Crawford County confirms first positive case of COVID-19

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) – Today Crawford County Public Health confirmed its first positive case of COVID-19 in the county.

The case is an individual between the ages of 41 and 60. The person is believed to have been infected through community spread due to not having contact with a positive case or doing any traveling. The person is isolated at home.

Crawford County Public Health is aggressively monitoring the outbreak and investigating potential cases and contacts in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). These actions include:

  • Identifying and contacting anyone who has been in close contact with a person who has COVID-19. These people are asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms
  • Determining when a person can be released from isolation
  • Providing guidance to clinicians regarding testing
  • Preparing Crawford County for community spread of COVID-19

Here is a copy of Crawford County Health Officer, Cindy Riniker’s news release: 1st Positive Press Release

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