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Kmart, Westfield and Fitness First customers on alert for coronavirus after venues were visited


By Shive Prema For Daily Mail Australia

05:32 07 Oct 2020, updated 05:48 07 Oct 2020

Three new people infected with COVID-19 in Sydney visited Kmart, Westfield and Fitness First, sparking fears they may have spread the disease further. 

NSW Health are currently contracting new cases and issued a public warning on Tuesday, saying people who visited the same locations as the infected people should get tested and isolate. 

One of the infected people attended a pilates class at Fitness First in Carlingford from 8:15 am to 9:15 am on Saturday. 

All those who attended the same class are considered close contacts and must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days from the class.    

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NSW Health is directly contacting those who attended.  

Anyone else who went to Fitness First at the same time but didn’t attend the pilates class are still considered casual contacts and should get tested. 

People who attended six other Sydney venues are also considered casual contacts and should be tested on the advice of NSW Health. 

Another infected person went to Kmart in Narellan in Sydney’s south west from 6pm to 7pm on Friday. 

Three businesses in Penrith in Sydney’s west have also been put on alert. 

Those who attended Penrith Homemaker Centre from 11am to 1pm on Sunday should get tested as well as those who went to Guzman y Gomez between 1:30pm and 2pm.

The final Penrith business is Home Co, where shoppers who attended between 2pm and 2:30pm on Sunday should also be tested. 

An infected person also went to the popular Westfield in Parramatta in Sydney’s west on Monday between 9:30am and 11am. 

The last location on alert is Castle Towers Shopping Centre in the city’s north west, where an infected person was shopping for an hour from 12pm to 1pm on Monday.

The state health department is ‘concerned’ that testing numbers have dropped recently and is encouraging increased testing across Sydney. 

NSW Health said it is ‘especially important for people across West and South West Sydney’ to get tested since the new cases are located there.  

AFFECTED VENUES AND TIMES  

Friday 2 October: Kmart, Narellan Town Centre, Narellan – 6 pm to 7 pm

Saturday 3 October: Fitness First, Carlingford (all attendees other than those in the pilates class notified above): 8 to 9:15am

Sunday 4 October: Penrith Homemaker Centre, Penrith – 11 am to 1 pm

Sunday 4 October: Guzman y Gomez, Penrith – 1:30 pm to 2 pm

Sunday 4 October: Home Co, Penrith – 2 pm to 2:30 pm

Monday 5 October: Westfield Parramatta – 9:30 am to 11 am

Monday 5 October: Castle Towers Shopping Centre, Castle Hill – 12 pm to 1 pm

 

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Westfield Mayor Updates Coronavirus Cases

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield Mayor Shelley Brindle said in an update on Friday night that the town had confirmed three new coronavirus cases since the last update on Tuesday, bringing the total among residents to 394 since the beginning of the pandemic.

This case total is up only 11 since Tuesday, Sept. 15, when Brindle reported a total of 383 cases.

She said that in the past week, one case was associated with a reported “cluster” among employees at a bar/restaurant in Scotch Plains.

“As announced last week, I will be using Friday updates strictly for the purposes of reporting weekly data from the Department of Health, with my more expansive updates to continue every Tuesday going forward,” Brindle noted.

Past coronavirus statistics

The total fatalities remain at 43 since the most recent death on June 3.

During the last week of August, Brindle announced that Westfield had gone a week without a new covid case. Then, there was an uptick.

Here are some other recent Westfield coronavirus and reopening updates:

HOW TO GET TESTED

  • Union County has added mobile walk up test sites in addition to the testing site located at Kean University. Testing is free for Union County residents and is by appointment only with no car required; participants must wear masks and observe social distance. Any Union County resident can make an appointment for a test, whether they have symptoms. To pick a location, date and time, and to make an appointment online, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update/walk-up.

  • Union County residents who need to make an appointment by phone can call 908-518-4307 for assistance. Non-profit organizations and other community groups can call the Union County Office of Emergency Management at 908-654-9881 to request a visit from the Mobile Test Unit.

SCHOOLS

  • Westfield High School closed its on-site education for two weeks in September after a number of students were reported to have the virus. Some parents complained that school sports were canceled as well.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT/DINING

  • See past Westfield Patch stories about Halloween and Addamsfest events.

  • Tickets for the Westfield 300 Summer Movie Series are free but require advance registration here.

  • Read about updated Quimby Street events, rules, and street closings here.

  • Indoor dining is allowed at 25 percent capacity. For a list of rules, click here.

  • To read about outdoor dining in Westfield, click here.

  • Gov. Murphy recently signed an executive order allowing gyms, health clubs, and indoor amusement facilities to reopen at 25 percent capacity effective Sept. 1. Equipment must be adjusted to allow a minimum of six feet of distance, and must be sanitized between uses. Everyone must wear masks. More details can be found here.

NATIONAL TRENDS

HOW TO GET HELP WITH HEAT, RENT, AND MORE

  • During the State of Emergency in New Jersey, no tenant is permitted to be evicted from their home or apartment for the inability to pay rent. Talk to your local mayor’s office if you are experiencing difficulties.

  • The CARES act has made money available to help with rent in