Baker County has been notified of one new confirmed case of Coronavirus in the county, bringing total cases to seven. The first case was reported on May 6, 2020, and the other six cases have been reported between June 30 – July 4, 2020.
The Baker County Health Department is conducting case investigation and contact tracing to identify anyone who may have come into close contact with the individual who tested positive in the last 14 days. If you are identified as someone who was a close contact and may be at risk for COVID-19, you will be notified. Please support the Health Department’s contact tracing efforts by having voicemail available in the event you cannot answer. As required by law, the Health Department protects individual privacy while investigating cases.
Any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 is asked to isolate at home for 14 days to prevent the spread of illness to other people in the community. With the public health investigation ongoing, you can reduce your risk of contracting the virus by wearing face coverings in public, maintaining 6 feet of distance between yourself and others, and washing your hands regularly. People who have mild signs of COVID-19 should stay home, unless the signs of illness are serious enough that they would normally seek health care. Call your healthcare provider before going in to make a plan for how to be seen, while avoiding the spread of illness to others. Signs of COVID-19 include fever, cough and difficulty breathing. For a full list of symptoms and information about when to seek emergency medical attention visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html.
As COVID-19 cases increase in Baker County and surrounding areas, stay safe and protect our community by taking the precautions recommended by health authorities.