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ALPENA — Visitors to three stores in Alpena County should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, after public health officials today announced the stores are potential sites of exposure.

Those who were at Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 12 and 7 to 9 a.m. on Wednesday, at Meijer from 7 to 8 a.m. on Monday, or Gordon Food Service at all on Tuesday should monitor themselves, District Health Department No. 4 said in a news release. The exact time COVID-19 exposure may have happened at Gordon Food Service hasn’t been determined.

Individuals who were at the stores during those times should monitor for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

If you do not develop symptoms within 14 days of those dates, there is nothing to be done, health officials said. Those who develop symptoms within 14 days should contact their doctor and consider COVID-19 testing.

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