MI health officials release possible areas of COVID-19 exposure

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Health officials have released locations across the state, including in West Michigan, that may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Oakland County Health Division says anyone who was at the following locations on the dates and times listed below should be on alert for symptoms of COVID-19:

  • March 1
    • Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, time and locations inside the airport to be determined.
  • March 4
    • Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, time and locations inside the airport to be determined.
  • March 5
    • Burger King, 27700 23 Mile Road in Chesterfield Township, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.
    • White Castle, 27760 23 Mile Road in New Baltimore, from 12:15 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.
    • Hobby Lobby, 4715 24th Avenue #100 in Fort Gratiot Township, at 1 p.m.
  • March 6
    • Poole’s Tavern, 157 E. Main Street in Northville, from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Five Guys, 3561 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • March 7
    • Tap Room, 201 W. Michigan Avenue in Ypsilanti, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
    • MSA Woodland, 2100 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Texas Roadhouse, 3776 28th Street SE in Kentwood, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
    • USA Hockey Arena, 14900 N. Beck Road in Plymouth, from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • March 8
    • Subway, 6260 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Jimmy Johns, 5925 28th Street in SE in Grand Rapids, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Burger King, 1515 E. Grand River Avenue in Portland, from 3:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Symptoms including cough, fever and shortness of breath. Anyone who develops any symptoms is told to stay at home and immediately call a healthcare provider or hospital before arriving so the appropriate measures can be taken.

Officials reminded people to wash their hands frequently for 20 seconds using soap and warm water, to cough and sneeze into their upper arm, and not to touch their face.

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On Friday evening, state officials announced there were now 25 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Four of those 25 are in West Michigan.

The MDHHS’s Mid-Michigan District Health Department said the Montcalm County case is linked to international travel. The resident has been under quarantine since returning to Montcalm County. Health officials said no community exposure is known at this time.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Thursday that all public and private schools will be closed, effective Monday, for three weeks through April 5. On Friday, she also banned all gatherings of more than 250 people in that same period.

Michigan COVID-19 data can be found on the state’s website.

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