Brown County reports two COVID-19 cases

The Brillion News

BROWN COUNTY — Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department and Oneida Community Health Services announced Thursday, March 19, that the county has confirmed a second case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brown County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Brown County to two.

The county's three health departments are actively monitoring the progression of this outbreak in Brown County.

If someone has been exposed, Public Health will directly contact that individual. Due to Federal HIPAA laws we cannot disclose any detailed information regarding an individual who tests positive for COVID-19.

Public Health will release general information to the public as it becomes available. Local agencies are working with state and federal partners to act quickly and effectively when people show symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around individuals who have been infected with COVID-19.

The best way to slow the spread of the virus is social distancing. Brown County residents can continue to follow simple steps to avoid getting sick:

· Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water

· Do not leave your home unless it is essential

· Practice social distancing

· Cover coughs and sneezes

· Stay home when you are sick

For the latest information about COVID-19 in Brown County, please visit: www.stayhealthybc.com

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