Eighth COVID-19 case in Oneida County
Star Journal Report
One of the individuals tested last week at one of the National Guard Community Testing events in Oneida County has tested positive for COVID-19. Oneida County Health Department Director Linda Conlon confirmed the individual is in their 30s and has no history of travel and no known contact with someone who has previously tested positive for the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The person has been self-isolating.
County health officials are working to determine how the individual may have become infected and are contacting others with whom the person had close contact.
Conlon is advising the community to protect themselves and those around them.
“Now is not the time to become complacent,” Conlon said. “We must continue to to have resolve and think of our friends and neighbors as we help keep our community strong and healthy.
Forest County has 22 confirmed cases of COVID-19, all linked to the current public health investigation at The Bay at Nu-Rock Health and Rehabilitation Center in Laona. One person has died.
The following guidelines remain in place:
• Frequently and thoroughly wash hands with soap and water
• Cover coughs and sneezes
• Avoid touching your face
• Stay home when sick
• Practice physical/social distancing
• Avoid large gatherings and crowds
• Utilize cloth face coverings when physical/social distancing is difficult to do
People with confirmed infections have a range of symptoms, from little to no symptoms to people being severely sick and dying.
Symptoms may include:
• Shortness of breath
• Sore throat
• Body or muscle aches
• Loss of smell
• Loss of taste
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to find out if you should be tested.