The Brillion News
GREEN BAY — Brown County Public Health, De Pere Health Department and Oneida Community Health Services announced on Monday, March 23, that we have a third confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Brown County. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Brown County to three.
Health officials said this individual was exposed while traveling and is currently isolated. Public Health officials have been in contact with the patient and have reached out to any individual who was directly exposed. Anyone who was exposed will be advised to isolate or quarantine as appropriate.
The 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, officials cannot disclose any detailed information regarding an individual who tests positive for COVID-19.
Public Health agencies will release general information to the public as it becomes available. Agencies are working with local, 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 health departments said they want everyone to know that 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
This is a rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information, visit the CDC’s website or the DHS website. For the latest information about COVID-19 in Brown County, please visit: www.stayhealthyBC.com