Rensselaer County warns of potential coronavirus exposure at East Greenbush Walmart


EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Two employees at the East Greenbush Walmart have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin said in Tuesday’s coronavirus update that a cashier at the East Greenbush Walmart was diagnosed with the coronavirus.

The cashier—who has not returned to Walmart since April 5—started to display symptoms on April 7. She was tested on April 8, and the results came in Tuesday, April 14.

The cashier was tested at the University at Albany testing site.

Tuesday night, Rensselaer County announced an assistant manager, who lives in Colonie, has also tested positive for COVID-19. She has been quarantined in her home since her test came back positive on April 4.

County officials expressed their frustration in a Facebook post with how long it took to be informed of the second case.

If you visited the store on State Route 4 between 4:30 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, you may have been exposed to the coronavirus. If you have any coronavirus symptoms—including fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, and tiredness—contact the Rensselaer County Health Department at (518) 270-2655.

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