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3 test positive for COVID-19 after visiting Royal Oak sports bar – WXYZ

ROYAL OAK (WXYZ) — Three people have tested positive for the coronavirus after reportedly visiting Fifth Avenue sports bar in Royal Oak, health officials said Monday.

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The three individuals were at the bar on the evening of June 19, and hadn’t shown any symptoms prior to attending.

Oakland County health officials say the three infected individuals reported crowded conditions at the bar.

“We are urging all of our businesses, especially the bars which are attracting crowds, to follow the governor’s orders and take the necessary steps to protect their workers and customers,” Oakland County Executive David Coulter said. “We have made good progress in managing what is a highly contagious virus and we can’t backslide now. Social distancing and facial coverings work and they are critical to our safe re-opening strategies.”

The risk of severe illeness varies person-to-person, according to the CDC. Which is why health officials say if you were at the bar on the evening of June 19, that you should monitor for signs and symptoms of the virus.

Symptoms can appear within 2 to 14 days after exposure.

“The risk of COVID-19 exposure is heightened under crowded conditions, where social distancing cannot be achieved, said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer at Oakland County Health Division. “Restaurants, bars and nightclubs have been allowed to open with requirements to reduce their capacity to 50 percent of normal seating so that social distancing can be achieved.”

There is currently no vaccine for COVID-19.

Symptoms include:

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

For more information, visit https://www.oakgov.com/covid/Pages/default.aspx.

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