Grays Harbor County Public Health is alerting the public that two Grays Harbor residents are under investigation for COVID-19.
In a news release, Public Health Director Karolyn Holden states that while there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grays Harbor County, two local residents are under investigation for the novel coronavirus and will be tested.
Local public health officials are working with health care providers and close contacts of the individuals to control the spread of a virus.
They say that the COVID-19 situation in Washington is evolving rapidly and there is now evidence that the virus is spreading in communities.
Public health officials believe that there will likely be an increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases as testing becomes more readily available.
The most current information about the number of cases in Washington State is available on the Washington State Department of Health’s 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) webpage (doh.wa.gov/coronavirus).
As of this morning, over 230 people in the state were under public health supervision.
You can take action and make plans to stay healthy and slow the spread of respiratory infections like influenza or COVID-19.
By slowing the spread of respiratory infections, officials say that communities can reduce the overall number of cases, the number of people who experience complications, and reduce the likelihood that school, business, and health care will be disrupted because many people are ill at one time.
Actions you can take now include:
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If the spread of COVID-19 continues, health officials may consider other strategies – like canceling large public events – to keep people away from each other to slow the spread of the virus.
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