ITHACA, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has issued a potential public exposure notice for several TCAT bus routes and the Alphabet Soup store in Ithaca after two people tested positive and were at those places at the following times during their potentially infectious period.

The people who tested positive are in isolation and close contacts are being notified, according to the county Health Department.

The impacted TCAT routes are as follows:

Sunday, December 20, 2020:

  • Route 72 inbound from Northwood Apartments at 1:49pm to Baker Flagpole at 2:06pm
  • Route 72 outbound from Baker Flagpole Slopeside at 4:10pm to Northwood Apts. at 4:28pm

Monday, December 21, 2020:

  • Route 32 inbound from Northwood Apts. at 8:50am to Goldwin Smith Hall at 9:06am
  • Route 32 outbound from Rockefeller Hall at 11:10am to Ithaca Airport at 11:31am
  • Route 32 inbound from Northwood Apts. at 11:50am to Goldwin Smith Hall at 12:06pm
  • Route 32 outbound from Rockefeller Hall at 4:10pm to Northwood Apts. 4:25pm

Tuesday, December 22, 2020:

  • Route 32 inbound from Northwood Apts. at 8:50am to Goldwin Smith Hall at 9:06am
  • Route 32 outbound from Rockefeller Hall at 7:10pm to Northwoods Apts. 7:25pm

Wednesday, December 23, 2020:

  • Route 32 inbound from Northwood Apts. at 7:50am to Goldwin Smith Hall at 8:06am
  • Route 32 outbound from Rockefeller Hall at 6:10pm to Northwood Apts. at 6:25pm

The exposures at Alphabet Soup, which resulted in someone testing positive there after working two shifts, were on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Those who think they may have been in these locations at these times should visit the health department’s exposure page, where they can find instructions on what steps to take. There is also a list of public health exposures at that page.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com