Possible COVID-19 Exposure At Newberry Restaurant on March 17, 2020

On March 30, 2020, LMAS District Health Department became aware of a positive COVID-19 case identified through Michigan Bureau of Laboratories. The identified person is an employee at Zellar’s Village Inn in Newberry and worked at the restaurant on March 17, 2020.

Out of an abundance of caution, LMAS District Health Department is alerting the public that if you picked up food at Zellar’s Village Inn in Newberry, on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2020, you may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is advised that you self-monitor symptoms for 14 days from that exposure. While the two week monitoring period ends on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, if you develop symptoms of COVID19 within that time period- fever of 100.4, dry cough, shortness of breath – please contact your physician or healthcare provider by telephone right away.

LMAS District Health Department does believe the risk is low for those who did pick-up food orders at the restaurant on St. Patrick’s Day but decided to issue this release out of an abundance of caution. It is important to point out that neither the individual nor the facility did anything wrong as the person had no symptoms on the date that they worked. The facility is cooperating fully with our investigation.

More information about COVID-19 and the Governor’s Executive Orders can be found at LMASDHD.org and Mlchigan.gov/Coronavirus. Updates will be provided as more information is available.

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