Barron County Public Health is alerting community members that potential exposure to COVID-19 may have happened at the following locations at the dates and times listed.
> Fifth Street Saloon, Barron, October 3, from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
> Cameron House, Cameron, October 3, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
> Bear Lake-Haugen Fire Department Spaghetti Feed, Cousins Restaurant, Haugene, October 11, from noon to 3 p.m.
Anyone who was at any of these locations during the times listed and has any symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home and contact their local clinic to be tested. Anyone who was at the locations during the times listed, and is not experiencing symptoms should watch for any signs of illness for the next two weeks, and if they feel sick or have any symptoms in the next 14 days, they stay home and contact their doctor to get tested.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include: cough, fever, sore throat, headache, body or muscle aches, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, or new loss of taste or smell.
A public notification is issued is when someone who tested positive for COVID-19 was at a location while symptomatic but before test results were known, and there is no way to identify all of the people they came into contact with. The potential exposure means that anyone that was there during the time frame may have been exposed.
"We issue an alert to let people know they may have been exposed and to look for others who may now be sick as well," the health department said. "Appearing on this list does not mean the establishment did something wrong. It also does not mean the establishment should be closed. All establishments are contacted before being listed and are given guidance on how to reduce future risk to staff and customers."
Barron County Public Health is asking everyone’s help to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county. Any symptoms of illness or worsening of allergy symptoms, especially if allergies are not relieved by over-the-counter medications should be considered suspect COVID-19. They should stay home and contact their doctor to be tested.
For more information on COVID-19, call 211 or visit:
> Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm
> Centers for Disease Control COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html