For Thursday, October 8, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting six new cases of COVID-19. Thursday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 500, with 361 recovered and nine deaths, leaving 130 active cases.
While conducting case investigations, the listed locations, during the specified dates and times were discovered to be a place of potential public exposure. It is important to note that a public exposure site is disclosed when all exposures to a positive COVID-19 case cannot be identified through contact tracing. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.
State Street Market
Saturday, October 3 from 7 – 8 p.m.
Rare Bird Brewpub
Saturday, October 3 from 9 – 10 p.m.
West Side Community Church
Sunday, October 4 from 9 – 10 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.
Anyone that was identified as a known close contact was contacted by the health department and instructed to quarantine.
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.