Vernon County Health Department confirms eighth and ninth positive case of COVID-19
Vernon County Health Department has confirmed the eighth and ninth positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). These cases are in the same household and are related to work out of state. These individuals are in isolation at home.
Vernon County Health Department 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. There is no concern for community exposure with these cases.
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 and mouth).
Call before going to a clinic, urgent care, or ER if you feel you need to be evaluated
Close contact means six feet or less for 10 minutes or more with a positive case