PUT-IN-BAY, Ohio – Officials from the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Ottawa County Health Department say several people who recently visited bars and restaurants in Put-in-Bay have been positive for the coronavirus COVID-19.
WTVG Channel 13 reports that at least seven people have tested positive. Six people come from Lucas County and one from Ottawa County, reports Sandusky. All the people visited Put-in-Bay between June 17th and 21st.
The Port Clinton News Herald reports that people who have proven positive have visited the Commodore Hotel, Mr. Ed̵
“The virus can spread when people are close to each other and don’t wear face liners,” said Nancy Osborn, Ottawa County Health Commissioner, in a News Herald news release. “The public must understand the importance of personal responsibility and take fundamental measures to protect themselves and others from the unnecessary transmission of COVID-19.”
Osborn informs the Registry that his department has received reports that companies do not use due diligence to keep social distances between customers.
“They assured us that they will change their practices,” said Osborn. “We are monitoring what their practices are.”
Put-in-Bay Mayor Jessica Dress has released a statement stating that most companies have met state requirements, including employees wearing masks, limiting capacity and implementing “the highest level of cleanliness standards “.
“We ask visitors to help us do the same,” said Dress. “Being one of Ohio’s only regular summer destinations open to business, we have seen a record number of people on the island and we want to continue serving them all in the safest way possible.”