Authorities warn of COVID-19 exposure in Ironwood and northwest Wisconsin

Authorities warn of COVID-19 exposure in Ironwood and northwest Wisconsin

Baihly Warfield
Updated: March 27, 2020 09:10 PM

Health officials in Michigan's Upper Peninsula have released a list of locations a person who tested positive for COVID-19 visited. 


The virus can remain in the air for up to three hours and on some surfaces for days, according to infectious disease experts. 

People who visited these sites are at higher risk of contracting the novel coronavirus:

  • Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church after 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 14
    • 108 S Marquette Street, Ironwood, Michigan
  • Northwest Wisconsin Cancer Center on Wednesday, March 18
    • 1615 Maple Lane, Ashland, Wisconsin
  • Bad River Casino after 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18
    • 73370 US-2, Odanah, Wisconsin
  • Brite Spot Convenience Store after 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18
    • 109 Silver Street, Hurley, Wisconsin

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is warning people who visited those locations on those days that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19. Symptoms typically show up 2-14 days after exposure.

"Please notify your contacts of potential exposure," a press release said. 

If you begin experiencing symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath, you should call your healthcare provider or the Western UP Health Department at (906) 482-7382, extension 101. 

Because testing is limited, showing symptoms may not warrant testing. In most cases, people are asked to self-quarantine and recover at home.


Baihly Warfield

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