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18 sickened by COVID-19 outbreak at Clark County bar

Patrons of Orchards Tap Bar and Grill advised to seek testing

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Patrons of Orchards Tap Bar and Grill are being advised to immediately seek testing for COVID-19 after an outbreak of at least 18 confirmed cases among employees and customers.

Clark County Public Health issued the advisory Friday afternoon for anyone who frequented Orchards Tap, 10514 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., between June 19 and June 25.

“Given the number of customers who have tested positive, we’re concerned others may be at risk of getting sick,” said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer and Public Health director. “We want everyone at risk to get tested so we can isolate those who are contagious and quarantine all of their close contacts as quickly as possible. These steps are necessary to prevent the virus from spreading further.”

So far, 14 customers and four employees have tested positive.

Public Health began its outbreak investigation on Monday, after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The most recent case that has been linked to the facility was reported to Public Health on Thursday.

Orchards Tap voluntarily closed on June 25 and remains closed, according to Public Health.

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