Two more cases of covid-19 on Thursday; total rises to 66
January 14, 2021
Two more Wahkiakum County residents tested positive for covid-19 on Thursday, according to a press release from Wahkiakum Health and Human Services, bringing the cumulative number in the county to 66.
Both individuals are in self-quarantine. There is a connection to the Wahkiakum School District and St. James Family Center.
Because of close cooperation with the health department, as well as the significant protective measures already in place, the school district and St. James will remain open.
WHHS is working with the two individuals to determine who may have an exposure risk. The health department will notify people who have come in close contact.
There is active community spread, according to WHHS, and the risk of contracting covid-19 in Washington is increasing dramatically. They are urging people to practice safety measures such as social distancing, staying at home, wearing a mask if you have to socialize, and restricting activities to household members only.