After a resident of Lane County was diagnosed with measles earlier this month, public health officials began to give in to patient movements. Four businesses in the area have been identified as possible sites of exposure.
Troy Potter owns Bier Stein in Eugene. When he learned last week that a man with measles had spent four hours at his establishment (on October 21), Potter went into manager mode.
"Quickly made a list of everyone who worked that day. In the kitchen, in front of the house, all day and all night. So it was about 20 employees. "Potter said. "And I started texting, saying, 'Have you been immunized against measles?' "And I went through each of them, 1
A cleaning crew came in to repair taps and door handles. He says the county health department has given his business a clean bill of health.
Potter says he watched surveillance videos to see who was exposed to the unsuspecting measles client.
"This man was sitting with another man at the back of the restaurant. They were not around anyone else, "Potter says. "And with one bartender he had a relationship with, he was immunized. In fact, he had measles as a child when he received the vaccine, so he was double-immunized. ”
The three other measles locations in Lane County are Creswell Bakery, Blu Mist Restaurant & Bar and North Fork Public House. Two cases of measles entered Oregon through an international flight to Portland on October 12.
By the way, Potter says, when he called to check on the vaccination status of his staff, an employee had already made the trip to New York. Fortunately, she is immunized against measles, mumps and rubella.