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.
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