Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Vernon County

Friday, May 15, 2020

The Vernon County Health Department has confirmed the fifth positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This resident is under quarantine at home. This case is related to exposure to a positive case out of state.

According to a press release from the health department, "This case is asymptomatic. 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."

"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)."

"As always, if you are having symptoms and feel you need to be evaluated, call your primary care provider or local urgent care."

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.

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