Crawford County Health Department issues public notification for possible COVID-19 exposure

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (WKBT)– The Crawford County Public Health Department is warning customers of a Prairie du Chien business that they may have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case.

If you visited The Crooked Oar during the following dates and times, you may have potentially been exposed:

  • July 25 – 1:00 p.m. until closing
  • July 26 – 1:00 p.m. until closing
  • July 27 – 5:00 p.m. until closing
  • July 30 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Amended)

According to a Facebook page post from the Crooked Oar, the owners were notified Saturday that one of its employees had tested positive. The bar, restaurant and marina will close its doors for the next seven to 10 days.

“We love our staff and our customers and are trying to do what is best. This is a voluntary effort but we feel strongly that it is the right thing to do,” the Facebook post said.

It added that the employee has not been at work since July 30.

Anyone who was at the business during the specified time periods is asked to self-monitor and contact your healthcare provider to get tested if you develop any symptoms through August 13. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, abdominal pain, chills, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of smell and/or taste.

“This notice is not saying that this business did anything wrong,” said Cindy Riniker, a Health Officer, in a statement, “But is to inform the public of where and when the public may have had potential contact with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19.  We are working closely with The Crooked Oar to assure the safety and wellness of all their staff and customers.”