A popular Albury bar was a potential site of COVID-19 exposure last week, as were pubs in Wangaratta and other businesses.
Zed Bar alerted patrons on social media the venue was visited by a confirmed case on Friday, October 8 between the hours of 5pm and 11.30pm.
"We ask that anyone with concerns please contact NSW Health or MLHD and if you are showing any symptoms please get tested immediately," they said.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District gave further details at 5pm.
"Anyone who attended Zed Bar, 586 Dean Street, Albury on Friday the 8th October between 5:30pm and 11:15pm is considered a casual contact and is required to get a COVID test and isolate until they receive a negative result," MLHD said.
"Any further venues of concern will be advised as soon as they are known."
Wangaratta venues were also listed as exposure sites after a person in their 30s became positive as a result of close contact with a COVID positive person based outside the region.
The Wangaratta RSL (October 6, 4.30pm to 5pm) and Pinsent Hotel (October 6, 5pm to 8.30pm) were made exposures.
Old Town and Country Tavern publicans Carlyle and Shayne Gannon notified their customers early on Wednesday morning about potential exposures on October 6 (8.45pm to 11pm) and October 7 (5.34pm to 11pm).
"The well-being of our staff and customers is our top priority, and in line with public health advice we closed immediately when informed last night and commenced deep cleaning," they said.
"Staff who were in the venue during the exposed times have been instructed to get tested immediately and isolate.
"Customers who attended the venue during these times should get tested and quarantine for 14 days from the exposure."
The tavern will remain closed until deep cleaning is completed and staffing adjustments are made.
The Pinsent Hotel was working with the DHHS to clarify if its drive-through was also covered by the listing.
The Glenrowan Vet Clinic has also alerted customers in a recorded phone message that anyone who attended the clinic between the 6th and the 9th should contact the COVID hotline for advice about a potential exposure.
Wangaratta mayor Dean Rees said he was unaware of any links between the Wangaratta case and the Albury exposure.
"We're just hoping that a lot of the contacts this person had are already vaccinated," he said.
"Because the exposure sites are popular places ... it could run a little bit rampant as it's done in other communities like Shepparton and Mildura."
Cr Rees said more information sharing was needed from the Department of Health.
"They're phoning all the close contacts that went through the places and checked in, which is great, but nobody tells us that there's a confirmation of another case," he said.
"If we got the information, at least people would know it's legitimate - you hear it around the traps but don't know it's correct.
"We've met with other mayors and other CEOs of councils from around the region - they're all having the same trouble.
"You get a lot of older people who get worried - the first people they contact is council."
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Cr Rees urged residents to keep getting vaccinated as their best protection.
"It's inevitable that it's going to happen and when we're further out of lockdown with Melbourne people coming up ... there's going to be cases here," he said.
"Hopefully the level of sickness in people isn't going to be as strong, because we've got a mass vaccination rare now - my understanding is that we're at 95 per cent single-dose."
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