AMC Fairlane Theaters In Dearborn Added To List Of Potential Virus Exposure Sites

WWJ News
March 17, 2020 - 5:14 pm
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DEARBORN (WWJ) - It's the first metro Detroit movie theater on the list.

The Wayne County Public Health Division on Tuesday announced that AMC Fairlane 21 theaters in Dearborn is a potential COVID-19 exposure site. Health officials are investigating one presumptive-positive COVID-19 case where the person attended a movie on March 10, according to the county.

The following details were released about the case:

  • The patient is an adult female with no domestic or international travel history, and with no known contact with other presumptive-positive COVID-19 cases. She is currently isolated.
  • The potential exposure occurred between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
  • The exposure site is AMC Fairlane 21 theaters, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn.

Wayne County Public Health Division is identifying close contacts of this individual, assessing for risk and determining management of those exposed.  The epidemiology team is also working with the business to determine the identity of customers who were in the establishment at this time, officials said. 

For patrons who were at AMC Fairlane during those times, health officials that you watch for symptoms of COVID-19 — which include fever, cough, and shortness of breath — through March 24. If any develop, stay at home and promptly call a healthcare provider or hospital prior to arriving so that the appropriate preventive measures can be put in place. 

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Wayne County Public Health Division monitoring residents with presumptive-positive results, their current health status, and current symptoms.  These cases are urged to self-isolate for the safety of the general public.  

Wayne County has also launched a public awareness campaign emphasizing prevention steps and information for older adults in our Senior Services Division Meals on Wheels Home Delivery program and casting a wide net to all community and faith-based organizations.

The campaign offers two information lines for residents, 734-287-7870, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 2-1-1 for information 24-hour, 7-days a week. Wayne County residents are also encouraged visit the COVID-19 information page at