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Dart players may have been exposed to COVID at La Crosse Center tournament



Dart players who attended a Stansfield tournament in La Crosse last weekend may have been exposed to COVID-19 from an out-of-town player who had tested positive for the virus. 

The county health department is asking everyone who attended the dart tourney at the La Crosse Center on Friday, May 7th to monitor themselves for COVID symptoms. 

The department says an infected player from Juneau County was supposed to be in isolation, but traveled to La Crosse anyway to compete in the tournament. 

That player also visited some local businesses while in La Crosse. 

The La Crosse County health department issued this message on Tuesday:

The Juneau County Health Department has reason to believe a Juneau County resident who was known to be positive with COVID-19 broke isolation and attended the Stansfield Dart Tournament at the La Crosse Center over the weekend. This individual attended the event and business establishments surrounding the venue during their infectious period.

The Juneau County and La Crosse County Health Department, the La Crosse Center, and event organizers have been in contact related to the exposure and are working together to follow up. We thank the organizers of this event as well as the event venue for their continued cooperation.

If you attended the Stansfield Dart Tournament at the La Crosse Center on Friday, May 7, 2021, you may have been exposed to COVID-19. The Health Departments are asking all attendees to closely monitor symptoms and to call to speak with a public health nurse if you know you were exposed directly. La Crosse County Health Department can be reached at 608-785-9872 and Juneau County Health Department can be reached at 608-847-9373. Large events in La Crosse County are reminded to submit a safety plan at lacrossecounty.org/covid19 while planning their event. We must work together to prevent the continued spread in Wisconsin.

If you are experiencing any symptoms (headache, fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, fever, digestive discomfort), please contact your healthcare provider, seek a COVID-19 test, and stay home.
COVID-19 can spread from person to person. To stop the spread of illness, it is important to:
? Practice social distancing and keep six feet of distance between you and non-household members.
? Wear a cloth face-covering while in public.
? Stay home when sick.
? Get vaccinated. Everyone over the age of 16 is eligible. Call your healthcare provider or visit vaccinefinder.org

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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