Updated COVID-19 Information from Weston County Public Health

Local News March 26, 2020

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Updated COVID-19 Information from Weston County Public Health

NEWCASTLE   –    As of 1:00 p.m. on Thrusday, March 26, 2020 we have no positive cases of coronavirus in Weston County. Please continue to maintain social distancing and wash your hands.

In the coming days, with more COVID-19 testing in our community taking place, we need to expect that we will have a positive result at some time.

Here is a look at what public health’s protocol will look like:

Regardless of what lab receives your test, (state, commercial or federal). The lab will report to the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) as it is a reportable disease. The WDH will notify our office of positives.

At that time, we will begin our work notifying those who are positive and identify contacts of the individuals.

People who test positive will be placed on isolation until follow up testing results are negative.

People who are known contacts of the individual will also be placed on quarantine for 14 days. If they exhibit symptoms during this time, they will be seen by their health care provider for testing.

If those test results are positive, the individual will be placed in isolation as well.

Public Health with monitor all individuals by telehealth or by phone to assess their status and redirect their care as necessary.

Unless you are notified that you are known positive or a contact of the positive individual you will continue to follow the social distancing and hand-washing guidelines.

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