KC’s Marina Pointe, Xcess Night Club experiences COVID-19 exposures

Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:03 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2020 at 10:04 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Vanderburgh County Health Department says they have confirmed a person with COVID-19 was at KC’s Marina Pointe for an extended period of time on Saturday, June 20.

Officials say the person was not wearing a face covering or social distancing during that time, exposing staff and patrons.

“When you’re in bigger gathering, including bars, most times you’re kind of standing next to folks you have no idea what their names are and you could be easily exposed,” Lynn Herr with the Vanderburgh County Health Department said.

Health officials say all staff and patrons of KC’s Marina Pointe that were present on the evening of June 20 should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny/congested nose, fatigue, muscle/body aches, headache, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

If people begin to feel ill, stay home except to seek medical attention, and separate yourself from other people.

Testing is available at both local hospitals.

Officials with the Vanderburgh County Health Department say they contacted the management of KC’s Marina Pointe with the concerns of exposure and complaints that they were not in compliance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-32 10 (A) (iii) requiring all employees and staff to wear face coverings when in operation and while servicing customers.

They say the owner voluntarily closed both of their facilities for deep cleaning on Thursday. They are now back open.

Officials say face coverings will now be worn at both KC’s Marina Pointe and KC’s Time Out Lounge and Grill.

County health officials say there is also a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the Xcess Night Club on South Fulton Avenue. They say one of the club’s employee has tested positive.

Officials say the employee was working at Xcess during the evenings of June 20 and June 22.

They say the person was not wearing a face covering or social distancing.

Vanderburgh County Health Officials say they will be contacting the management to notify them they were also not in compliance with Gov. Holcomb’s Executive Order.

“There was an increase in exposure,” Herr said. “It’s not like that person was just in and out of the bar - they’re there for hours.”

Health officials believe many people could have been exposed to the virus at both locations, but say local testing facilities could handle an influx of testing requests if needed.

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