Thirteen people contracted COVID-19 after visiting two Ann Arbor restaurants earlier this month, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department.

The department issued a public health alert Monday afternoon, warning people that they might have been exposed to the novel coronavirus if they visited the Brown Jug on Oct. 1-3 or Oct. 6, or Chapala Mexican Restaurant on Oct. 1.

Health officials urge anyone who was at either the Brown Jug, 1204 S. University Ave., or Chapala Mexican Restaurant, 211 N. Main St., on those dates to monitor themselves for symptoms, stay away from others for 14 days and seek COVID-19 testing. After testing, people should continue avoiding contact with others while they await test results.

The Brown Jug is a bar-hopping staple for students at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, while Chapala Mexican Restaurant is a new spot. Both restaurants are located downtown. 

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