A Calhoun County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 visited LMR Bar & Billiard while infected

PORT LAVACA, Texas— On June 6, 2020, Calhoun County reports possible exposures to COVID-19. Calhoun County was notified that an individual who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, visited a local business in Calhoun County while infectious.

It is possible that individuals who visited the following location at the date and time listed may have been exposed:
• Monday, June 1st, 5pm-3am: LMR Bar & Billiard, 224 N. Commerce St. Port Lavaca, Texas 77979

Anyone who visited this location at the specified time should self-identify by going to the Texas Health Trace website by clicking here and filling out the COVID-19 Self-Checker introduction page.

Answer “yes” to the following question, “In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact with someone with COVID-19?”. Answer all of the questions and click “Next”, and the website will give you instructions on what to do next based on your answers.

If you believe you have been exposed, monitor yourself closely for symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath for 14 days after the exposure, which would be until June 15th. If you experience any of these symptoms and do not need urgent medical attention, isolate at home, and contact your healthcare provider.

There are things everyone can do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then wash your hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Minimizing exposure is especially important for people who are 65 or older or who have an underlying health condition like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or cancer. People in those groups have a higher risk of developing a severe disease if they do get COVID-19, and the safest thing for them during an outbreak will be to stay home as much as possible and minimize close contact with other people.

To get ready, they should talk to their doctor about getting additional prescription medications and have enough household items and groceries on hand to stay home as needed.

The public can find up-to-date coronavirus information here. If you have questions about COVID-19, call 2-1-1.

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