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Grand Traverse County Case Investigation Breakdown September 14 – 16, exposure sites

For Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting three new cases of COVID-19. Wednesday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 384, with 242 recovered and seven deaths, leaving 135 active cases.

While conducting case investigations, the listed locations were discovered to be a place of potential public exposure.

Planet Fitness:
Monday, September 14 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

2 Lads Winery:
Tuesday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

If you were present at either 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 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 September 14 through September 15, Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 7 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time:

  • 6 cases are primary residents.
  • 1 case was a visitor (with family and work ties to area) who has returned home
  • Ages:
    • 0-19 2
    • 20-29 1
    • 40-49 1
    • 60-69 2
    • 70-79 1
  • Symptomatic: 6 Asymptomatic: 1
  • 3 are linked to travel either into or out of the area as reported during the case investigation
  • 2 are linked to large group gatherings or social events
  • 4 cases were known close contacts to other positive cases
  • Approximately 30 close contacts were identified, notified, and instructed to quarantine.

Case Investigations were also completed on 2 probable cases (individuals who were close contacts of a positive COVID case who became symptomatic during their quarantine.)

Anyone that was identified as close contact was contacted by the health department and instructed to quarantine.