PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
From the Kittitas County Public Health Department:
Kittitas County, WA – 03/07/2020 – “New information to share with the public is:
• Three people employed at a local business were notified of close contact with patient.
• Symptomatic close contacts who have been tested will be required to stay home in isolation until test results are returned.
• Anyone who gets tested for COVID-19 will be required to isolate until results are returned.
• Frequently asked questions about symptoms and testing are available at www.doh.wa.gov. Informational sheets include the following:
o What to do if you have confirmed or suspected coronavirus disease.
o What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.
o What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
• As of today, KCPHD is not requiring or recommending any event cancelations or closures. However, organizations and individuals planning major events should be considering alternative plans.
“Information previously shared:
“Kittitas County is experiencing community spread.
“KCPHD has requested symptomatic family members of the patient to be tested for COVID-19.
Person employed at local business was notified of close contact with the patient.
Only close contacts will receive notification from KCPHD. If you are not notified, then we have no reason to believe you had contact with our patient.
“Patient is 67 year old, female, who is currently at home in isolation.
We have already isolated individuals that we know are close contacts to the patient.
We are contacting business and agencies in our county where the patient visited, while infectious.
The patient is active in different recreational clubs across different counties.
“Recommendations may change as the outbreak continues, so please continue to monitor our county website at www.co.kittitas.wa.us or our Facebook page. This is the final update for today.”