TAWAS CITY – District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) has announced possible COVID-19 exposure locations in Iosco and Ogemaw counties.
Individuals who were present at the listed locations, at the designated times, have the potential for exposure:
• Sept. 15 – Highway Brewing Company, 209 West Houghton Ave., West Branch, 6 to 8 p.m. “Paint and Pour” event.
• Sept. 19 – Ogemaw County Fairgrounds, 2300 Rifle River Trail, West Branch, 6 p.m. to close, “Bump and Run” event; Whittemore Speedway, 200 West State St., Whittemore, 10 to 10:45 p.m.; and Bible Believers Baptist Church of Tawas City Youth Group outing on church grounds, 21 Chambers Rd., Tawas City,5 to 8 p.m.
• Sept. 20 – Walmart, 2750 Cook Road, West Branch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Bible Believers Baptist Church of Tawas City, 21 S. Chambers Road, Tawas City, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m.
According to DHD2, individuals should monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. If they do not develop symptoms within 14 days of these dates, there is nothing to be done. Those that develop symptoms within 14 days of these dates should contact their doctor and consider COVID-19 testing.
The only time officials with DHD2 said they will alert the public to specific locations where an individual who has tested positive has been is when the contact-tracing team are unable to contact all of the individuals who may have been present – for example, at larger facilities. Officials said DHD2 wants to make the public aware of locations that may have allowed for low risk exposure, therefore, making individual identification difficult.