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Potential COVID-19 exposure at local restaurant
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The Barton County Health Department has identified multiple positive cases of COVID-19 involving persons at Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill in Great Bend this week, from Sunday, September 13 through Friday September 18. According to a statement released at noon Saturday by Barton County Administrator Phil Hathcock, individuals who visited Applebee’s on those dates may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.