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Potential COVID-19 site exposures for Houghton County

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified possible exposure sites in Houghton County. Local residents visiting these sites may be at a higher risk for exposure as employees or patrons were present while infectious, and masking and social distancing guidelines were not consistently followed. These sites are:

— Nutini’s Supper Club, 321 Quincy St., Hancock, MI, on Sept. 9 through Sept. 16.

— Downtowner Lounge, 100 Sheldon Ave, Houghton, MI, on Sept. 17 through Sept. 19.

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, you may be at higher risk for contracting COVID-19. Symptoms will typically appear within two to 14 days of the exposure. Both facilities have voluntarily closed temporarily for cleaning.

We ask that if you visited any of these sites, and you have or develop symptoms such as cough, fever, or shortness of breath that you call your healthcare provider and inform them of any potential exposure.

Additional COVID-19 information can be found on our website at www.wuphd.org, or by calling 906-482-7382.

If your symptoms worsen to the point of needing emergency care, please call 911 and notify the dispatcher of your symptoms or any potential exposure.

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