Vernon County Health Department has confirmed the 13th positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This case is isolated at home. This case is related to exposure to a positive case out of state.
Vernon County Health Dept staff has identified and contacted any individual that may have come in close contact with the case which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness. Those contacts are also quarantined at home.
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.
As our community is reopening, it is important that we interact with our environment carefully. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, then that person needs to stay home. Symptoms include:
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle aches
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
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