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COVID-19 Exposure in Wood County

Posted 8/13/2020 by krauter-egge@co.wood.wi.us



CONTACT: Susan Kunferman, Wood County Health Department Director/Health Officer

(715) 421-8911

COVID-19 Exposure in Wood County

Wisconsin Rapids, WI – The Wood County Health Department has received notification of exposures where people who have tested positive for COVID-19 visited during their infectious period. Patrons who were at Homestead Golf Course, playing the course or visiting the bar, during the following days and times may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

  • Saturday, August 1, 2020, 6:00-11:00 pm
  • Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Tuesday, August 4, 2020
  • Thursday, August 6, 2020, 2:30-6:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 8, 2020, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you feel you may have been exposed, monitor yourself for symptoms and stay home as much as possible for 14 days after the exposure. If you must leave your home, please wear a face covering, maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others, and practice good hand hygiene. Consider using pick-up or delivery services for groceries and other needs.  

“In Wood County, we are creative and resilient. We know people are at the heart of our economy, and we do better by solving problems together. We can protect each other’s health and well-being, and therefore our economy, with simple solutions like wearing a mask or practicing physical distancing of at least 6 feet. Please take these prevention measures seriously so we can get the spread of this virus under control and keep our businesses running,” stated Sue Kunferman, Wood County Health Department Director and Health Officer. 

In an effort to increase access to testing locally, the National Guard assisted with community testing on August 12th. A total of 400 tests were done at the testing event in Wisconsin Rapids; the site closed early after supplies ran out. Results from the tests will be available in 3-5 days. 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home and quarantine, limit your contact with other people, and contact your medical provider to be tested or visit https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/testing for a list of community testing sites. While this virus predominantly affects our vulnerable population more acutely, no one is immune from developing serious, even life threatening complications.