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WAUSAU – Kids who attended and participated in basketball games Sept. 18 at Tenth Street Park, 935 Jackson St., are being asked to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 after a participant tested positive.

“Many local youth” were present for about six hours and many participated in basketball games, the Marathon County Health Department said Saturday night in a news release. Prevention measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 were not used, the health department said.

“This type of gathering — including many people, over a long period of time, not using prevention measures — is contributing to the dramatic increases in cases being seen in our area,” said Judy Burrows, public information officer for the health department. “This is the kind of activity that contributes to community spread.”

Anyone who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested. Those symptoms include fever, cough, loss of taste or smell, shortness of