Public Health: Attendees of 2-day party in Miamisburg at risk for COVID-19

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MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is investigating a two-day party held in Miamisburg at two separate locations that had an estimated 50 people in attendance.

During those two days, July 11 and 12, students and guests were at a pool party as well as an indoor party and sleepover at two separate locations. Dozens of students and others attended, including many from Miamisburg High School and surrounding districts.

“It just goes to show it’s here,” said Kay Greer, whose grandchildren attend Miamisburg City Schools. “It’s here in our little town. And it does spread easily.”

According to Dan Suffoletto, spokesperson for Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, one student who attended tested positive for COVID-19 days later. The person did not know he or she had the virus at the time of the party but was likely contagious, Suffoletto said.

“This is a perfect example of why you don’t want to have large gatherings like that,” Suffoletto said.

Partygoers are asked to contact Public Health, as the department is unable to acquire contact information for all the individuals at the party.

“We don’t know who was at the party,” Suffoletto said. “We’ve been able to get in contact with some of the people, but some of the people are unknown.”

It’s not clear if anyone at the party was wearing masks or practicing social distancing, Suffoletto said.

Suffoletto told 2 NEWS as COVID-19 cases continue to rise among young people, more of them need to take the virus seriously.

“Even if it doesn’t affect you personally, it may affect your family, your loved ones, your friends,” he said.

If you or anyone you know was at the party, you are asked to call Public Health at 937-818-6715 to discuss your risk level with Public Health. Attendees are also being asked to monitor themselves for symptoms and to contact their health care provider should symptoms develop.

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