ISLIP, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — The Suffolk County Department of Health Services is advising anyone who visited Tellers Restaurant in Islip on Nov. 16 or 17 that they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
Suffolk Health Services made the announcement late afternoon Wednesday for the downtown restaurant at 605 Main Street, next to Town of Islip Town Hall.
"This information is being shared with the public immediately upon discovery through intensive case investigation that more than one person connected with this venue has contracted the virus," read the announcement.
Anyone potentially exposed to COVID-19 should monitor themselves for symptoms over a 14-day period after visiting Tellers, health officials said. The 14-day mark ends Nov. 30 or Dec. 1.
Tellers is the fourth and latest restaurant since Nov. 11 to have an advisory issued by Suffolk Health Services for potential COVID-19 exposure.
Last week, Suffolk health officials issued a Nov. 17 advisory for anyone who visited Friendly’s Restaurant at 949 Old Country Road in Riverhead on Nov. 5 or 6. The first advisories issued were issued Nov. 11 about two restaurants in Oakdale. Those two advisories were for anyone who visited Mannino’s Restaurant at 1575 Montauk Highway between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4 and The Village Idiot Irish Pub at 1487 Montauk Highway between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2. The 14-day period to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms has ended for Friendly's, Mannino's, and The Village Idiot Pub.
According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.
Suffolk County health officials said they encourage potentially exposed persons to get tested for COVID-19. For information on COVID-19, visit www.suffolkcountyny.gov/COVID19.