The Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 since October 3, 2020, bringing the cumulative case total to 469 with 352 recovered and nine deaths, leaving 108 active cases.
While conducting case investigations, the listed location, during the specified date and times was discovered to be a place of potential public exposure. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.
Culver’s (876 Munson Avenue location):
Tuesday, September 29 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Additionally, a Grand Traverse resident that tested positive for COVID-19 was present at the below location during the specified dates and times.
The Wexford County Civic Arena – Cadillac
Friday, September 25 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
If you were present at any of these locations during the listed time periods, you should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days since the possible exposure, particularly if you were not wearing a mask or maintaining 6 foot distance from others.
Symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches, repeated shaking with chills, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.
Anyone that is self-monitoring as a result should keep away from the public, family, close contacts and roommates as much as possible.
At this time, the Grand Traverse County Health Department stresses the importance of consistency and keeping core COVID-19 mitigation strategies in place while more specific guidance is developed. At a minimum, these strategies include proper mask use, social distancing, frequent handwashing, and staying home if you are sick.
From October 2 through October 4, Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 20 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time:
- All 20 cases are primary residents.
- 0-19 2
- 20-29 5
- 30-39 1
- 40-49 4
- 50-59 2
- 60-69 3
- 70-79 3
- Symptomatic: 16 Asymptomatic: 4
- 7 are linked to travel either into or out of the area as reported during the case investigation
- 6 are linked to large group gatherings or social events
- 12 cases were known close contacts to other positive cases
- Approximately 110 close contacts were identified, notified, and instructed to quarantine.
Case Investigations were also completed on 0 probable cases (individuals who were close contacts of a positive COVID case who became symptomatic during their quarantine).