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Grand Traverse County COVID Report and Case Investigation Breakdown Nov. 2 – 3

For Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 32 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 863 with 490 recovered and thirteen deaths, leaving 360 active cases.

While conducting case investigations, the below locations, during the specified dates and times were determined to be a place of potential public exposure. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.

Boone’s Long Lake Inn:
Saturday, October 31 from 4 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 1 from 12:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Monday, November 2 from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.

If you were present at the above 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 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.

If you should become symptomatic while quarantining, you should seek testing.

Anyone that is self-monitoring as a result should have a heightened sense of awareness that you could become infectious at any point during the 14-day self-monitoring period. Please keep this in mind when interacting with family, friends and the public.

From November 2 – 3, the Grand Traverse County Health Department completed 35 case investigations for confirmed COVID-19 cases. The following is information known at this time:

  • All 35 cases are primary residents.
  • Ages:
    • 0-19 3
    • 20-29 10
    • 30-39 4
    • 40-49 5
    • 50-59 3
    • 60-69 6
    • 70-79 3
    • 80-89 1
  • Symptomatic: 34 Asymptomatic: 1
  • 6 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
  • 17 cases were known close contacts to other positive cases
  • Approximately 114 close contacts were identified, notified, and instructed to quarantine.

Case Investigations were also completed on 3 probable cases (individuals who were close contacts of a positive COVID case who became symptomatic during their quarantine).

Many of our recent cases have been tied to social gatherings of all sizes and people working while infectious. With community spread evident, we must all remain vigilant and follow mitigation measures any time we leave our home.

When socializing with friends or family:

  • Get together outside whenever possible. Risk of transmission is increased when indoors.
  • If inside, include no more than two households and never more than 10 people.
  • If you feel sick, do not attend any gatherings.
  • Wear a mask, removing only to eat and drink.
  • Social distance away from others.