Eau Claire County Reports Possible Exposures to COVID-19

UAE CLAIRE, Wisconsin (WEAU) Two establishments in Eau Claire have potential exposure to COVID-19, Olive Garden and Wagner’s Lanes indoor bar. The Eau Claire City-County Health Department sent the following statement:

“The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is alerting the public to possible exposure to COVID-19 at two Eau Claire County facilities. Anyone who has been in these facilities on specific days and times AND experiences Symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their provider for testing. Both establishments are cooperating with public health research and following best practices for disease prevention. This alert is published in light of new information that members of the public may have been exposed and could not be contacted.

Potential exhibition times and locations include dinner at Olive Garden
service on June 4, 9, 10 and 11 from 4 to 9 pm and Wagner’s Lanes inside the bar on June 16 and 17, from 10 to 5 pm If you visited any of the establishments during these times and experience symptoms, call your healthcare provider to get tested for COVID-19 as a precaution.

“The health and safety of our guests and team members is our maximum
priority, “said Nick Hewitt, General Manager of the Olive Garden in Eau
Claire “We have thoroughly disinfected the entire restaurant using CDC approved disinfectant. Additionally, we follow a series of daily processes to create a safe environment for our guests and team.
members, and the Department of Health has assured us that we are taking the
correct steps. “

“Wagner’s Lanes takes this situation very seriously, as the safety and well-being of both our employees and our customers are of utmost importance to us. We can assure you that we go beyond the guidelines and recommendations of the Department of Health,
taking extra precautions in as many areas as possible, “said Rob Ingram, General Manager.

Everyone can help prevent the spread of disease in our community with a few simple but effective actions:
• Stay home if you have a cough, fever, sore throat, or other symptoms of illness.
• Practice good personal hygiene:
o Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, eating or drinking.
o Cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or elbow, then wash your hands.

COVID-19 symptoms include cough,
fever, sore throat, headache, muscle or body aches, chills, fatigue, vomiting, or new loss of taste or smell.

o Use hand sanitizer if you don’t have soap and water on hand.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your unwashed hands.
• While in public, keep six feet between you and people who do not live in your home. Avoid meeting with people who are not in your home. Use a cloth that covers the face when physical distance is difficult to maintain.
• Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions about your health.
Please note that the health and safety of all members of the community remains our top priority. “