A person who recently tested positive for coronavirus was at a local Walmart on Tuesday while symptomatic.

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On Thursday, the Orange County Department of Health reported a person who tested positive for COVID-19 was at the Walmart Supercenter, located on 288 Larkin Drive in Monroe, at approximately 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, while symptomatic.

Orange County Health Commissioner Dr. Irina Gelman noted that COVID-19 has spread quickly throughout Orange County and she recommends that all residents stay home, including children and teenagers not in school, unless they must get food, medical supplies, or go to work.

Try to use delivery services when possible, officials say. Keep your distance from other people as much as possible, following the recommendation of six feet. Gelman advised residents to consider any public site in Orange County as a potential site of COVID-19 exposure.

Five different Shoprites, most in the Lower Hudson Valley, recently announced an employee at each location tested positive for COVID-19.