Latest COVID-19 Cases in Isolation

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The two latest Sheridan County COVID-19 patients were at their homes in isolation on Sunday.

The Sheridan County Incident Management Team reports the two are doing well and are being monitored by Sheridan County Health. Anyone determined to be an at-risk close contact of the two have been directed to stay home in isolation and are also being monitored by Sheridan County Public Health.

Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter said he understands families may need to venture out to get groceries or other essential household items, but he asks that only one member of the household enter stores, to reduce the risk of exposure and help keep store crowds to a minimum.

Dr. Hunter asks that people not become complacent and that they help do their part by staying home if they’re sick and continue to practice social distancing.

He asks those who travel outside the community, whether for spring break, work or other reasons, strongly consider a period of self-quarantine after returning to the Sheridan area. This includes those who return to the Sheridan area after wintering in other parts of the country.

Average incubation period for the novel coronavirus is five days, but the virus can appear from two to 14 days, meaning that someone may not develop symptoms for 14 days after contracting the virus.



3 Comments

  1. “Sheridan County Health Officer Dr. Ian Hunter said he understands families may need to venture out to get groceries or other essential household items, but he asks that only one member of the household enter stores, to reduce the risk of exposure and help keep store crowds to a minimum.“

    People are not doing this. I did the shopping for my family yesterday and not only were people completely ignoring the guidelines with regard to distancing, they were shopping with their whole families. I think maybe many people are so overwhelmed with the gravity of this that they are unable to comprehend that it will get worse here. It’s either that or people just don’t care about others. I hope it’s e former and I hope it changes, and soon. It will get worse.

    • You are correct, sir. Our president and governor asked us to stay home to slow the spread. I’m doing exactly that, not only for me, but for my friends and neighbors. Those venturing away from home are potentially spreading this virus. Since this virus is spread by human contact, the less contact we all have, the sooner this virus dies out.

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