Over the past week, positive COVID-19 cases, and reported exposures, continue to creep up here in Connecticut and New York. Just this morning, we reported that the University of Connecticut has instructed 5 dorms full of over 500 students to quarantine  due to the uptick of positive tests on-campus and off-campus.

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Just now, we're also receiving word from the Putnam County Health Department in New York of a positive COVID-19 exposure window this past Saturday, November 7, 2020, at a local Shop Rite on Rt. 52 in Carmel.

If you worked at, or happened to be shopping at the Shop Rite supermarket, located at 184 Rt. 52 in Carmel, NY, this past Saturday, November 7, 2020, between 7AM and 1PM, you may have been exposed to COVID-19. An unidentified member of the public, who was inside the Shop Rite during that window of time, has tested positive.

The Putnam County Health Department advises that you should watch for symptoms, which include: fever, chills, 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, and diarrhea. If you have any concerns, contact your physician, get tested, and contact the Putnam County Department of Health with any questions or concerns at 845-808-1390, or go to putnamcountyny.com/health/coronavirus.

Just yesterday, the total number of Coronavirus cases in Putnam County NY broke 2,000, with 2,004 total cases, up 26 from the previous day's total number. Please be careful, and watch out for symptoms if you were in Shop Rite this past Saturday morning.