For Wednesday, October 7, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 23 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 494 with 358 recovered and nine deaths, leaving 127 active cases.
The Grand Traverse County Health Department stresses that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. The best steps each person can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to wear a facemask in public, avoid large gatherings of people, stay 6 feet away from others outside your household, wash your hands often, and do not work or go out in public when you are sick or have symptoms.
While conducting case investigations, the listed location, during the specified dates and times was discovered to be a place of potential public exposure. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.
Wednesday, September 30 from 3 – 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 1 from 6 – 7 p.m.
If you were present at this location 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 a 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.
From October 5 – 6, the Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 9 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time:
- All 9 cases are primary residents.
- 30-39 1
- 40-49 2
- 50-59 3
- 60-69 2
- 70-79 1
- Symptomatic: 9 Asymptomatic: 0
- 3 are linked to travel either into or out of the area as reported during the case investigation
- 1 is linked to large group gatherings or social events
- 5 cases were known close contacts to other positive cases
- Approximately 61 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).