3-23-20 first two cases of covid-19 in dodge county, two more cases in fdl county

Dodge County has recorded it’s first two confirmed cases of the coronavirus.   Dodge County Public Health Officer Abby Sauer says two people tested positive for COVID-19 and are being isolated in their homes.   Sauer says they will remain at home until authorized by Public Health to return to normal activities.   Health officials are conducting a contact investigation to identify and follow-up with any people who had close contact with these individuals. Public Health staff will monitor the close contacts, instruct them on how to do daily symptom and temperature checks, and ensure they are isolating themselves.   “We are in daily contact with these individuals to monitor their symptoms and ensure they are receiving support to be able isolate at home,”  Sauer said.   Public Health wants to remind everyone that they should follow simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:

 Frequent and thorough handwashing with soap and water.

 Cover coughs and sneezes.

 Avoid touching your face.

 Stay home when sick.

 Practice social distancing.

 Avoid large public gatherings and crowds.

“Dodge County Public Health is ready to deal with these new cases,” Sauer said.   “ We will continue to work with the Wisconsin Department of Health Service (DHS), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and our local partners to make sure our community remains safe and healthy.”

There are now 17 confirmed cases in Fond du Lac County.