ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Olmsted County Public Health officials are recommending individuals get tested after seeing a continued increase in positive cases in the community.
A number of COVID-19 cases have been linked to the downtown area of Rochester in the past three weeks, according to a news release from Olmsted County Public Health.
Olmsted County Public Health Director Graham Briggs said in a news conference on Thursday that more than 25 COVID-19 cases have been linked to social settings in downtown Rochester.
Public health officials said people may have been exposed to COVID-19 if they spent time in downtown Rochester bars between June 26 and July 7 where customers or staff were not following social distancing guidelines or wearing masks. Olmsted County Health is recommending that individuals contact their provider's COVID-19 triage line to see if they should get tested.
Health officials recommended contacting the following phone numbers:
Mayo COVID-19 Nurse Line at 507-293-9525
Olmsted Medical Center COVID-19 nurse line at 507-292-7266
If you do not have a provider, contact 507-292-7266
Health officials also recommended that members of the community continue to adhere to safety guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes washing your hands, covering your cough or sneeze, not touching your face, saying home when you feel sick, staying six feet apart and wearing a face covering or mask in indoor public spaces.