For Immediate Release 20 March 2020
Update on the Coronavirus situation in Switzerland County
Please be advised that while there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Switzerland County, the Switzerland County Health Department is currently monitoring 6 individuals with non-severe illness due to recent travel history and/or a symptom complex. Due to lack of testing capabilities which are beyond our control, we can only report that 2 individuals have been tested and the results are negative thus far. Information changes frequently, so please stay informed. All individuals have been very cooperative and are self-isolating at home with daily follow up from the County Health Nurse. The Switzerland County Health Department along with the Switzerland County Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the current situation and coordinate with our local, state, and federal partners to ensure the safety of everyone in our community. Please reference the CDC COVID-19, Coronavirus website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for the latest information.
Scott Frede, MD – Health Officer Switzerland County Health Department