Possible coronavirus exposure at Oneida Castle victim's vigil

Associated Press

Madison County Health Department has announced a potential coronavirus exposure after dozens turned out for a candlelight vigil held on Aug. 5 for Tyler McBain, who was murdered at his home in Oneida Castle the day before.

Posted: Aug 10, 2020 1:38 PM
Updated: Aug 10, 2020 1:45 PM

WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. – Madison County Health Department has announced a potential coronavirus exposure after dozens turned out for a candlelight vigil held on Aug. 5 for Tyler McBain, who was murdered at his home in Oneida Castle.

The event was held at Vet’s Field in Oneida, and the health department says the possible exposure would have been between 8:30 and 9 p.m. 

The people who organized the vigil asked everyone to wear face coverings, and the health department says the infected person was wearing a face mask while at the event.

Anyone who was at the event at the designated time should monitor for symptoms over the next two weeks, and call a doctor if any develop.

A suspect was arrested and charged in McBain's murder on Aug. 6.

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