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Third and fourth COVID-19 cases found in Klickitat County

 

March 18, 2020



Saturday afternoon, March 21, in Unified Command with the Klickitat County Public Health Department confirmed the third and fourth cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Both cases are a potential for community spread in the central region of Klickitat County.

If you display symptoms of Covid-19, including fever of 100.4+, cough, or shortness of breath, please contact your healthcare provider or the KVH Nurse Helpline below. The Klickitat County Emergency Operations Center along with the Klickitat County Health Department is working with the Washington State Department of Health, Local Medical Providers, and Emergency Management to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the confirmed cases. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms. Resources available within Klickitat County include the Skyline Hospital screening tool available on their website at https://myskylinehealth.org/ and the KVH Nurse Helpline which is currently operating, they can be reached by calling 773-4029.

How can people protect themselves and others?

The most important thing you can do is maintain your social distancing. Social distancing means remaining out of group settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining 6 feet or more from others if possible. Stay home if you have any one of the following symptoms: a temperature of 100.4 degrees F (or greater) or a cough or shortness of breath. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid close contact (6 feet) with people who are sick. Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces around your house and business.

 

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