A Mason County woman was reported as testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday, June 5, 2020. Mason County Public Health says this woman in her 50’s is currently hospitalized as contact interviews continue. This latest positive test brings the County’s total to 37. However, there are now only two active cases in Mason County.
If you are showing symptoms for COVID-19, early testing is encouraged. At the earliest signs of symptoms please reach out to the Respiratory illness triage line at 360-427-3615. They can assist you in scheduling an appointment at Mason Health’s Drive Thru COVID-19 testing.
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.
Mason County is currently in phase two of the Safe Start reopening process. The County is working on the proposal for applying to phase III including documentation collection, planning, and coordination.
Beginning on June 8, 2020, when on the job, all employees must wear a facial covering except when working alone or when the job has no in-person interaction as detailed in the Safe Start Washington Phased Reopening Plan; and, further, that employers must provide cloth facial coverings to employees, unless their exposure dictates a higher level of protection.”For more information visit: Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.4 and Safe Start Phased Reopening County-by-County;