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Grand Traverse County COVID-19 Report, public exposure sites

For Thursday, October 15, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19. Thursday’s additions bring the cumulative case total to 543, with 380 recovered and twelve deaths, leaving 151 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.

7th Grade East Middle School Football Game versus Glen Lake:
(Glen Lake Community School Football Field)

Wednesday, October 7 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Battle Fitness:
Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 8
Friday, October 9
4:30 – 5:30 am each day

Taproot Cider House:
Saturday, October 10 from 8 – 9:00 p.m.

Oaky’s Tavern:
Sunday, October 11 from 4 – 10:30 p.m.

Boone’s Long Lake Inn:
Tuesday, October 13 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

If you were present at any of the above 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.

On Friday, October 9th, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order under section 2253 of the Public Health Code. This order provides additional detail and clarity around the major areas of protection including facial coverings, worker protections, and limits on gathering sizes. The new provisions in the MDHHS orders provide for capacity limits in businesses, masks in childcare centers, added protections for workers, and requirements for contact tracing. The state also released an infographic and a fact sheet to provide a better understanding of the latest orders.

The Grand Traverse County Health Department stresses that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic with no vaccine or cure. 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.