COVID Cases Confirmed At Macomb County Red Robin; Patrons Urged To Watch For Symptoms

WWJ News
July 02, 2020 - 3:37 pm
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FILE - A general view of the Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews sign as photographed on March 20, 2020 in Carle Place, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

(WWJ) People who were at the restaurant recently are being urged to watch for symptoms after cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in employees at a Red Robin in Macomb County.

The Macomb County Health Department says three workers at the restaurant on Hall Road near Hayes in Clinton Township have tested positive for the coronavirus, and anyone who was there between June 18 and 22 should self monitor for signs and symptoms.

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The health department say the restaurant was closed on June 22 for deep cleaning and disinfecting. Employees who may have been exposed are required to produce a negative COVID-19 test result before they return to work. In addition, all employees are being screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms as they arrive for work.    

The restaurant remains closed for dine-in service, however there curbside pickup was available as of Thursday.

A worker at the restaurant says about 30 employees are in self-quarantine.  

"This situation provides an opportunity to remind business owners that they should call their local health department when they learn that an employee or customer has tested positive for COVID-19," said William Ridella, Director/Health Officer of the Macomb County Health Department. "This information will enhance our COVID-19 investigations and allow us to inform the public of any potential exposures."

The Michigan Department of Health and Services, meanwhile, reported a jump in COVID-19 cases in the state.The health department said it has confirmed 543 new cases, and 15 deaths — largest daily increase late May.

Statewide there have now been 64,675 confirmed cases and nearly 6,000 death since mid-March.

Health officials say people with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe and may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • 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

Anyone who is experiencing any of those symptoms, or who feelsthose symptoms may be developing, is encourgated to call a health care provider to ask about next steps and testing.

There is a COVID-19 testing site in Mount Clemens offered through the Health Department available for residents. The testing at this site is free, no prescription is needed and you need not have symptoms to be tested. To make an appointment for yourself and/or a group, call the Health Department 586-463-3750. More testing locations can be found at www.macombgov.org