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Tioga County issues public health statement

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TIOGA COUNTY (WBNG) -- The Tioga County Public Health Department Thursday issued a public health statement after learning several individuals who attended a wedding and rehearsal dinner have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Officials are asking anyone who attended the events to self-quarantine.

According to the news release, several people who eventually contracted the virus attended a large wedding on July 11 at Cornerstone at W&W in Apalachin.

The release also stated that individuals in the wedding party had a rehearsal dinner the night before at The Celler Restaurant & Bar on the River in Owego. The health department said people who were at the restaurant between 6 to 9 p.m. on July 10 should quarantine until July 24.

The health department asks anyone who attended either the wedding or went to the restaurant on Friday night, and shows symptoms, to contact their health provider and the local health department.

The public health statement marked the third such statement in the Southern Tier on Thursday. Broome County previously announced two other health advisories.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to coronavirus:

  • 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
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