The latest statement from the La Crosse County Health Department has me wondering if residents in Olmsted County are fully informed about exposure to Covid-19.

On June 15th, the La Crosse County Health Department issued the following statement on their Facebook page:

If you visited any of the following between June 5 and 7, you have may have been exposed to COVID-19. Please complete this form so our department can contact you and direct you on next steps to take: https://forms.gle/fqfBPUzW2jo3crfi9

Blue Moon, Onalaska
The Library (Bar), La Crosse
Legends and the Twisted Moose, La Crosse
Pettibone Beach, La Crosse
The Crow, La Crosse
Brothers, La Crosse
Broncos, La Crosse

This public notification is ONLY for the establishments listed above at this time.

A public notification is necessary when there is a current, actionable risk to the public and we do not know who all the close contacts may have been through disease investigation and contact tracing, and we see many unconnected positive COVID-19 cases associated with a business.

Do you think we should see a similar public notification for businesses and companies in our county?  Honestly, I appreciate the upfront information and the knowledge of where and when I could have possibly been exposed to Covid-19.  I wasn't at the locations listed but I was in the La Crosse area in the time frame listed.  I also recently had a few family members who ate at the Culver's location in Rochester that closed suddenly without a reason other than their statement on their answering machine that said, "our genuine care for our guests extends beyond the four walls of our restaurant and into the communities we serve."  A few days later, the community found out that an employee tested positive for Covid-19.  No dates of when the exposure could have happened were given and this has left me feeling uneasy with returning to restaurants.  I'm all about supporting local and helping the restaurants but I also expect transparency when it comes to my safety and my family members that are high-risk.

On a scale of 1 - 10, how comfortable are you with eating at restaurants again? 10 being, I'm perfectly fine with eating out.  1 being, I've got some hesitation and will wait a bit longer to dine in.  I'd love to know how you are feeling!  Let me know by sending me a message over on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or DM me on Instagram.

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