A woman in her 20’s is the latest Mason County resident to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) which brings the number of cases in the county to 30. However, only five of these cases are active.
Mason County Public Health was notified of this positive case on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. A news release says the case was “just assigned from another county.” This means contract tracing has already been conducted and the isolation period is complete. Mason County Public Health is following up with the patient at this time.
Every news release explains: Due to Mason County being a small community, location data of positive cases will not be released to reduce the possibility of patient identification and to protect personal health information. Identified positive cases are located throughout Mason County. To avoid exposure, continue to follow the guidance of washing hands frequently, stay home, unless essential to work and limit travel to only medical appointments, medication pick up, and once every 2-week grocery shopping needs. This will help limit your exposure possibilities. Mason County Public Health is asking that the public do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Officials also encourage residents to follow Mason County All Hazards News on Facebook for regular updates. Tonight at 7 PM, you will find a video featuring Beau Bakken, Chief of North Mason Regional Fire Authority, explaining how EMS units have been using extra precautions to ensure crew and patient safety.