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8 Traverse City Locations With Potential Coronavirus Exposure Revealed

Some establishments over in Traverse City, Michigan, are now under the radar, possibly places where people may contract the COVID-19 virus. This came about following reports that there was a group of people who visited eight places and did not adhere to the safety guidelines in effect. Among the places identified are bars and vineyards.

According to the Grand Traverse County Health Department, the people who visited the said areas admitted they did not practice social distancing or any measures advised to avoid contracting the disease. Below are the places the alleged group visited, together with the approximated time they were there, Fox Sports reported.

June 18

  • Mari Vineyards (1:00 - 2:00 p.m.)
  • Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards from (3:30 - 4:30 pm)
  • Amical (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)

June 19

  • Rooftop bar at Hotel Indigo (8:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
  • Little Fleet (9:00 -10:30 p.m.)
  • Low Bar (10:45 - 11:30 p.m.)
  • Kilkenny's Irish Public House (11:45 p.m. - 1:45 a.m.)

“This is a sobering reminder that the virus is still circulating in Michigan and Northern Michigan,” Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger said. “We need to continue to be vigilant and practice social distancing, wearing a mask and being mindful that this is far from over. Just because we have reopened does not mean we can relax our protective actions. Anyone could have COVID-19 and you might not know because some people with coronavirus are not yet sick, and some people never have signs of the disease. I strongly urge everyone to take precautions so that we can keep infections down and keep businesses open.”

This is an unfortunate development and all that county officials can do right now is resort to contact tracing. Aside from that, they are hoping people who were in the said places at the approximate times monitor themselves from potential infection. Should some people experience such, they are urged to seek immediate help from a healthcare professional.

Restaurants and COVID-19 The California Restaurant Association said in late March that 20 percent to 30 percent of restaurants across the state may not be able to reopen after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aside from customers, employees from the said establishments are urged to also monitor themselves for possible COVID-19 symptoms. Undergoing testing could also help to determine if any of the customers or employees have been infected. For the time being, people who might have been at any of the places would best keep away from family and friends, a preventive measure to prevent the possible spread of the virus.

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