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JCHD:  Jackson County Klavon’s COVID Exposure Site

(September 16, 2020 5:30 PM)  Jackson County Health Department (JCHD) was notified today that an employee of Klavon’s Restaurant located on E. McDevitt Avenue, Jackson (Vandercook Lake) recently tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant will remain closed until Friday, September 18 for cleaning.

If you were at this location on Monday, September 14 between 10 am and 10 pm or Tuesday, September 15 between 10 am and 11:30 am, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the possible exposure date. Anyone that is self-monitoring as a result should keep away from family, close contacts, and roommates as much as possible. COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and recent loss of taste or smell. Anyone experiencing one or more of these symptoms should immediately quarantine themselves and contact a medical provider.

Klavon’s, upon hearing about the potential exposure, closed the restaurant and began the process of deep cleaning to mitigate any risk to the public upon reopening. Known close contacts of the positive employee are being contacted and instructed to quarantine for 14 days from their last day of exposure.

JCHD will release information about public exposure sites when it is determined through investigation that it is not possible to identify all close contacts, everyone needs to remember that approximately 40% of COVID-19 cases appear to be asymptomatic. Asymptomatic cases are especially difficult because they are not sick and therefore not staying home. Additionally, contagious individuals can spread virus prior to experiencing symptoms.

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Jackson County Health Department webpage located at www.mijackson.org/hd. You can also visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for additional information regarding preventing getting sick.

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