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Private Employer Staff Member at Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Private Employer Staff Member at Ithaca Tompkins International Airport Tests Positive for COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

On Thursday, March 26th, Tompkins County officials were notified by a private employer at the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport that one of their employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

The Tompkins County Health Department has completed a thorough contact investigation to identify close contacts and potential exposures.The individual has been at home in isolation since samples were collected on March 22nd.

Anyone identified as having potentially been exposed was notified and provided further steps to take which include self-quarantine and/or testing.

For more information about COVID-19, go to the Tompkins County Health Department and NYS Department of Health. Anyone who has symptoms including fever, shortness of breath, and cough should contact a health care provider.