Press Release

The Washburn County Health Department is alerting the public of potential COVID-19 exposure at the following Washburn County business for the following dates and times:

Spider Lake Saloon in Birchwood

  • Sunday 9/20 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Monday 9/21 from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9/22 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Washburn County Health Department and the Spider Lake Saloon Management are releasing this notification to ensure that any individuals who were at this establishment during the dates and times above can take steps to protect their health.

If you were at this location during the provided dates AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, stay home, do not go to work and contact a healthcare provider to be tested. Symptoms may develop 2-14 days after exposure, so please continue to monitor yourself. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or Runny nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information on COVID-19 Symptoms please visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid- 19/symptoms.htm

Please note that an establishment appearing on a public exposure notification does not necessarily mean the establishment did something wrong, nor does it mean that the establishment should be closed. The Spider Lake Saloon Management has voluntarily closed their establishment, temporarily, in order to ensure the health and safety of staff and customers.

If you are in a public place, you should expect to come into contact with COVID-19. It remains important to protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing masks, and staying home when you have any symptoms.

More COVID-19 information for Washburn County can be found at https://www.co.washburn.wi.us/news/public- health/Coronavirus-Outbreak. Questions can be emailed to health@co.washburn.wi.us or by phone to 715-635-4400.


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