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7 Kenosha City Businesses With Active Coronavirus Cases Named

Businesses are reopening, although there are risks in doing so. One is that they could contribute to the rise of COVID-19 cases, something that could tarnish their image should it be proven that they are a potential root of the deadly strain. Revealing the identities of establishments has been debated in most parts of the world but it appears that it is now how the city of Kenosha is approaching it.

The city of Kenosha recently revealed some of the actual identities of businesses with active COVID-19 cases, something they say is a move to show everyone that the strain is still widespread in the community. There were seven establishments singled out, each having one active case. However, it was stressed that these seven establishments were not "outbreak" situations, TMJ4 reported.

“We do not wish to stigmatize these and other businesses, nor is it meant to shame them into compliance,” Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit said. “We would, however, like to make the public aware that COVID-19 is still widespread in our community."

The seven establishments named were the following:

  • Dukes Country Saloon
  • Coins Sports Bar    
  • Mikki’s Rat Race Lounge
  • Saigon Panda
  • DeRangos
  • Kwik Trip
  • Stateline BP

According to city officials, they hope that by releasing the names of these establishments, such could help in contact tracing and stop the coronavirus spread. They are now asking locals who may have visited any of the places to seek COVID-19 testing. The National Guard Community Testing site can be visited from June 1 to 6 at the Westosha Central High School

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Businesses planning to reopen have drawn criticism the past weeks, with most feeling that it may not yet be the right time to do so. The COVID-19 pandemic is far from being controled and some fear that this could lead to a spike in new cases. Some regions have already reported new spikes and this is something that Kenosha officials are trying to avoid.

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Per guidelines, the usual norm is to see a decline in cases for 14 days. However, the wait has been affecting economies. This is one reason why some select businesses have started to reopen. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines remain in place like social distancing, wearing masks and practicing proper hygiene.

Hair salons are something that most are looking for, although there remain fears of possibly contracting the disease. Person-to-person contact remains a big issue, not to mention coming into contact with commonly-shared services. In a previous post, a hair salon in Missouri came under fire when one of their employees tested positive for the strain. That led the Springfield-Greene County Health Department to track down customers, most now under observation and quarantine. It is something that Kenosha and other regions are trying to avoid to help curb down COVID-19 numbers.

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