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What should you do if a business you went to has a COVID-19 positive case?

Before you panic, consider how responsible you were during your visit.

TOLEDO, Ohio — A number of local businesses have come forward saying employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past few weeks.

While we all assume the risk of exposure when going in public, it may put you on edge, especially if you were a recent visitor. But before you panic, consider how responsible you were during your visit.

"If you were in a restaurant where you may have heard of a staff member who tested positive, and if everyone did their best to maintain those best practice measures, the risk is very minimal," said Dr. Brian Kaminski, a ProMedica emergency room doctor.

Regardless there are still a few questions you should consider:

When did you go? Were you in close contact with those who tested positive? Who else did you go with? 

Being honest with yourself is important, if you were not practicing good distancing, self-quarantine is necessary.

"If you're within 6 feet, you're not wearing a mask, you're not using good hand hygiene, those are the things that create the risk," said Dr. Kaminski.

Dr. Kaminski also applauded restaurants who are coming forward with information, for being transparent, honest and helping slow the spread. 

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