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Bay Mills employee tests positive for COVID-19

The hotel will stay open

A Bay Mills Resort and Casino hotel employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

This is the first case reported at the hotel.

The hotel will stay open, and all employees will have the opportunity to be tested at Bay Mills Health Center on Tuesday, according to a press release issued by the company today.

“Risk guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control are being followed, as well as guidance from our local health authorities. Based on the information provided, the risk level to guests and employees remains the same as if you were out in the general public,” said BMIC Tribal Chairman Bryan Newland. “The employee was wearing a mask (as all BMRC employees are required) during their shift. All areas the employee came into contact with have been closed and will be sanitized.”

Current CDC guidelines define primary contact as any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. The employee’s primary contacts have been identified and will be contacted by CCHD. Primary contacts will be advised to isolate for 14 days.

As of today, Chippewa County Health Department reports a total of 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19.