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County reports potential COVID-19 exposure at local bar
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The Barton County Health Department has identified a positive case of COVID-19 involving a person who visited Charlie’s Place bar in Great Bend on Saturday, July 18, from approximately 11 p.m. until Sunday, July 19, 1 a.m. Individuals who visited Charlie’s Place during those hours may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to a statement from Donna Zimmerman, public information officer for the county.

The Barton County Health Department encourages those who were at the above location during the identified days and times to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue diarrhea, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.

“If symptoms develop, please stay home and contact your health-care provider for guidance on testing. In an emergency, please call 911 and notify first responders that you were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and, if possible, wear a cloth face mask before they arrive.”

The information was provided following guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.