For Thursday, October 22, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 632 with 402 recovered and 13 deaths, leaving 217 active cases.
Since October 1, 2020, we have reported 187 new cases of COVID-19 and have traced over 900 close contacts to positive cases who were instructed to quarantine. With that in mind, it is an understatement to say that case investigations are an invaluable component to limiting further spread of the virus in our area. We urge anyone that receives a telephone call from the Grand Traverse County Health Department to please return the call promptly and comply with case investigations.
Due to the large volume of cases, case investigations and contract tracing, Grand Traverse County Health Department is asking anyone who is told that they tested positive for COVID-19 to self-isolate at home until the health department is able to reach you. Additionally, any and all household contacts should quarantine until the case investigation and contact tracing occurs. Do not go to work, school, or any other public place while you are infectious.
If you are under a health department ordered quarantine, a negative test does not end the 14-day quarantine period early. You can both come down with symptoms AND infect others during the entire two week period. Quarantine times are disease specific based upon infectious periods of the disease and transmission period. You must stay quarantined for the entire 14-day possible infectious period.
While conducting case investigations, the listed locations, during the specified dates and times were discovered to be a place of potential public exposure. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.
Eastfield Laundry (1122 E. Eighth Street):
Monday, October 12 from 9 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, October 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Traverse Pie Company (101 N. Park St. Location):
Friday, October 16 from 11:00 a.m. – noon
Mundo’s Roasting & Co. (708 Boon St. location):
Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
If you were present at 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.