BURNETT– Burnett County Public Health has received notification of the county's fourth confirmed case of COVID-19 over the weekend and a fifth case on July 6.
The individuals are reported to be isolating at home, the department said, and contact tracing and investigation are underway.
Burnett County Public Health and the Burnett County COVID-19 Response Team have been preparing for positive cases of COVID-19 and are taking the necessary steps to limit further spread. The Safer at Home order is gone, the virus is not, they said.
Everyone can do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, they said, and recommend the following:
> Avoid social gatherings with anyone other than people who live in your home (no playdates, dinner parties, sleepovers, large family dinners, individual visitors). Avoid large gatherings.
> Practice physical distancing from others, staying six (6) feet apart. Wearing a cloth face mask is highly recommended.
> Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
> Cover your mouth and nose when you cough/sneeze.
> Avoid touching your face.
> If you get sick, call your hospital/doctor before going in.
"Burnett County Public Health and the Burnett County COVID-19 Response Team are ready to handle positive cases of COVID-19," the health department said. "We will continue to work with Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and our local partners to make sure our community remains safe and healthy."
For more information on COVID-19, call 211 or visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html or Burnett County Public Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Facebook.