Several Traverse City businesses were marked as potential COVID-19 exposure sites.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The Grand Traverse County Health Department announced Wednesday that 8 companies in Traverse City are now marked as potential COVID-19 exposure sites.

A contact search effort that began outside the county followed the path of a group of clients who later tested positive for the virus:

Thursday, June 18:
Mari vineyards from 1 to 2 pm
Brys Estate Vineyard and Winery from 2 to 3 pm
Bowers Harbor Vineyards from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Amical from 7 to 8:30 pm

On Friday June 19:
Hotel Indigo rooftop bar from 8 to 9 p.m. M.
Little Fleet from 9-10: 30pm Low Bar from 10:45 – 11:30 pm
Kilkenny Irish Public House from 11:45 pm to 1:45 am

“This is a sobering reminder that the virus is still circulating in Michigan and northern Michigan. We need to remain vigilant and practice social distancing, wear a mask, and be aware that this is far from over, ”said Health Officer Wendy Hirschenberger. “Just because we’ve reopened doesn’t mean we can relax our protective actions. Anyone could have COVID-19 and can now know it because some people with coronaviruses are not yet sick and some people never have signs of the disease. I strongly urge everyone to take precautions so that we can reduce infections and keep businesses open. “

If you were in these locations during or shortly thereafter, you should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for the next 14 days. If you develop symptoms, call your healthcare professional. Employees of the listed facilities concerned about prolonged exposure can call the Grand Traverse County Health Department’s Communicable Diseases line at 231-995-6801.