According to press reports, patrons at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club may have been exposed to hepatitis A as an outbreak linked to bartaco in Port Chester continues to spread.
A Sleepy Hollow Country Club employee was infected by one of the five people who were exposed to hepatitis A at bartaco, Westchester Health Department officials said today.
While the greatest risk is to those who ate or drank at Sleepy Hollow’s Grill Room, in an abundance of caution, the Health Department recommends preventive treatment for anyone who ate or drank at the club between Oct. 27 and Nov. 4.
The county is offering free preventative treatment today Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the county clinic at 134 Court St. in White Plains.
The preventive treatment is only effective if given within two weeks of exposure, according to the Health Department, but people who ate or drank at the country club between Oct. 21 and Oct. 26 may also have been exposed to hepatitis A.
To register for a free preventative treatment in advance, go to www.health.ny.gov/gotoclinic/60 or call 211 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for more information. Country club patrons with exposure also can be treated by their own health care provider.