LCHD reports COVID-19 exposure at Outboards Bar & Grill in Tomahawk
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) on Thursday, Sept. 24 reported a COVID-19 exposure at Outboards Bar & Grill, 616 N. 4th St., Tomahawk.
“Several individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 were at the establishment during a time they were contagious and possibly spreading the virus,” a release from LCHD stated. “Individuals who were at Outboards Bar & Grill on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. who did not practice physical distancing may have been exposed to COVID-19.”
LCHD said that those who feel they may have been exposed should monitor for symptoms and stay home as much as possible for 14 days after the last date an exposure may have occurred.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, fatigue, body/muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
“Anyone who develops symptoms should contact their healthcare provider about being tested,” LCHD said.
LCHD is collaborating with the Wisconsin National Guard to provide free COVID-19 testing at SARA Park, 900 W. Somo Ave., Tomahawk, on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“If you must leave your home, wear a face covering, maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others, and practice good hand hygiene,” LCHD stated.
Individuals in need of additional guidance can complete the WI COVID-19 Screening Tool (www.wihealthconnect.com/) at no cost. A trained medical professional will follow up to review results and answer questions.
“LCHD encourages the public to monitor our COVID-19 Outbreaks and Exposures webpage at www.co.lincoln.wi.us/health/page/covid-19-outbreaks-and-exposures,” the release stated. “LCHD updates this page with places identified in Lincoln County, through disease investigations, in which a high risk exposure to COVID-19 may have occurred. Appearance on this list does not necessarily mean the establishment did something wrong nor does it mean the establishment should be closed.”
For more information regarding COVID-19 in Lincoln County, visit www.co.lincoln.wi.us/health/page/novel-coronavirus-covid-19.