The Washington County Health Department said Friday that there have been no additional positive COVID-19 cases.
To date, there have been 119 negative coronavirus test results for residents. According to Administrator Elizabeth Lehde, the department also stated that two residents who had previously tested positive have completed their quarantine and were released from isolation this week. There are three residents who continue to be isolated.
“Surrounding counties are seeing increases in cases currently,” Lehde said. “Continue to follow social distancing guidance and limit errands to only those necessary. Continue good handwashing and stay away from others if you are sick. COVID has been shown to spread even before symptoms start and by those who have mild to no symptoms at all.”
Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders have been extended thru May 30 restricting activities and gatherings that involve people outside of a single household. As the weather gets nicer, following these guidelines become more difficult, but continues to be critical in reducing the spread of the virus.
“Starting May 1, it will be required that everyone, over the age of 2 and who can medically tolerate, wear a mask when out in public,” she said. “If you have not been doing so, start planning so that you can be ready on May 1.”