Northern Michigan Health Departments Announce 2 Possible COVID-19 Exposure Sites
District Health Department No. 2 (DHD2) and District Health Department No. 4 (DHD4) have released information on two potential COVID-19 exposure sites.
The health departments say the only time they release specific exposure locations is when the contact-tracing team is unable to contact all individuals who may have been exposed, such as larger facilities.
The health department says people who visited Auto Value in Oscoda Twp. in the late afternoon of May 2 have the potential for exposure.
They also say anyone who was at the Alpena Walmart on May 4 from 8 p.m. until closing may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
Individuals should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure.
If you develop symptoms within 14 days of these dates, contact your doctor.
The health departments are urging residents to follow Michigan’s stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines.
Denise Bryan, Health Officer at DHD2 and DHD4 states “We cannot over-emphasize the importance of continued compliance with the Stay Home, Stay Safe order. We want to stress that this is an order, not a suggestion, aimed at protecting the public’s health. The rise in cases and ongoing community spread in our area serve to remind us how imperative it is that we follow this order. Essential businesses should be screening their employees, providing homemade face coverings, and implementing social distancing measures.”