Vernon County Health Department to no longer issue releases for each positive COVID-19 case

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Vernon County Health Department announced in a social media post Monday that they "will no longer be making individual press releases related to positive COVID-19 cases unless we determine there is a risk for community exposure. This decision was made due to the amount of time each case investigation and contact tracing takes along with the other duties of our office. We will make weekly updates on Monday morning."

The department has determined possible low risk community exposure related to a recent positive COVID-19 case at Country Side Animal Hospital on the following dates/times:

July 9 7:30 a.m. to noon.

July 10 7:30 a.m. to noon.

July 11 7:30 a.m. to noon.

Close contacts have been notified related to this case. 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:

Cough

Fever

Shortness of breath

Chills

Muscle aches

Sore throat

New loss of taste or smell

Individuals should continue to practice social distancing, when social distancing cannot be maintained wear a mask or face covering to take additional precautions. Always remember to 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 15 minutes or more with a positive case.