Washtenaw County health officials are alerting the public to possible exposure to COVID-19 at two Ann Arbor restaurants after 13 cases were linked to the commercials this month.

Those who visited the Brown Jug at 1204 S. University Ave. October 1 to 3 and October 6 or the Chapala Mexican Restaurant at 211 N. Main on October 1 should “monitor themselves for symptoms, stay away from others. as much as possible for 14 days after the last visit to one of the two factories and look for the COVID-19 test, ”the county health department said in a statement Monday.

The Brown Jug restaurant in Ann Arbor (Photo: Paul Sancya, AP)

“In most situations, we can contact people exposed to COVID-19 directly,” said Jimena Loveluck, a health officer for Washtenaw County. “Unfortunately, with the number of positive cases reporting visiting each of these establishments at busy times, there is the potential for widespread public exposure.”

As of Monday, Washtenaw County has reported 3,654 confirmed cases of COVID-19, health officials said. In the two weeks ending 7 October, 80% of cases were reported in residents aged 18 to 22.

To prevent the spread of the virus, the Washtenaw County Department of Health has issued emergency orders calling for small social gatherings in campus areas and strengthening prevention measures.

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, which state health officials list among the schools that have had coronavirus outbreaks.

Michigan has recorded 26 new COVID-19 outbreaks in schools and universities in the past week, affecting at least 124 people, according to data from the state Department of Health and Human Services.

Read or share this story: https://www.drestenews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/12/13-covid-19-cases-linked-2-ann-arbor-restaurants/5975457002/