The Washington County Health Department released a statement Friday afternoon that while more tests have been conducted, there are no new reported coronavirus cases at this time.
The report from the department stated that there have been 257 negative results reported. The summary of the county’s sixteen (16) confirmed cases are:
14 released from isolation
Administrator Elizabeth Lehde advised residents to: “Continue following the stay-at-home orders and practice social distancing when out in public. Continue washing your hands frequently. Avoid group gatherings and events. It is CRITICAL to adhere to isolation and quarantine orders to reduce the spread of this virus. This virus can be passed before symptoms start and from those who have no symptoms at all.”
Those contacted by the health department should return calls quickly. The health department is working hard to identify those at risk and to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These tracking practices help public health officials determine when, where, how, and who is most at risk of transmitting and contracting Coronavirus. As we move forward in resuming activities, this information will be more important than ever to understand what will be safe to do and what puts us most at risk.
For testing, contact your healthcare provider or find where open testing sites are locally at https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/testing-sites