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COVID-19 cases associated with The Pound Bar & Grill in Brighton, VFW Post in Fowlerville

The Livingston County Health Department (LCHD) is alerting the public to the possibility of COVID-19 exposure at two locations in the county: The Pound Bar & Grill in Brighton and the VFW Post 6464 in Fowlerville.

The Pound Bar & Grill in Brighton

Two unrelated patrons who eventually tested positive for COVID-19 reported visiting The Pound Bar & Grill at 139 W Main St. in Brighton on Friday, Sept. 18, prior to the start of symptoms.

Both individuals reported crowded conditions and no social distancing was observed. No other common exposure sites were noted.

Anyone who spent more than 15 minutes in The Pound Bar & Grill between 5 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 is advised to monitor themselves for any unusual symptoms and seek testing if symptoms appear. Testing locations can be found at www.lchd.org or www.mi.gov/coronavirustest.

The VFW Post 6464 in Fowlerville

Two individuals who eventually tested positive for COVID-19 reported attending events at the VFW Post 6464, 215 S Detroit St. in Fowlerville from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 20 (breakfast), while symptomatic. It has been determined that risk for others who attended the dinner and breakfast at the VFW is low, but out of an abundance of caution, LCHD is encouraging residents to monitor themselves for any unusual symptoms and seek testing if symptoms appear.

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Call your physician or the Health Department if you think you are developing any of the symptoms of COVID-19 described below.

• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

COVID-19 is still spreading in our community. LCHD continues to urge residents to take precautions to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID-19. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The spread of COVID-19 can be reduced with cloth face coverings, social distancing, and staying home when sick except to get medical care.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the LCHD website at www.lchd.org or the MDHHS COVID-19 page at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus.

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