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Possible COVID-19 exposure reported at Port Huron Twp. restaurant – The Times Herald

Sep 5, 2020 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

A COVID-19 nasal swab test kit sits on a table Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, during a clinic held by the St. Clair County Health Department at Yale High School.

The St. Clair County Health Department has reported a possible COVID-19 exposure at a Port Huron Township restaurant. 

The department was notified two employees at Bob Evans, 2190 Water St., were confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to a press release. 

Residents who visited Bob Evans between Aug. 30 and Sept. 4 may have been exposed and are encouraged to self-monitor for symptoms over the next 14 days. Residents should be tested if becoming symptomatic with any of the following: fatigue, cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, headache, nausea or vomiting, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.

“Take extra precautions to avoid transmitting the virus to others. Individuals may be able to spread the disease for up to 48 hours priors to symptoms and some may remain asymptomatic,” the health department said in a statement. 

The management of Bob Evans is working closely with health department officials. The establishment has temporarily closed for deep cleaning and COVID-19 protocols are in place.

The virus spreads through respiratory droplets between people who are in close contact with one another. This generally occurs when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks. The best way to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect others includes:

  • Wearing a mask or face covering when in public spaces
  • Practicing social distancing- 6 feet or more away from others
  • Avoiding large gatherings
  • Staying home when you are sick
  • Monitoring for signs and symptoms 

For more information on testing locations, visit https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

General questions can be directed during regular business hours to the St. Clair County COVID-19 Informational Hotline (810) 966-4163 or covid19@stclaircounty.org.  COVID-19 information is also available on the health department website www.scchealth.co or follow @scchdmi on social media.