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The Shawnee County Health Department recently warned of some COVID-19 cases stemming from the Topeka Service Area on the I-70 Turnpike located at mile marker 188, just East of Topeka. The exposure is being linked to the food court and restrooms of the facility, which is accessible going both east and westbound on the I-70 Turnpike.

“It is important that the public be aware of this information in case they traveled and stopped at the Turnpike food court during their travels for the holiday weekend,” said Shawnee County Health Officer Dr. Gianfranco Pezzino. “While the risk is most likely low for infection, it is not zero, and individuals should contact their healthcare provider if they begin to exhibit any symptoms related to COVID-19.”

People who have traveled to the food court or used the restrooms of this facility between July 2-4, 2020, should contact their primary care provider if they develop any of the following symptoms within 14 days of their visit:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or higher
  • Chills
  • Rigors
  • Muscle pain or aches
  • Malaise
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New olfactory and taste disorders
  • Diarrhea
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