Oneida County has first case of COVID-19
The Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has announced that one person in the county has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19. This individual is in their 20s with a known history of travel.
He or she is currently in isolation and according to a press release, has been “very compliant.” Health officials are working to determine how the person may have become infected and is contacting individuals with whom the patient had close contact.
OCHD director and health officer Linda Conlon is asking community members to follow Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home order and stay home as much as possible.
“With community spread of COVID-19 throughout the state of Wisconsin, it is very important that everyone take this seriously,” Conlon stated.
Symptoms of COVID‐19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. If you think you may have COVID‐19, you should call the clinic or hospital before going. Please do not call 911; this should be reserved for those needing critical emergency attention.
Stated in the press release from OCHD:
This is a rapidly evolving situation. This is what we know now, and information may change. To read the latest information about COVID-19 check the Oneida County Health Department website (oneidacountypublichealth.org) or Facebook page (facebook.com/OneidaCountyHealthDepartment/), the Department of Health Services (DHS) website (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/index.htm) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html).