DHS Confirms Second Case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin
Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services
and the Pierce County Public Health Department have announced that a second person
in Wisconsin has tested positive for COVID-19. A news release says the person
was exposed while traveling in the U.S., and is currently in isolation at home.
Health department staff in Pierce County are working to
determine people who have been in contact with the person to isolate or
quarantine people and test those who are exhibiting symptoms.
DHS is asking people who have traveled to places where the
COVID-19 is active within the past two weeks to self-monitor and
self-quarantine themselves. People who develop symptoms like fever, cough or
breathing problems occur, those people are asked to contact their local health
department and health care provider for possible testing.
Experts say that while the risk of getting the virus
remains low, people should follow simple steps such as frequent and thorough
handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, avoiding touching your face and
staying home when you’re sick, to avoid spreading illnesses.