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County reports possible COVID-19 exposure on hayride at Marcellus pumpkin farm

By Adam Rombel (


Photo credit: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch Facebook page

MARCELLUS, N.Y. — The Onondaga County Health Department on Tuesday evening announced that an individual on a recent hayride at Tim’s Pumpkin Patch at 2901 Rose Hill Road in the town of Marcellus has tested positive for COVID-19.

The hayride took place on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4:45-5:00 p.m. Members of the public who were on the hayride during that timeframe may have been exposed, the department said. The individual was wearing a mask, but riders were seated close together, raising the risk of exposure.

Onondaga County Health Department investigators are in the process of identifying and notifying all close contacts of the individual who tested positive. Those who may have been exposed are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days from the date of potential exposure. If symptoms do develop, they should stay home, and call their doctor for further guidance. The elderly, or those who have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, should call their doctor early even if their illness is mild, the department said.

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