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Positive COVID-19 cases in downtown

County officials confirm positive cases at Tellers restaurant

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More than one person connected to Tellers steakhouse in downtown Islip has contracted COVID-19, Suffolk County health officials announced Nov. 25.

Suffolk County Department of Health Services officials stated that anyone who visited Tellers, located at 605 Main Street, on Nov. 16 or 17 may have been exposed to the coronavirus and should get tested. Individuals should monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after visiting the restaurant, officials stated.

The public was immediately notified of the cases following contact tracing. It’s unclear at this time if staff members or diners tested positive for the virus.

The confirmed case comes shortly after county officials released similar warnings for two Oakdale restaurants: Mannino's Restaurant and The Village Idiot Irish Pub.

At an Islip Town Board meeting Nov. 17, supervisor Angie Carpenter asked community members to “remain diligent” until a COVID-19 vaccine is made widely available.

“We are once again reminding residents to please continue [to] wear a face covering at all times, maintain social distancing, wash your hands and get your flu shot,” Carpenter added.

Carpenter urged residents to follow the recent guidelines established by New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo, which limits indoor gatherings to no more than 10 people.

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