ONEIDA, N.Y. – An employee at the Taco Bell in Oneida is presumed to be positive for hepatitis A, meaning they are showing symptoms or were in direct contact with another infected person, according to the Madison County Health Department.
The Oneida employee worked while infected on several days in June and July. According to the health department, people who were exposed need to get a vaccination within 14 days in order for it to be effective.
The employee worked on the following days and times, and people should be vaccinated by the date listed.
- June 26 – 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. (Need vaccination by July 10)
- June 30 – 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Need vaccination by July 14)
- July 1 – 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Need vaccination by July 15)
- July 3 – 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Need vaccination by July 17)
To make an appointment for the Madison County Health Department’s vaccination clinics, click here.
The clinics will be held by appointment-only at the Oneida High School on Seneca Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 10, 11, and 13. Face coverings will be required during the clinics.
The vaccination period has already lapsed for three days in which the employee worked in June. Anyone who ate food from the restaurant at the below dates and times should still monitor themselves for symptoms, and seek medical attention if any develop.
- June 23 – Noon to 4 p.m.
- June 24 – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- June 25 – 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Symptoms of hepatitis A include:
- Yellow skin or eyes
- Lack of appetite
- Upset stomach
- Dark urine or light-colored stools
- Joint pain
On Tuesday, an employee at the Rome Taco Bell location tested positive for the virus, and customers were also advised to get vaccinated within two weeks.