COVID-19: No. 18 in Oneida County
Oneida County Health Department (OCHD) has received notification an eighteenth person has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This person is in their 20s and has a history of travel outside the community. The individual is self-isolated and no significant risks of exposure to the general public related to this person have been identified. County health officials are contacting others with whom the person has had close contact.
Oneida County Health Department Director/Health Officer Linda Conlon says community members shouldcontinue to
protect themselves and those around them.
“Now is not the time to become complacent. We must continue to have resolve and think of our friends and neighbors as we help keep our community strong and healthy,” Conlon added. In addition, people should continue to:
• 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
If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for
COVID-19, please contact your medical provider to be tested.
While this virus predominantly affects our vulnerable population more acutely, no one is immune from developing
serious, even life threatening complications. Please protect others by protecting yourself.
OCHD is keeping track of this outbreak. We are working with our local, state, and federal partners to deal quickly and
effectively when people have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around people who have been diagnosed with the
coronavirus to make sure our community remains safe and healthy.
In an effort to keep community members up to date on COVID-19, OCHD will continue to update our Facebook page
daily, Monday-Friday, with current COVID-19 case counts. This will include the number of individuals tested in Oneida
County, negative test results, pending test results, as well as any additional positive test results.
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