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Health department warns of possible coronavirus exposure at a party in Alpena County

ALPENA, Mich. –– District Health Department No. 4 says individuals who attended a stag party on June 20, 2020 from 5 p.m. and after on Herron Rd, in Alpena County, between Long Rapids Rd and M-32 have the potential for exposure to the coronavirus.

Individuals should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days since the possible exposure.  Anyone who is self-monitoring as a result should stay away from family, close contacts and roommates as much as possible. Those that develop symptoms within 14 days of these dates should contact their doctor and consider COVID 19 testing.

DHD4 continues to urge:

• employees and customers to wear masks in indoor spaces as required by the Governor’s
current Executive Order as part of being allowed to reopen,
• staying at least 6 feet away from others,
• avoiding large gatherings,
• when recreating outdoors, maintain social distancing and do not congregate,
• washing your hands frequently for at least twenty seconds,
• avoiding touching your face,
• disinfecting commonly touched surfaces.

“This is a stark reminder that the virus is still circulating in Northern Michigan. We need to continue to be vigilante and practice social distancing, wear masks, and be mindful that this is far from being over,” said Denise Bryan, Health Officer at DHD4. “Just because we have reopened, does not mean we can relax our protective actions. Especially for our young adults, we are seeing increased numbers in 18-25 year olds in Michigan.”

The health department says the only time  it will alert the public to specific locations where an individual who has tested positive has been is when the contact-tracing team is unable to contact all of the individuals who may have been present.