Wayne County identifies first potential COVID-19 exposure site at movie theatre

Posted at 2:28 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 14:28:29-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Wayne County Public Health Division announced the county's first potential COVID-19 exposure site – AMC Fairlane 21 in Dearborn.

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Health officials are investigating a presumptive positive case where the person attended a movie on March 10.

The case is an adult female with no domestic or international travel history and no known contact with other presumptive positive cases of COVID-19. The person is currently isolated.

The potential exposure site happened between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 10 at AMC Fairlane 21 at 18900 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.

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According to the county, they are working with the business to identify customers who were in the theatre at the time.

There are currently 65 cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the state as of Tuesday, March 17. Of those, nine are in Wayne County.

For those who were at the theatre, the Wayne County Public Health Division recommends that you watch for symptoms of COVID-19 through March 24th. Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If any develop, stay at home and promptly call a healthcare provider or hospital prior to arriving so that the appropriate preventive measures can be put in place.

The campaign also offers two information lines for residents, 734-287-7870, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM or 2-1-1 for information 24-hour, 7-days a week.

Individuals can also find more information by visiting the COVID-19 information page at [].