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Two potential COVID exposure sites announced in Houghton County

HANCOCK — The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has identified two Houghton County businesses as possible exposure sites for COVID-19 this month.

The WUPHD listed:

• Nutini’s Supper Club, at 321 Quincy St. in Hancock, on Sept. 9 through Sept. 16.

• Downtowner Lounge, 100 Shelden Avenue in Houghton, on Sept. 17 through Sept. 19.

Residents who visited these sites may be at greater risk for exposure, as employees or patrons were present while infectious, the health department said. Additionally, masking and social distancing guidelines were not consistently followed.

Both facilities have voluntarily closed temporarily for cleaning, the health department said.

The health department is advising people that exposure could have occurred at the sites listed above or several days later with close contact to someone who visited one of the sites. Depending on the length of exposure, people may be at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. Symptoms will typically appear within two to 14 days of exposure.

People who visited either site and have or develop symptoms such as cough, fever or shortness of breath are advised to call their healthcare provider and advise them of any potential exposure.

Additional COVID-19 information can be found at wuphd.org or by calling 906-482-7382.

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