This is not good.
A few weeks ago, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery hosted their annual Mecktoberfest celebration. I have to admit, I was a bit surprised that this was still happening, and even heard my friends say the weekend of the event that the brewery was so packed, they had to turn people away.
Now we’re finding out that event might have been a hotspot for COVID.
Public Health Director, Gibbie Harris, is asking those who attended Olde Meckleburg Brewery’s annual Mecktoberfest celebration to consider getting tested for COVID-19.
So far, two coronavirus cases have been connected to the event so far. Videos from the event that day appear to show “very little social distancing, and very few masks” according to Charlotte Observer.
On the brewery’s website, they state that they are following all protocols and safety measures related to COVID-19. But while many businesses are claiming this, the stats are still not good, especially when it comes to bars.
Deputy Health Director Raynard Washington say that the county’s COVID-19 ambassadors found that 91% of restaurants complied with certain guidelines. But only 67% of bars earned passing marks.
Needless to say, coronavirus is still very real. As restrictions have begun to loosen up, please remember to wear your mask and be diligent about social distancing.