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.