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Public Health Officer Issues New Alert

By Gary Girard

LCO Health Center Director

LCO Public Health Officer

The LCO Community has had 5 Positive Covid-19 test results in the past 2 days! Sawyer County has been notified and they are providing quarantine monitoring and contact tracing.

Note: The definition of Insanity is ‘Doing the same thing but expecting a different result.’ There are way too many community members attending gatherings of 10 or more, not social distancing, not wearing masks, and not sanitizing. If we continue to ‘Do the same thing’ we can expect to have the same trend of more positive tests, and spread of the disease.

For the health of our community, please wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizers, disinfect surfaces, wear a mask, maintain social distance, and avoid gatherings of 10 or more.

If you have symptoms identified by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) please call your provider. We will test for Covid-19, you will be quarantined pending results of the test, Sawyer County will be notified and contact tracing will be done to slow the spread of the disease.

Per CDC: People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

· Fever or chills

· Cough

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Fatigue

· Muscle or body aches

· Headache

· New loss of taste or smell

· Sore throat

· Congestion or runny nose

· Nausea or vomiting

· Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms.

When to seek emergency medical attention

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:

· Trouble breathing

· Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

· New confusion

· Inability to wake or stay awake

· Bluish lips or face

· Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.


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