ITHACA, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has issued a public health alert regarding a potential COVID-19 exposure that took place at Lowe’s Home Improvement and on a TCAT Route in the past week in Ithaca.

A Lowe’s employee tested positive after working on the following dates. They are now in isolation.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 25, 5:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 5:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 29, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, someone else who tested positive rode a TCAT bus on Saturday, Jan. 30 on route 15. That exposure occurred as follows:

Jan. 30: Outbound at 3:20 p.m. at Seneca Street Station, disembarked at Meadow at Ithaca Shopping Plaza at 3:30 p.m.

Anyone who was at the preceding places during the listed times is advised to follow the guidance on the Public Exposure page provided by the Health Department.

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Managing Editor at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at