UPDATE: 10:58 a.m.

The Lincoln County Health Department issued a press release Thursday warning residents of possible exposure to the novel coronavirus at another local restaurant.

Anyone who visited Sami’s Family Restaurant and Banquet Center in Troy between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Monday night should monitor their health and be aware of any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

People who visited the business but do not have symptoms do not need to self-quarantine unless they develop COVID19 symptoms.

The identity of the individual will not be released due to privacy issues.

UPDATE: 10:20 a.m.

The Lincoln County Health Department issued a press release on Tuesday thanking the local restaurant and all the restaurants in the county for taking the necessary steps to protect the community from exposure to the novel coronavirus.

The identification of the restaurant, Taormina's, according to the LCHD, "was not an effort to single out any business or individual but to alert individuals who should closely monitor their health. Our goal is always to keep Lincoln County a safe, healthy, and informed community."

Taormina's said the possible exposure came from a customer, and not a member of the staff. The restaurant has been supported by the Troy Chamber of Commerce, local residents and other local businesses as a safe place to visit.

The Lincoln County Health Department is warning residents of "possible exposure" to the novel coronavirus at an Italian restaurant in Troy.

According to a press release from the LCHD, anyone who visited the local establishment on Saturday between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. should monitor their health and be aware of any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

According to the Centers For Disease Control, people with the novel coronavirus have reported a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

• Fever or chills

• 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

• Diarrhea

If you develop any of these symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider. Please know that most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. should monitor their health and be aware of any symptoms associated with COVID-19.

People who visited the business but do not have symptoms do not need to self-quarantine unless they develop COVID19 symptoms.

The identity of the individual will not be released due to privacy issues.

This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it comes and will be posted on lincolnnewsnow.com and the Lincoln County Journal.