NETCHD working with bar after patron tests for COVID-19

| July 29, 2020 1:00 AM

COLVILLE — Northeast Tri County Health District received confirmation Friday that a person who had visited Cahoots Bar, 198 E. Second Ave., Colville, had tested positive for COVID-19.

The health district determined that the person was at the bar on July 18 between the hours of 6-10:30 p.m. During that time the individual was symptomatic with COVID-19 symptoms, including cough, and had extensive interaction with other patrons. This interaction occurred before the individual was tested and informed of test results.

Northeast Tri-County Health District is working with Cahoots Bar officials to ensure proper protocols be adhered to and safeguards put in place.

The health district is advising patrons that visited the establishment during these defined times to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever, shortness of breath, body ache, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste or smell, or sore throat. If symptoms develop, individuals should consult with their primary care provider for further recommendations regarding testing.

Anyone who is sick is advised to stay home, and all residents are encouraged to be diligent about wearing a mask around others outside your household, practice social distancing, minimize social interactions with others, including gatherings, and to wash hands frequently.

Northeast Tri County Health District is working with Cahoots to ensure proper protocols be adhered to and safeguards put in place.

It remains critical that food and drinking establishments operating in Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan adhere to the guidelines outlined in the plan, health district officials said.

Information: netchd.org