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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 26: A man drinks a pint of beer on November 26, 2004 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Scottish Executive has announced a major campaign designed to call time on the binge drinking culture which creates bad health and anti social behaviour. It is estimated that drink related problems cost the people of Scotland over GBP1bn a year. Glasgow City Council has already banned "happy hours" where cut price drinks can be bought at specific times. (Photo illustration by Chris Furlong/Getty Images)

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.