Vernon County Health Department has confirmed 5 new positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing our total confirmed cases to 26. Two of these cases are asymptomatic and 3 are symptomatic. All cases are isolated at home. 4 of today’s cases are household contacts to a previous known positive and 1 is related to an out of county outbreak. The families of these cases are quarantined at home per CDC guidelines.
The case investigation and contact tracing has been completed. The Vernon County Health Dept staff has contacted anyone who has been listed as a close contact to the positive cases. Those contacts will be quarantined at home.
Please continue to monitor your health. If you develop any symptoms contact your primary care provider or urgent care for further evaluation and testing. Symptoms include:
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle aches
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
Individuals should continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth). It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease.
CALL before going to a clinic, urgent care, or ER if you feel you need to be evaluated
Close Contact means: 6 ft or less for 15 minutes or more with a positive case