A woman in her 20’s is the latest Mason County resident to test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Mason County Public Health was notified Sunday, June 21, 2020 of this additional positive test and says this is a “direct contact of a previous positive case.” The patient is currently isolating at home and brings the total of positive cases in Mason County to 42. However, there are two active cases in the County.
A news release also says public health officials are aware of an out of state case tested in Mason County that has caused a discrepancy in numbers and state, “We are working with Washington State DOH to rectify this.”
Here is current case information:
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. Mason County Public Health is asking that the public do their part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes wearing face coverings when in public.
A reminder, Mason County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start plan on Monday, June 22, 2020. Businesses approved to move into this new phase must comply with all health and safety requirements outlined in the guidance to reopen,
Businesses also should have a Phase 3 Safe Start Plan which can easily be filled out online: Template for Phase 3 Businesses.
A note from Mason County: Sandhill Park ballfields in North Mason County and MCRA sports park in central Mason County will remain closed in phase three.
Also, the Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA) has been extended until July 1, 2020.