Possible COVID-19 exposures at Whiskey Barrel Saloon in Rock Falls

The Whiteside County Health Department says a person who wasn’t showing COVID-19 symptoms, but tested positive may have exposed people at the Whiskey Barrel Saloon in Rock Falls.

Whiskey Barrel released a statement on Facebook on Tuesday announcing it’s working closely with the Whiteside County Health Department. According to their news release, the exposures occurred after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8th and Thursday, July 9th at the Whiskey Barrel Saloon.

Whiteside County health officials said they believe there is minimal risk to the majority of customers. However, others may have had more direct and prolonged contact and be at higher risk for developing or spreading COVID-19.

The Whiteside County Health Department and Whiskey Barrel advise everyone who visited the saloon during those times to take “special care” to monitor themselves for any symptoms of COVID-19. Health officials also ask you to reach out to the Whiteside County Health Department at 815-626-2230 at extension 1216.

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