BREAKING NEWS: Health Department Confirmed Two Case Of COVID-19 Of Patrons Of Chasers Bar and Grill At 2131 W. Franklin St. in Evansville. 

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Two Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Of Patrons Of Chasers Bar and Grill At 2131 W. Franklin St. in Evansville.

PRESS RELEASE-SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Vanderburgh County Health Department

Evansville, IN 

The Vanderburgh County Health Department, along with the Gibson and Posey County Health Departments have identified two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in patrons of Chasers Bar and Grill at 2131 W. Franklin St. in Evansville. 

On 09/12/2020, two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified through local testing. The local health departments began their process of interviewing the confirmed cases to identify close contacts and locations of exposure during the infectious period. It was identified that the infectious individuals were at Chasers Bar and Grill from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. on the evening of September 11, 2020. The individuals were not wearing face coverings or social distancing during this time at the establishment resulting in exposure to staff and other patrons.  

All staff and patrons of Chasers Bar and Grill that were present on the evening of 09/11/2020 from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny/congested nose, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you begin to feel ill, stay home except to seek medical attention, and separate yourself from others. Sick individuals should call ahead before visiting a health care provider or emergency room to notify them of possible exposure to COVID-19 and any symptoms. Testing is available at both local hospitals and through the Indiana State Department of Health.  

The Vanderburgh County Health Department along with local health systems has been working diligently to respond to this public health threat. Aggressive efforts have been put in place to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 through testing, case investigation and contact tracing. To mitigate the spread of the virus, all individuals should stay home if sick, wear a fabric face covering when in public, practice social distancing of at least 6 feet or more and practice frequent hand hygiene.    

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be contacting the management of Chasers Bar and Grill with the concerns of exposure and that the establishment was not in compliance with Governor Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-37 requiring every individual with the State of Indiana to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth when inside a business, public building, or other indoor places open to the public. 

FOOTNOTE:  This Press Release was sent to the City-County Observer by the Vanderburgh County Health Department and was posted without bias or editing.

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