DHD#10 REPORTS A POSSIBLE PUBLIC EXPOSURE AT OAK GROVES TAVERN IN IRONS
IRONS — District Health Department No. 10 was notified on Oct. 30, that an individual that tested positive for COVID-19 was present at Oak Groves Tavern in Irons and was potentially contagious on Oct. 16 and 17.
This is considered a high-risk exposure because we are not able to identify or notify all individuals who may have had close contact with the positive case.
If you were at Oak Groves Tavern on the dates listed above, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the possible exposure date. Anyone that is self-monitoring as a result should keep away from family, close contacts, and roommates as much as possible.
COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and recent loss of taste or smell. Anyone experiencing one or more of these symptoms should immediately quarantine themselves and contact a medical provider.
While DHD No.10 will release information about public exposure sites when it is determined through investigation that it’s not possible to identify all close contacts, everyone needs to remember that approximately 40% of COVID-19 cases appear to be asymptomatic.
Asymptomatic cases are especially difficult because they are not sick and therefore not staying home. Additionally, contagious individuals can spread virus prior to experiencing symptoms.
For more information about COVID-19, go to dhd10.org/coronavirus, michigan.gov/coronavirus, or cdc.com/coronavirus.