For Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Grand Traverse County Health Department is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the cumulative case total to 594 with 394 recovered and thirteen deaths, leaving 187 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. Exposure sites not open to the public are contacted directly.
Saturday, October 10 from 4:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 11 from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday, October 12 from 4:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 13 from 4:30 p.m. – 3: 00 a.m.
Espresso Bay (202 E. Front Street):
Monday, October 12 from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13 from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.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.
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.
Additionally, the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued a new emergency rule on October, 14, 2020 for employers to control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among employees. To see the rules in full, visit: MIOSHA COVID-19 Emergency Rules 10-14-20. A fact sheet regarding the rules can be found here: MIOSHA EMERGENCY RULES.