County Board Warned Of Potential Virus Exposure

County officials and members of the public who were in attendance at the last Washington County Board meeting were notified of potential exposure of the COVID-19 virus, according to an email sent out on Saturday, July 18.

The email states that an individual who tested positive was present at the County Board meeting at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday, July 14. The person is considered to be “potentially contagious” at the time of the meeting.

The Health Department will be in touch with those who are identified as close contacts to this individual. A close contact is someone who has been within six feet for more than 15 minutes.

All those present at the meeting have been recommended to watch the signs and symptoms of illness, including headaches, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever, chills, muscle aches, sudden loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea. Symptoms may show up between two and 14 days after exposure.

Those at the meeting have also received recommendations to quarantine and limit activity until July 28.

Anyone with any questions may contact the Washington County Health Department.

The Nashville News will continue to follow this story and post updates as more information is released.

5 Comments

  1. Anonymous on July 21, 2020 at 10:09 am

    That’s what so bad about this virus. You can have it and not know it. The symptoms can be so mild or could just as well be other things. You can spread the virus 2 days before you even come down with symptoms. For some people, it may not be a serious health issue. But you don’t know who those people are. Maybe they have a spouse. or a coworker, who is diabetic, or a child who has asthma. Or a parent who has COPD, or heart issues. Not all people with lung issues walk around with oxygen tanks. For them, getting this virus is could be very serious or even deadly.
    Please wear masks. It may not be perfect but it can help.

  2. Anonymous on July 19, 2020 at 7:41 pm

    It’s not as dangerous as the flu,don’t get your panties in an uproar 😱

    • Anonymous on July 19, 2020 at 8:11 pm

      It is 10X more deadly than the flu, and appears to leave far more damage to the body in the long run.

  3. Anonymous on July 19, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Why would anyone attend the meeting if they know they were infected?
    This person should have criminal charges brought on them!!
    And everyone should know who it is to protect themselves!!!!!

    • Anonymous on July 19, 2020 at 4:42 pm

      He didn’t know he had it then! And everyone knows who it is, he told everyone as soon as he found out. Check your facts before you post stupid shit!

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