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Arc Oneida-Lewis employee tests positive for coronavirus after day habilitation programs close

An employee at the Arc Oneida-Lewis has tested positive for coronavirus, according to CEO Karen Korotzer, who sent a letter notifying staff of the situation on Wednesday.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 2:43 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 5:37 PM

UTICA, N.Y. –  An employee at the Arc Oneida-Lewis has tested positive for coronavirus, according to CEO Karen Korotzer, who sent a letter notifying staff of the situation on Wednesday.

NEWSChannel 2 received a copy of the letter on Thursday, which indicates that the employee worked at the site of a day program at 14 Arnold Ave. in Utica.

Korotzer said the last date people could have been exposed was March 12. The location was closed on March 16, just before the state mandated the closure of these facilities to limit the spread of coronavirus.

The letter also states, “We have been told there is very low risk for exposure. They are not requiring that anyone (employees or people we support) be tested, isolated or quarantined at this time.”

Employees were also advised to contact health care providers if they feel ill or start showing symptoms.

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