Members of the community are being asked to watch for COVID-19 symptoms.

Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to large local wedding

The Minnesota Department of Health and Southwest Health and Human Services are investigating a cluster of COVID-19 cases that were linked to a large wedding, reception and dance that took place on Aug. 22 at KB's Bar & Grill in Ghent.
Several of those in attendance at this event have symptoms and tested positive for COVID-19, but it is likely many more people were exposed and potentially could be infectious.
Due to the potential for a large number of people having been infected at this event, health officials from the two agencies are recommending strong measures to limit the spread of the virus as much as possible.
People who know they were in close contact with a wedding attendee who tested positive or who was exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days from their last contact with that person. If you don't whether or not you had close contact with that person, but you attended the wedding, reception or dance at KB's Bar & Grill that night, you should be very diligent about limiting interactions with people as much as possible during the 14-day period after the wedding, and be very conscientious about wearing a facemask and social distancing during that time.
Those who are concerned about their possible exposure are encouraged to get tested as soon as possible. Health officials are cautioning, however, that if contacts of known cases test negative before their 14-day quarantine period is up, they still need to quarantine the full 14 days.
If you develop symptoms, you should get tested. If you test positive for the virus, you will be asked to isolate for a period of time until you are no longer considered infectious.
During this time of community spread of COVID-19, health officials are urging everyone to practice social distancing from others, wear a facemask in public, cover your coughs and sneezes, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if you are ill.

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