Shoppers at 3-day garage sale exposed to person with coronavirus symptoms, health officials say –

CHARLOTTE, MI – A person with novel coronavirus symptoms worked at a three-day garage sale in Eaton County, possibly exposing those who attended to COVID-19, health officials said.

The garage sale was from June 26-28 at 1748 W. Kalamo Highway, outside Charlotte, according to a news release from the Barry-Eaton District Department.

People who attended the garage sale are considered exposed to COVID-19 and they need to monitor themselves for symptoms, which include cough, fever, difficulty breathing, loss of smell or taste and fatigue, health officials said.

Those at the garage sale need to stay home as much as possible for 14 days after exposure and, If they do go out in public, wear a mask and wash their hands frequently, officials said.

If symptoms occur, people need to get tested for the coronavirus and talk to their healthcare provider, officials said. Testing sites can be found here.

Items bought at the garage sale also could be infectious, officials said, adding that people may want to sanitize items they purchased with disinfectant approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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