Trempealeau County confirms first positive case of COVID-19

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WHITEHALL, Wis. (WKBT) – The Trempealeau County Health Department confirms the first positive COVID-19 case in Trempealeau County, Wednesday, April 1.

“Our Public Health Team is prepared to respond to COVID-19 and continue our efforts to protect Trempealeau County residents,” said Barb Barczak, Director/Health Officer for the Trempealeau County Health Department. The Health Department will follow up with those individuals that the person came in contact with.

The health department urges residents to follow the following steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19;

  • Stay home. Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages. It’s important to stay home if you are ill.
  • Practice good hygiene.
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Eat a nutritious diet and get plenty of rest.

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets that are released when a sick (infected) person coughs, sneezes, or breathes. These droplets can remain in the air and on surfaces for an extended period of time.

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