customers at Batavia’s Original who may have been exposed to Covid

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 13 November 2020 at 11:12 am

The Genesee County Health Department has issued a health alert after receiving a positive Covid-19 test from an individual who was at Batavia’s Original on Friday, November 6th, and Saturday, November 7th, between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Contact tracing is in progress. However, unidentified individuals may have unknowingly been in contact with the person who tested positive, the Genesee County Health Department said today.

“We advise all individuals who were at Batavia’s Original on Friday or Saturday between the stated hours to monitor their symptoms for 14 days (through Nov. 20th or Nov. 21st),” the Health Department stated in a news release. “If symptoms of Covid-19 develop, contact your primary care provider to seek testing immediately and self-isolate until you receive your test results.”

Symptoms of Covid-19 include but are not limited to fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.

Batavia’s Original is closing the pizza business just for this weekend after five workers at the pizzeria tested positive or were in close contact with someone who tested positive. Several more employees are in mandatory quarantine for two weeks and can’t come to work, according to The Batavian.

Kathy Ferrara, the pizzeria’s owner, told the Batavian that three of workers likely contracted Covid at Halloween parties, while another hosted a card game and the other believes it was contracted from a family member.

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