PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
From the Kittitas County Public Health Department
Kittitas County, WA – 03/09/2020 – “The presumptive positive COVID-19 in Kittitas County is now a confirmed positive. The 67 year old female patient’s health status remains the same and continues to be in home isolation.
The Kittitas County Public Health Department continues to monitor and investigate COVID-19 in our county. As of this morning, the most recent update is below:
“As of this morning, KCPHD is not requiring or recommending any event cancelations or closures, although people should be prepared for that possibility. Please continue to watch for updates, since this can change quickly.
“All known potential close contacts have been notified. As the investigations continue, more potential contacts will be notified. KCPHD is coordinating with partners, including local healthcare response, Washington State Department of Health (DOH), and neighboring health jurisdictions.
Close contacts who require testing must stay home in isolation until test results are returned.
People who are concerned they may be ill with COVID-19 and require non emergent medical attention, can visit the Kittitas Valley Healthcare temporary clinic at 716 E Manitoba between 9am and 5pm or you can call at 509-933-8850.
Anyone who gets tested for COVID-19 will be required to isolate until results are returned.
“We want to clarify that presumptive positive testing, which is the initial screening test, is accurate. Having a presumptive positive test result confirmed is essentially a formality,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson. “We are monitoring social media and response from our community, so we know that there was confusion around testing. Our goal is to continue to communicate and maintain the trust we strive for in Kittitas County.”
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.”
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