Vernon County Health Department has confirmed another positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing our total confirmed cases to 18. This case is symptomatic and is currently hospitalized. The family of this case is quarantined at home per CDC guidelines.
Vernon County Health Dept staff is continuing contact tracing and are notifying anyone who has been listed as a close contact to the positive case. Those contacts will be quarantined at home.
There is potential community exposure related to this case. The exposure is low risk for transmission. The exposure is as follows:
MFA on Hickory St from approximately 9:30-9:45 am
Wal-Mart from approximately 10:00-10:20 am.
If you feel like you may have been exposed please monitor for signs or symptoms for 14 days. 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